Outreach in Our Community
Showing God’s love through practical service
Making a Difference
We live in an ever-changing world, but the one thing that we know for sure is that we serve an unwavering God! He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Here at Living Word, our heart is to be a light and support our community during these unprecedented times by leading with compassion, wisdom, and love. Thanks to your support and our partnership with Good in the Hood, we can make practical help and positive community impact in various ways that much easier.
Community Outreach Pastor
Outreach Operation Manager
Serving our community together.
It’s that time of year again! We are just as excited as the kids when it comes to going “Back to School.” Last year we rallied for Crest View Elementary to ensure that these future leaders have the tools they need to succeed.
Living Word’s Brooklyn Park Community Kickback was nothing less than a good time! 32+ volunteers from all ages supported 60+ families, friends, neighbors, and business partners. This family-style event allowed participants to enjoy food, music, games, and raffles. A few families stated they felt completely comfortable around our staff and volunteers. They are now looking forward to attending more events. We successfully brought our core values to the community as a team. It was well received.
Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to kick back and relax or have fun in the sun. This year, we want to spread our summer joy with the families in our community while strengthening our outreach efforts by hosting a Free BBQ picnic in the park!
What Can I Do to Help?
Every donation toward outreach helps us to provide more relief to those in need and support our ministry partners.
We are always collecting items to help those in need. Donations can be dropped off in the bin outside our main lobby doors at our Brooklyn Park campus.
Nonperishable Items Needed:
Canned chicken, canned tuna, canned or dry beans, peanut butter, hearty soups and chili, cereal, rice, pasta, Ramen, packaged instant meals, canned fruit in juice (not syrup), canned vegetables, (low or no sodium), spaghetti sauce, canned tomatoes (sauce/diced/whole/paste), coffee/tea, cooking oil/olive oil, salad dressings, salsa, seasonings and condiments.
Personal Care Items Needed:
Diapers, baby formula, deodorant, toilet paper, paper towels, wet wipes, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.
Donate Shoes for Shoe Away Hunger Program:
Shoe Away Hunger is a Good in the ‘Hood program where footwear is turned around to provide an eco-friendly means of support for the Feeding The Future programs. New or slightly used shoes are ALWAYS wanted and needed. Here is how you can donate shoes to this program:
- Bring shoes (up to 50 pairs at any one time) to any of the nine Schuler Shoes stores in the Twin Cities.
- Host a neighborhood/family shoe collection and bring them to the Good in the ‘Hood warehouse (8063 Ranchers Rd NE, Fridley, MN 55432) any Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 8:30–2 p.m.
- Call Pastor Jamie Morrison at 612.440.7463 to schedule a shoe drop.
SHOE AWAY HUNGER SITES
Shoe Away Hunger is a Good in the ‘Hood program where footwear is turned around to provide an eco-friendly means of support for the Feeding The Future programs. Please call Good in the ‘Hood at 612.440.7463 to verify before visiting a location. Let them know you are a volunteer from Living Word.
Contact our Community Outreach Pastor, Ryan Watkins, if you are interested in helping in an outreach.
I Need Help
Living Word is partnering with Good in the ‘Hood to help assist all over the Twin Cities. If you need help, call Good in the ‘Hood at 612.440.7463 to verify before visiting a location.