Torrent Technologies rises to the Challenge

Torrent Technologies rises to the Challenge

Print Article

For the past 10 years employees of Torrent Technologies have thrown down the gauntlet at the Glacier Challenge in Whitefish, a fundraiser supporting the Flathead Youth Home. The business also became a title sponsor for the event in 2014.

In this year’s Challenge held June 30, 30 teams competed in the multi-sport race involving running, biking, canoeing and kayaking and covering about 50 miles of varied terrain in and around Whitefish.

All proceeds from the annual event go to the Flathead Youth Home facility in Kalispell the provides a safe place for teens in crisis who would otherwise have nowhere else to go. The Home provides counseling, stabilization and group care sessions in a safe, nurturing environment. Teens can stay up to a year, attend their same schools and get together with family and friends if they choose.

The funds raised from the Glacier Challenge comprise about a third of the Home’s annual budget.

Torrent sent two seven-person teams this year for the combined gender race.

“Torrent believes in the mission of the Flathead Youth Home, and has been proud to both sponsor and participate in the Glacier Challenge since 2008,” said Mel Hodges, vice president of compliance at Torrent. “We look forward to this race every year — the event is a lot of fun and brings together members from all departments … It’s a fun day and supports a very worthy cause.”

Located in Kalispell and founded in 2005, Torrent is Marsh’s flood insurance subsidiary and the direct servicing agent for FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program. Torrent also opened a division in Overland Park, Kansas, last year and maintains a strong emphasis on employee volunteerism in both the communities where its employees live and work.

And one more thing … it bears mentioning that the Kalispell Motor Vehicle Department got a nod from one of the citizenry. Kalispell resident Poul Houlberg made the difficult decision to give up driving recently, after 70 years, due to health reasons. He wrote the Inter Lake just to say that “after a short wait, he was received a pleasant reception and efficiency of the employees that was a pleasure to witness.”

Hats off to you, too, Mr. Houlberg. Thank you for your strong sense of responsibility and courage to seek out alternative transportation.

Print Article

Read More Carol Marino: Good News

Payback time for love letter from long ago

February 10, 2019 at 7:37 am | Daily Inter Lake Back in the day, if a couple living in different towns wanted to communicate with one another it was either by long-distance telephone or letters. Long distance was quite expensive back then and most...

Comments

Read More

Treehouse Collective raises money for shelter

January 27, 2019 at 2:55 pm | Daily Inter Lake Tucked into the Emporium on First Avenue East in Kalispell is a growing group of entrepreneurs known as The Treehouse Collective. Among the 10 artists is hip-hop musician 21-year-old Josh Edwards. E...

Comments

Read More

Surviving my ‘Survivor’ addiction

January 13, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake As a means of ridding my closet of skeletons in the New Year, I’ve decided to disclose my addiction to the reality show “Survivor.” I’m not sure how things got to this point, but I haven’t missed a ...

Comments

Read More

Ranch provides loving home for animals in need

December 30, 2018 at 9:51 am | Daily Inter Lake All Mosta Ranch Montana is a nonprofit livestock rescue adoption and educational center in Marion whose mission is to provide a sustainable quality of life for abused, displaced, neglected or unwante...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2019 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X