News & Views

January 7, 2016

A NEW YEAR is ahead of us and we are so grateful for your support! God is keeping our doors open with your help and we love our guests!

One of our end of the year highlights was a surprise donation from a local grocery store who thanked us for being a part of the community. Some of their staff came, took a tour and heard our story. What an honor!

Typically, January is a little quieter but we've got a lot of people waiting for specific things from last year. Please pray for our ministry. That the message of God's gift is clear as we serve.

Our current needs are: Men's jeans, boots, gloves, tennis shoes, underwear,  Boys size 3T-18    Girl size 7-8 to JR.

Boys underwear and socks, all sizes, Plus sizes,     Large blankets,  Towels,    Basic Kitchen utensils, Pots/Pans, Toasters/small appliances

Twin and Full Beds, End tables, Small Kitchen Tables/Card Tables, TV trays,  Can openers, Plastic cups,  Cake mixes (birthday room)



October 29, 2015

Yesterday was very heart heavy day.  Every person who came into Reach & Restore was grieving!  Hearing difficult situations is a "normal" day for us but this was strange!

We were told about an 8 month old, a sister, a few friends, and dad had all died recently and others were processing the news of cancer in a loved one.  On top of that, an elderly woman came to her clothing appointment, had tripped and fell in her home and woke up from being unconscious on her floor the night before. She needs assisted living but can not find a low income unit.  Another called us because she was lonely, thanking us for helping her in the past.  A family who lost all in a house fire received some replacement items and clothing for her kids.

This is life all around us... Invisible pain!

We were blessed to pray with and hug our friends dealing with these things!  God is our hope and strength and we are humbled to be able to share His love with the people that come to us.

As we approach a "giving" season, please consider donating financially to Reach & Restore.

May Christ's light keep shining and reaching into the hearts of the hurting through this ministry!

Thank you.




August 27, 2015

It's been 10 years since Katrina hit the south.  Next month we''ll be celebrating 10 years of serving those in need around us!   Praise God for his provision to do this!  We are so grateful for the support, prayers and time invested in Reach & Restore. God has touched so many lives over the years.

Even though we couldn't communicate with many words, a Russian woman left her clothing appointment today by giving a huge "thank you" hug.

Nothing like it.

What's happening tomorrow?

We are upon back to school clothing requests!  We need socks and underwear for all sizes, tennis shoes, jeans and sweatshirts.



June 29, 2015

Please note that we have a mailing address that seems to be listed as our physical address on some search engines.  If you have a material donation, please call us to verify where to bring it to.  952-933-1393

A case worker was smiling ear to ear today when he picked up a blender for his client. He said it seems like a little thing, but for this person it will change his life. He had to have all of his teeth pulled and because of deterioration of his bone, dentures don't fit correctly.  Implants are not covered by insurance.  Now he'll be able to blend his food, get more nutrition from fruits and vegetables and eat more balanced meals.

One of our other guests has started attending Celebrate Recovery and has accepted Christ in her life!  She told us that He was working on her heart and now things are making more sense.  The Lord will help her heal from her past wounds and with the support of R&R friends, get back on her feet.  We are thrilled for her new hope and new life with Christ!

Another person we've helped in the past called in a panic for baby items as she recently found out her young daughter is pregnant. This is a stress on any parents but a much larger one when trying to make it day to day and search for work.

A recent follow up was a praise report- a newly single mom landed a great full time job with benefits.  This is a huge answer to prayer for her to move on from an abusive situation.

Every day at Reach & Restore we hear life stories.  We are able to intersect these stories with your help.  Thank you for participating and please keep this ministry in your prayers.


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