News & Views

July 3, 2019

We will be closed July 4 and 5.  Please thank a veteran for serving!

Specific request: electric can opener for veteran

Other Current needs:

Men's Jeans/Pants, Shorts, Summer shirts, Light Jackets, Socks and Underwear, Baseball Caps, Pajamas, Shoes, Sweatpants

Women's Socks and Underwear, Light Jackets

Boys shorts and t-shirts,  2T, 5-6, 7-8 Summer clothes,  Boys light jackets, white socks, shoes and underwear

Girls 5-6, 7-8, 10-12 Summer Shirts, Girls Socks, light jackets

 

We also need:

Measuring cups and spoons, mixing bowls, drinking glasses, coffee makers, toasters, clock radios, small Kitchen tables/card tables and tv trays, razors, bath towels, Twin sheet sets, Full and Queen Blankets, Mattress Pads

 

We are remembering the life of Cindy Gens. Cindy was a dear woman who volunteered in the very early days of Reach & Restore. She was a support to me and became a special friend and help to a few particular clients. SHe was always concerned about the wellbeing of these folks and was a tremendous example of grace.  Her presence will be missed but we know because of her faith she is in heaven with no pain! Thankful to have known you Cindy!

 

 

   

May 19, 2019

Today was a special day for volunteers, family and friends as we celebrated and remembered the life of Randy Ralph, who passed away in December 2018.

Randy was a volunteer for Reach & Restore who had a gentle, sweet and giving heart.  He often steamed our clothing donations, recycled our metal waste and used his welding skills to design and fabricate clothing racks and a mattress cart for us to use. Randy was a simple, humble man and we enjoyed having his company and are thankful to have known him.  We are comforted to know he is in heaven!

If you would like Randy's meatloaf recipe, stop in for a copy!

 

   

April 15, 2019

We've had many beautiful moments lately as we followed up with our referrals.

"You called at the right time." " I needed that today." "Thank you for calling me."

It is out of the ordinary these days for random calls to be about caring instead of taking.  What a joy to know it can make such an impact!

 

   

March 1, 2019

We have been getting calls about a story online which says we are losing our lease. This is an OLD article which was true about 6 years ago. Thankfully we were forced to move at that time, because that building we were in was recently flattened in preparation for the light rail project!

It is such a great reminder that God is in control even when we don't know the reason why something is happening at the time. We have to trust.

We continue to have requests for warm adult size coats. If you have a spare you don't use, we'd love to pass it along to someone who needs it.

Other current needs: can openers, measuring cups and spoons, drink glasses and cups, mixing spoons, turners, hand mixers, toasters, coffee makers, gallon and quart zip lock bags, large handle or white garbage bags, full and queen sheets and blankets, men's belts, plus size clothing

Thank you for your support and care for others!  We love our crew!

   

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