Community Service

The Community Service Ministry encourages, coordinates and delivers services to the local community with a strong emphasis on hands-on activities that improve the lives of those less fortunate in our community.
The Community Service Ministry provides opportunities for church members to volunteer and helps them learn ways to serve the community.
 

 

 

Homeless Outreach

 
To get involved with our homeless outreach as a volunteer or to donate items, please contact Tom Baker: 952-486-2789 takemesailing@yahoo.com
 

Donations needed

 

Items needed for generator operation and maintenance

  • Gas cards - Holiday gas cards are best because that’s what’s closest to the camp. Be sure to buy a gas only card.
  • 5W-40 oil
  • Sea Foam 
  • Extension cords
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Food

  • Canned food
  • Microwaveable food
  • Bread
  • Peanut butter
  • Any shelf-stable food
  • Snacks
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Pears
  • Boxed juice
  •  

Clothing needed (men and women, various sizes, tallest person in the camp is 6'5" with size 15 feet)

  • Wool Socks
  • Underwear
  • Shoes
  • Long underwear
  • Winter jackets and pants
  • Hats, gloves, mittens
  • Belts
  • Hand and feet warmers
  • Winter boots 
  • Heavy pangs
  • Sweaters and sweatshirts
  • Flannel shirts
 

Cleaning and personal care

  • Feminine care products
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • General cleaning products (environmentally friendly preferred)
 

General items

  • Socket wrench set
  • Scissors
  • Utility knives 
  • Charcoal
  • Ice
  • Bottled water
  • Scrap wood and building materials
  • Zip ties
  • Gorilla or duct tape
  • Electric space heaters
  • Warm sleeping bags
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Large tents (4 to 6 person)
  • Sleeping pads

 

Currently, we are working with Minneapolis Northside homeless encampment. You can be reimbursed for donated items that you purchase, or make a donation to the camp, by following this link: Minneapolis Northside Mutual Aid - Open Collective
 

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