News & Views

November 25, 2012


Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time of reflection. Thank you for your giving to Reach & Restore.

We hope you received our newsletter and if not, let us know so we can send you one. It contained just a few glimpses of how your support touches lives in transition. There are so many more stories to tell of how God uses us to deliver His message of love.

Last week, a church dropped off their excess Thanksgiving food donations to us. What a surprise and blessing to 10 of our contacts! None of them were expecting the help. We thanked God for this opportunity to give directly to people who didn't have Thanksgiving food for their families.

As we were trying to reach some families for the food deliveries, we had to leave messages. One woman called back in tears. It had been a while since we had talked but she was really hurting today.

"I'm not doing so well. The doctors figured out what is wrong with me but said there is nothing they can do for me. Thank you for thinking of me but I know there is a family who could really use the food. It would make me feel better if you would give it to a family. I won't see my family. Just my nurse tomorrow. My family doesn't visit me."

As the conversation ended another call came in. A woman at a shelter on a phone that cuts off after 5 minutes. We got cut off... my heart sank.

This happened within 10 minutes, right before leaving R&R for Thanksgiving Break. WOW Lord.

I am thankful for our donors ... AND our recipients who give me perspective.


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April 20, 2012

An exciting week ahead as we will be featured on KARE 11!



February 20, 2012

Reach & Restore currently needs:   Delivery Volunteers

Sheet Sets- all sizes

Bath Towels, Hand Towels

High Chair and Pack N Play

Pots & Pans

Can Openers

Small Kitchen Tables/Chairs and/or Card Tables and Folding Chairs

Boy's jeans- PreSchool and Up

Men's Jeans, T-shirts, Belts and Shoes



January 3, 2012

Turning the calendar page to reveal a new year is thought provoking. Before looking ahead, I reflect on last year and how so many lives were touched with generousity and the message of God's love for all!  When this ministry began at the end of 2005, I never imagined what it is today and all the events in between!  God is faithful and trusting in Him is the only way Reach & Restore moves ahead.  What an adventure to be in His plans!

The first day back today in 2012 and we were tickled once again by God's orchestration.  A volunteer had repaired a baby crib over the weekend and brought it back into the warehouse.  A few hours later, a referral came in and she needed a crib!  Due in a few weeks, this was a huge blessing!  It was picked up within the hour and other baby items were gathered. We learned the father had just recently been laid off from his job with dozens of others.  There is a story behind every need. I pray more of us will have mercy and just let God work through us with "no strings".

Happy New Year and Thank you for your support which will allow us to continue on this adventure.

Ronda Oliver



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