News & Views

October 2016

Today was literally a life saver for one of our clients!  Thanks to our delivery volunteers, she will be sleeping in a safe apartment tonight.  When the volunteers arrived at the apartment door they smelled gas.  She had a key for the apartment but because it was empty, didn't stay there overnight yet.  The pilot lights were not lit on her stove.  The apartment smelled of gas.  We are all thankful that she is alive to enjoy her new home tonight!

We take simple home skills/knowledge for granted.  I wonder how many accidents happen due to lack of exposure to these types of things?

Thank you for keeping R&R in your prayers. There is opportunity to grow and we ask for provision.  God is faithful and good.  Lives are being touched and our volunteers are amazing.

Donations needed:

Men- jeans, shoes, sweatshirts and winter wear

Women- large sizes, underwear and socks

Kids- pants, boys underwear and socks, girls larger socks, sweatshirts, snowpants

Ziplock bags are always welcomed for bagging up our food donations from Caribou, Einstein Bagels, Auntie Anne Pretzels and Famous Daves



August 2016

Back to school season is approaching and clothing is in higher demand for families right now. We have need for gym shoes, socks, underwear, and clothing for both boys and girls.  If you know someone else who has kids who are growing and don't know who to pass the clothing on to, please give them our number!

A mother said this when leaving the clothing closet today...

"My kids are going to be so happy. They were really concerned about what other kids would think when they go back to school. Thank you so much for your help!"

Thank you for your support and prayers for Reach & Restore!  God is meeting needs in many ways.



May 22, 2016

Something good is going on... when a catalytic converter is stolen from our delivery truck and our server gets hacked shortly after, we can only know that there is  a battle for our attention around here.  We know these distractions could pull us down but we are choosing to trust in the One who we live for and serve at Reach & Restore. Loving our neighbors is an adventure!

We are thankful to God for generous friends who helped us get back to normal.

Our most current needs are beds, towels, sheets, large blankets,  boy summer clothing and socks and underwear for all sizes/genders.


April 7, 2016

Just like the crazy weather that goes back and forth between blowing snow and sunshine, we have heard many sad stories of families grieving over lost loved ones and success stories of employment and keys to housing this month.   Thank you for supporting this outreach in various ways.  Each part plays a role in connecting people to meeting urgent, present needs.  Just today, someone asked for clothing for a funeral and another, cookware for their empty apartment.

Spring brings in a new, fresh air and colors that seem brighter than ever.  It resembles what we hear as people leave Reach & Restore.  Their steps are lighter, we hear sighs of relief and see smiles. It's like a transformation right before us. Today was a good day for him or her and a brighter tomorrow is ahead.  It is wonderful to know someone cares! God sure does!


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