Make a Difference Day (MAD). This is a day we dedicate to community members who are in need of a hand around the house or outside. It is held in Spring at different dates and locations. Please check our website for the up coming calendar date.
Projects have included power washing, windows, painting, raking leaves or making minor home repairs. In addition, we can assist in home cleaning and organizing.
There are many projects limited only by the number of volunteers.
The Pantry is an exciting, vital place, and volunteers are an essential part of the ministry. Volunteers are always appreciated, and there are places for everyone, individuals as well as families.
How do we serve? By committing our lives to become more like Christ. We can become the hands and feet of Christ by serving those members of our community who are struggling. For more information please visit their website at https://northlibertycommunitypantry.org
The Community Meal at the North Liberty Living Center is Saturday, October 17. Volunteers are needed to serve and/or donate food and to visit with the seniors. Meat dishes, vegetable dishes, and dessert dishes are needed for this meal.
To volunteer or donate contact Laura Bibby at 319-331-3866 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. When contacting Laura by email, please include the type of food dish you can donate or which type of volunteering suits you better.
Thank you so much in advance for your willingness to make a difference in the lives of our seniors!
“Girls who have come to Rapha House have been cheated out of their childhoods. We cannot restore the the youthfilled life, joy and dreams, but we can help with a promising and productive future where they can shape their new hopes and dreams.” (Stephanie Freed, Executive Director, on the Rapha House website)
By the end of this year, Rapha House will have 5 safe houses in Cambodia, one in Haiti and another in Thailand. Cambodia is a source, destination, and transit country for trafficked children and adults. It is a country not yet recovered from the atrocities committed against the people of Cambodia by the Pol Pot regime.
Last year a young man and his wife attended an event at their church in Indiana to watch a film about 3 girls rescued by Rapha House in Cambodia. Jason was so moved by what he saw that he decided to restore in his body shop a 1952 Dodge pickup he had recently purchased, sell it, and give the proceeds to Rapha House. Jason, his wife, and 2 of their children began the restoration August 27, 2014. The work went so smoothly he was able to enter the truck, named the Sarah Rose for the child of one of the trafficked girls in the movie, in the February World of Wheels car show in Indianapolis, where the truck took first in class. On May 13, the Sarah Rose sold for $16,000 at Mecum Auction in Indianapolis; someone hearing the story of the truck was moved to donate $5,000 more to Rapha House. On May 16, the truck’s buyer auctioned it again, this time for $20,000, and again the money was donated to Rapha House. Not only did the truck raise $41,000, but the new owner has made the truck available to appear at events publicizing and raising money for Rapha House. Jason is ready to work on the next build for Rapha House, a 1967 Ford Mustang convertible.
Save the Date! This year’s Rescue Run 5k Run/Walk will be Saturday, October 3, at Terry Trueblood Park in Iowa City. This fundraiser for Rapha House donates 100% of the registration fees, plus other money donated.
Our goal is 25 quarters a week – $25 a month – and, although donations have slowed a bit this summer, we have been meeting that goal. When we join together to fight human trafficking -human slavery – we can make an impact on this ruthless multi-billion dollar industry.
Life Church in North Liberty is gearing up for their back-to-school Love Wins project Servolution . This event is designed to serve under-resourced families in our community. They are hosting two events to give away shoes, haircuts, groceries, school supplies, and much more. Click Servolution 2013 to view a video about their last event.
Kirkwood Elementary 1401 9th St, Coralville, IA 52241 on August 20th from 2-5pm
Penn Elementary 230 N. Dubuque St. North Liberty, Iowa 52317 on August 21st from 3-6pm
They are preparing for Servolution by collecting NEW tennis shoes for children. They hope to collect 1000 pairs. To volunteer your time at the event, or to find out what sizes of shoes are needed, contact Adam@LifeChurchNow.org