Meet Lori: Lori Williamson's journey towards founding 406 for Kids started almost exactly 30 years ago.
It was when she began working in the Human Resources Department at a large papermill in Missoula, Montana.
She was blessed to have two beautiful, vibrant, healthy daughters. Although, on a daily basis she saw, many, many families who were not so lucky.
Lori's greatest joy was helping them during their most trying times. Sometimes it was "requisitioning" the corporate jet to fly a very sick kid to a distant city for life saving treatment. Other times it was something as simple as sharing a cup of coffee and a box of Kleenex with a distraught father.
From there, Lori served on the Boards of Directors for the United Way and the Missoula Youth Homes. She also worked with the Missoula Children's Theatre and Watson's Children's Home and in many, many other similar volunteer positions.
For Lori, it has ALWAYS been about the children and their families. It's not only her passion, but her calling, and her very reason for living.
And then in 2019, she met Candy Faith at the Princess Ball, an event that would change Lori’s life forever!
Meet Candy: Candy is a Flathead Valley native who has lived in the Flathead Valley her entire life. She and her husband, Josh, had a baby girl, Valicity in 2005, a baby sister to big brother Dominick.
In 2008, Valicity was diagnosed with Leukemeia. She fought a courageous battle for 14 months and went into full remission.