03.18.21

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Dennis Davies of Lewis and Clark County

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines last week recognized Dennis Davies of Lewis and Clark County.  Dennis embodies the compassion and dedication to his community.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, each week Daines will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: HERE.

The following is a statement submitted to the Congressional Record:  

TRIBUTE TO DENNIS DAVIES OF LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY

Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, this week I have the honor of recognizing Dennis Davies of Lewis and Clark County for his compassion and dedication to his community during the pandemic. While schools were closed to in-person instruction, Dennis saw that students needed a place to do their work at home. He rose to the occasion and began building desks for young Montanans enrolled in virtual school.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Dennis was inspired by a TV segment that profiled a teacher from Iowa who made desks for students and thought he could do the same for Montana’s students.

At first, he paid desk supply expenses out of his own pocket. After the community recognized the service he was providing, donations began rolling in.

Now, with the assistance of donated supplies and funds, he is able to expand his operation and build even more desks for kids. Dennis works alongside many Montanans who volunteer their time to help him build and deliver desks and he hopes to provide 2,000 desks to students across the state. Though that amount may be daunting, he is excited to help do his part to help Montana families get through the pandemic.

It is my distinct honor to recognize Dennis for his compassion and dedication to the people of Lewis and Clark County in this trying time. His kindness and charitable approach to work serves as an inspiration to all Montanans.