Each month, The Advocates Injury Attorneys partner with NonStop Local News to recognize an individual or organization that makes Montana a wonderful place to live and work. For August 2023, we are honored to celebrate Brad Livingston, a resident of Great Falls. Brad spent 41 years working in the military. After he retired, he felt the call to continue serving his community. He is currently involved with several local organizations, including United Way of Cascade County, the Montana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the Great Falls Fire Rescue Foundation, and Military Kids with the Great Falls Public School District. With United Way of Cascade County, Livingston takes part in “Stuff the Bus,” an event that collects school supplies for kids in need. He says he remembers needing government support as a child because his family couldn’t afford health insurance or school lunch. “I’ve been blessed. And so now I think it’s my turn to return back to the next generation who are facing the same situations I did,” he says. As State Chair of the ESGR, Brad has the chance to help show appreciation to employers that hire Guardsmen. The ESGR “strives to develop and promote a culture in which Montana employers support and value the military service of their employees.” “I want this to thrive. I want Great Falls to be what I call the center of the universe. And by helping out in a small way, I’m trying to do my part in that,” Brad says. “The cool thing about Brad is he’s a hero helping heroes, whether teachers, kids at schools, military, firemen; he’s all over the place helping those who have needs,” said Montana Advocate Doug Day. At the The Advocates, we are very grateful that we are surrounded by Good Samaritans like Brad Livingston. If you know a person or organization who deserves to be recognized, fill out the form on NonStop Local’s website. Each month, we will select a deserving nominee and honor them with a news story.