YMCA MIssoula

Chris Siegler

As the Ebola crisis rages on in West Africa, Missoula’s YMCA is raising money to help their sister organization in Sierra Leone fight the deadly outbreak.

Chris Siegler, who’s been on the board of Missoula’s Y since 1983, was a Peace Corps volunteer in the west African country in the late 1960s with his wife Jeannie. They went back to visit after Sierra Leon’s 11-year civil war that ended in 2002. On that trip they discovered the Y in its capital, Freetown.

YMCA Missoula

Some of us will soon be hitting the gym to work off the weight we've gained as a result of all the holiday treats and feasts.
     The YMCA welcomes people to consider its gym and swim services.

But, Jon Lange, the executive director and chief executive officer of the Missoula Family YMCA says the organization offers much more than health and wellness facilities.
    In tonight's feature interview, Lange details some of those programs. He tells Edward O'Brien the YMCA has always been a part of his life.