News & Views

December 8, 2011

We are compiling a wish list of items that are specific needs of people we've met recently.  If you are looking for a way to bless an individual this month, please consider an item from the list below or call us for other possibilites.  Items do not have to be new but clean and in working order. THANK YOU!

BOOTS and gloves for adults and teens

Boy age 15-  pants 38x34 and shoes size 14 or 15

Boy- size 18-20 coat and size 9 men Boots

2x coat for man

3x coats for women

4x coat for man

6x coat for man

Snowpants for 16 yr old boy who is 250 lbs. - Not sure what size that would be...

Woman size 12W flat shoes and winter boots



November 5, 2011

Thank you for your help bringing your material donations to our warehouse. It frees us up to deliver to families we are assisting.

We have needs for adult and children's winter boots, coats, gloves and snowpants.  Before leaving them with us, please check for stains, rips and working zippers. THANK YOU!

It's wonderful to hear how God is meeting needs. He is surely meeting needs in your life too.

A few days ago we had a call asking if we wanted a sewing machine for anyone. This is not a common item that is requested, but nice to know if there is one available.  About 5 minutes after that call, a couple walked in that we've met before wanting to make a clothing appointment. They are from another country and have a heavy Yugoslavia accent. We have found that women from that part of the country know and enjoy sewing very much!  She was asked if a sewing machine would be useful and her eyes got big.  Hers isn't working and she would LOVE a different one!   This week we plan to make this happen at their clothing appointment.

God is GOOD!


September 8, 2011

The waiting list gets longer today... here are items that we need to help with these requests:

Thank you!

Men's Jeans, Shoes, Belts and White Socks

Silverware/Kitchen Utensils/Can Openers/Measuring Cups & Spoons

Dish Sets


Toasters/Microwaves (must be safe and up to date)

Kitchen Tables and Chairs

Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Washcloths, Kitchen Linens

Shower Curtains/T.P./Toiletries

Pillows/Bed Frames/Bedding

Living Room Furniture/end tables/lamps/TV trays




July 11, 2011

We are so thankful!

Your prayers are key in this ministry.  Over and over there are moments when we see God's attention to detail.

The Reach & Restore van was picking up a donation last Friday and upon leaving, it wouldn't start.  Parked in front of an apartment building where no one is suppose to stay, there was a bit of a panic.   The key wasn't turning in the ignition.

Calls were made to our auto shop connections and there weren't openings until the middle of this week.  One of the volunteers who just started helping R&R was at the scene and had AAA service.  He was able to get the van towed to a local shop at no charge!  That was a huge blessing and unexpected.  The towing company knew of the shop we connected with and knew exactly where to bring the van.  The van was fixed today (Monday) needing a new ignition switch. It is now back in service for ministry with a set of new keys!

Looking back, we praise God that there were two male delivery volunteers with the van at the time that this happened. Also, it occurred after the last delivery for the week just a few miles away!

Summer isn't vacation time for Reach & Restore!  Serving our neighbors in need is a joy and can't be done without you.  If you would be interested in forming or becoming part of a prayer group for Reach & Restore and the specific requests of the people served, please email us!


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