News & Views

October 30, 2013

It is clear that winter is near as the phone rings for clothing appointments!  Winter coats, boots and gloves are going out the door.  Keeping sizes available for all on hand is important. If you have a warm coat you no longer need that has a working zipper, we can pass it along to someone who needs it.

This week at least three infants will have beds, formally homeless adults will have furniture to make their empty apartments comfortable and families have cookware to heat their food.  Many have taken devotionals home with them. We are so thankful God has given us the opportunity to share with others in desperate times. For many, these moments are testimonies of how God has provided when their hope was gone.

There are many gracious volunteers who contribute their time to get ready for our next referral.  Whether it is sorting, hanging or steaming clothing, packing up household items, delivering, or answering the phone,  each task is an act of giving. If you know a volunteer, please tell them " thank you ".

 

   

September 27, 2013

We are very thankful to the many volunteers who are dedicating time to Reach & Restore!  It is a gift to be around people who want to make a difference.

The single parenting class is a blessing. Please continue to pray for the ladies and helpers. If you know someone who might be wanting to join this fall session, have them give us a call for more information.

A huge thank you to the God Squad (children's program at Ridgewood Church) who gathered many useful items that were needed at Reach & Restore! Teaching children while they are young to give and care about others as Christ asks is very important!

This week we had a call from a woman who had surgery yesterday. She asked for a bed frame so she'd be able to get out of her bed with less pain while healing.  Praise God we had one come in the day before she called.  We don't believe in coincidences.  God orchestrates these moments!  Thankfully, today her mattress is off the floor and we'll be praying for her recovery.

Our biggest need is financial at this time.  Trusting in God's faithfulness is humbling and awesome!

   

September 12, 2013

Please pray for our upcoming Single Parenting Class which begins next week!  We expect 6-8 moms and will have childcare.  There will be curriculum that will include a video, workbook and discussion.  We believe lives will be encouraged and God will be glorified!

Currently, we are in need of boys and mens shoes, 3-T- size 12 boy clothing, adult underwear (new and modest), kitchen linens and utensils, can openers, pots and pans, lamps, full and queen bedding and beds.

Please consider supporting Reach & Restore financially as we are seeking monthly contributions to keep our doors open to our community.  If your place of work or business makes donations through United Way, Reach & Restore can be designated as an option.  Contact us for more information on how your office can make an impact together.

If you are searching for our address online and are confused, please call us at 952-933-1393.  We have tried to update our address on various sites and find it difficult to get results! We have not given our address to anyone to post so we apologize for the mixed information out there.  Because we operate by appointment, our desire is to know who is coming to us and when.Thank you!

 

 

   

July 23, 2013

In everything give thanks!

Yesterday, we had our first clothing appointments at our new location!  After the first two rescheduled, the third was THRILLED to be the FIRST!  The first comment out of their mouth walking in the door was a compliment about the place.  Yeah God!  They were excited to get their photo taken as a piece of R&R history.  Two more appointments after that.  A very proud grandma and a recently single working mother of 7, who is trying to keep her head up above water. Her son kept asking, "how much does this cost?"   He was amazed when we said, "Nothing. You can just have it."  He and his mom chose Bibles on their way out.

More fun today when a child said, "I LOVE IT HERE!"

Another visitor said, "I have to go to a funeral on Friday and now I have something to wear.  Thank you so much!"

We are so thankful for what God has done and is going to do!  Please pray for us as we try and catch up with appointments and meet needs of those around us. Many hours of hard work have been invested to keep Reach & Restore open during this transition!  THANK YOU

Please note:  The google address listed online is not current.  Please call us if you are planning to come over.

 

   

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