This week, we were honored to present a check for $4,800 to the Samaritan House in Kalispell, Montana, a nonprofit seeking to end homelessness in the Flathead Valley.
At Revel, we are proud to support the places we live, work and play. One of the ways this comes to life is in the form of our community giveback, where 1% of all company profits are donated directly back into our local community. These donations are made quarterly, and the check presented to the Samaritan House was Revel’s first donation made since our inception, with profits from Q1.
Samaritan House is a homeless shelter and transitional living program in Kalispell, Montana, serving the larger Flathead Valley. The mission of the Samaritan House is to provide shelter and basic needs for homeless people and families, while fostering self-respect and human dignity.
Over the course of a year, Samaritan House houses 1,125 clients in their shelter, 100 clients in their transitional housing and 100 clients in their permanent housing, all located on their Kalispell campus. The shelter program encourages and supports clients by teaching them interdependent skills that lead them to live an independent lifestyle. Samaritan House’s Case Managers require clients to come up with budget plans and work towards earning employment and income to support themselves.
Their Executive Director, Chris Krager, offered our Revel team access across the Samaritan House campus, allowing us to see and experience the accommodations for ourselves. Hearing Chris’ personal stories – and waving hi to some of the Samaritan House clients – only gave further proof that our donation was going to the right place. Making it even more special, however, was knowing that Mike Laabs, the late father of our Founder and Broker, Kelly Laabs, helped build the Samaritan House, before his untimely passing in a climbing accident on McDonald Peak in 2000.
To Chris and the entire Samaritan House team, we are honored to help aid your mission to end homelessness in the Flathead Valley. For those looking to get involved, the Samaritan House is always looking for donations and volunteers. For more information and to contact Chris directly, visit their website HERE.