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November 15, 2018

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REACH & RESTORE, INC.

4737 County Rd 101, Box 220

Minnetonka, MN  55345

   

September 18, 2018

A great day at Reach & Restore.

Today we had a surprise visit from our friend who is cancer free! He had moved to California this year shortly after his brother passed away to be near family and came back to MN get his things out of storage. I'll never forget the call when he told us his cancer was back and then the day he announced to us that he was healed from his cancer!  It was so much fun to celebrate with him for a moment again today. Our friend is now working at the Salvation Army in LA and his joy has been restored.  This is one thankful guy and much of his thanks goes to the supporters of R&R who prayed for him and provided clothing and other items during his journey.

We provided a few fabulous haircuts today.  Weight is lifted and smiles are big!

A little guy got a bike with training wheels. It was hard for him to stop climbing on it inside.

A new volunteer assisted a guest with clothing selection and had great success.  The guest shared her friend is in hospice and needed encouragement. We were able to help with that.

Many received baked goods on their way out. We are grateful it is enjoyed and doesn't go to waste!

Another gal we had met a few weeks ago shared that she got hired and started yesterday!  She had asked for prayer for the interview and was thanking us for that as well as her outfit she wore to her interview.  It is a huge blessing for her and her little one to have more financial stability.

This evening a woman at a shelter found housing. She couldn't stop giggling about it and said now she'll actually sleep tonight!

CURRENT NEEDS:

Toasters

Coffee Makers

Cookie Sheets

Measuring Cups/Spoons

Mixing Bowls

Pots and Pans

Underwear

Umbrellas

Fall Jackets

Boys and Mens

Hoodies

Men's Tennis/Walking Shoes

 

 

   

July 8, 2018

It seems there is always news to share.

The most wonderful news is that the gentleman who was mourning the loss of his brother who was killed in Chicago stopped into R&R and told us his cancer is GONE! The doctors had given him 6-8 months when he was diagnosed.  Prayers for healing were answered and we thanked God together.  He also decided to move to be with family out of state and was wanting to say thank you to all at Reach & Restore before he went. We cried a little together and hugged goodbye- for now.

We have other clients who are struggling with cancer and other health challenges who would love to have your prayer support. Health is one area of life that can turn everything else upside down.  Weight gain, weight loss, limited mobility, mental instability are all reasons someone might need help from Reach & Restore.  At a recent appointment, a woman needed a stool and a reaching/grabbing stick. It was so much fun to find those items in our warehouse and see the excitement on her face! Her life just got a little relief because of your involvement.

Another woman dropped off a card to us after getting help replacing her bedding, linens and clothing from a bed bug invasion. It said, "This has been a nightmare. Thank you for putting a smile back on my face. I believe in God and you are my angels."

After losing one my own college friends last week from a quick 3 month fight with pancreatic cancer I am preparing my mind for the funeral and grieving what was lost and remembering what matters and lasts.  The only hope we have is eternal.  Reach & Restore is all about demonstrating that.

If you are grieving a loss, we'd love you have you join our small grief and loss support group on Thursdays at 2pm.  Give us a call if you plan on coming.

   

May 15, 2018

It was an interesting day full of emotions!

We learned a client who received clothing a few weeks ago for an interview got a full time temp job- on top of another part time job. An answer to prayer that will meet her financial needs for a while.

A woman stopped in before leaving for the west coast who we had connected with a few months ago while she was at a shelter. She is on a life changing journey and it was no coincidence that she came back before her move.  We had a beautiful discussion about her past and how God had brought her through so many things including a divorce and is teaching her to live on the bare minimum instead of a material world. She shared that she is happier than she has ever been because she has faith and trust in God which is all making sense now.  Our job coach met with her before she left for the Amtrak station and we hope to hear from her as she settles in another place.

A man who is battling cancer stopped in for support because his brother was robbed, shot and killed in Chicago and he is planning to get to the funeral this weekend. He has shared his life struggles with us and we have been able to provide a variety of basic needs along the way.

A case worker walked in with a bunch of donation items and also asked if we had a car seat and bassinette for a homeless client.

A grandmother came for birthday presents for her 4 year old granddaughter she cares for.

Another woman picked up her household things for her new apartment. Tonight she will be able to make a meal and eat with dishes again.

Two kids and a mom came for clothing who are living at a shelter. The kids were saying they missed certain things and kept asking for toys. The boy was very bright and so excited about a wood truck.  He was going to paint it and was in heaven. Little things can mean so much. These helps will relieve the mom and give the kids a way to express themselves.

A man who is recovering from a stroke got many items and we heard him say "this is great!" while choosing his clothing.

We are so grateful to serve our community and be a support for those in good times and hard times!  God provides through you!  Thank you from us and all of our friends.

 

 

 

 

   

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