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Lead Gift. Photo by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital.
Lead Gift
Glenn Dobbs, CEO of Mines Management Ė Montanore, Inc (L) providing Bill Patten, CEO of St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital (R) with a check toward their lead gift pledge of $120,000 for the new hospital project. Photo courtesy St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital.
Mines Management donates $120,000 towards new Libby hospital
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
November 18, 2010

Montanore Minerals, Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mines Management, Inc. recently showed their ongoing commitment to the health of the communities of Libby and Troy by pledging their support with the lead gift to build a new hospital in Libby. "Mining is a hazardous profession and as such, our commitment to the health and well being of our employees and the communities we operate in is paramount," commented Glenn Dobbs, CEO of Mines Management. "Healthcare is the cornerstone to every thriving community. We appreciate the opportunity to support the expansion of healthcare services in the region."

According to Bill Patten, CEO of St. Johnís, community collaboration is the basic ingredient for successful communities. "Mines Management is showing their commitment to the health of our communities in a big way with this gift," said Patten. "While the gift itself is important, what really strikes me about Montanoreís pledge is the way that they have stepped up to the plate to become actively involved in our community. And keep in mind that this is really an act of faith; they are still waiting for approval of their Record of Decision."

Mines Management, Inc. of Spokane is a U.S. based mineral company focused on the acquisition and exploration of precious and base metals mineral deposits. The companyís current primary focus is on the advancement of the Montanore silver-copper project located in northwestern Montana, with a goal to ultimately become a new mid-tier producer of precious and base metals.

"The community has been very supportive of our efforts to re-permit the Montanore Project, and giving back is one way we can show our appreciation. We hope to do even more after the Record of Decision is signed and the mine is in production. We intend to show every level of support possible for South Lincoln County."

Montanore Minerals Corp. has a long history of philanthropy in South Lincoln County. "Since opening our local office in Libby in 2005, we have had the opportunity to give back to the communities of Libby and Troy by supporting many civic and youth organizations," added Dobbs.

"Significant permitting progress has been made for the Montanore Project this year. The project is in the final phase of permitting as we are working with the agencies towards the conclusion of the Final Environmental Impact Statement ("EIS") and Record of Decision ("ROD"). At this delicate stage in the process, community support is key. If we could ask one thing of the communities at this point, it would be to show your support for the project with the Forest Service and with your elected officials."

"As a committee, we are overwhelmed by Montanore Mineralís display of commitment to the healthcare legacy in South Lincoln County," added Pat Pezzelle, Co-Chairperson of the Capital Fundraising Committee for the hospital project. "This gift defines community commitment, generosity and foresightedness. It is our hope that the community will display the same level of support for Montanore Minerals as they move forward with the project. This mine project is the shot in the arm our community needs to help turn around our local economy."

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