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Moving

A big thank you to Ernie and Dustin for assisting Teresa on such short notice. She was so appreciative of the service and kindness. She is now able to get her new apartment set up. Thanks again!

Teresa, a disabled Joplin resident, needs help moving into her new apartment. She does not have a vehicle or ability to move heavy objects.

 


Moving

Thank you to the wonderful team from Journey Church! Mischa was very grateful for the assistance with moving, but also felt blessed to meet such wonderful people. She looks forward to attending their church and building a relationship! This is what Neighbor Connect is all about. Thanks again, Journey!

Mischa, a disabled single mom, needs help moving large items into her new home. She doesn’t have a vehicle or the ability to lift heavy objects.

 


Yard Work

Thank you to the group from One Church! Linda was so thankful for their generosity and said it was the best her yard has ever looked. They were a big blessing in their own neighborhood!

Linda, a disabled Joplin resident, is looking for a group to help her with a one-time lawn clean-up. She does not have the equipment needed for mowing or weed-eating.

 


Yard Work

Thank you John, Matt, Trevyn, Logan, Jessie, Jay, Dustin, Seth, Nancy, and Dan! They did an incredible job on Patsy’s yard. She was so appreciative of their generosity and now has the ability to maintain her late husband’s rock garden. She is incredibly thankful. Thanks again!

Patsy, an elderly widowed Joplin resident, needs help with a one-time yard clean-up. She is physically unable to do the work needed.

 


Home Repair

Thank you to Kevin from College Heights for helping Ms. Cox with her door. She feels blessed by his kindness and grateful for his expertise! Thanks again, Kevin!

Ms. Cox, a disabled elderly Joplin resident, needs her door repaired before the winter season.

 


Transportation

Thank you to Brenda from Cornerstone in Joplin! She has generously agreed to help Velma with her transportation and shopping. Velma feels peaceful to know she has someone helping her now. Thanks again, Brenda!

Velma, an elderly Joplin resident who has heart trouble, needs assistance with transportation once a month. She is not able to drive at this time, and needs to go grocery shopping.

 


House Cleaning

Thank you Kelsey from First Baptist in Joplin. She has generously committed to help Leanna with housework and is very excited to build a friendship with her. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ, Kelsey!

Leanna, a 90-year-old Joplin resident, is needing assistance with light housecleaning two times a month.

 


Accessibility Install

Thank you to Phil and Travis from First Baptist in Neosho! They built a ramp and a new door frame for Stephanie so she could get a power wheelchair. She is grateful for the time and work they donated, and is excited about how her quality of life is going to improve. Again, thank you for being obedient, Phil and Travis! What a blessing.

Stephanie, a homebound woman in Racine, is in need of a wheelchair ramp. She has trouble getting out of her home when she goes to her doctor appointments.

 


Meal Delivery

Thank you so much to Michele, from St. Peter's Catholic Church, for delivering meals to those who participate in our meal delivery program.  She was a big blessing this weekend when we had an opening.  Again, a bit thanks to Michele for stepping up and letting God use her in a big way.  We appreciate her servant's heart!

 


 

House Cleaning

Thank you Kelsey from St. Mary's in Joplin.  Kelsey has graciously committed to helping Leanna out on a regular basis to meet her needs.  Leanna is thankful for the help.  We appreciate you Kelsey!

Leanna, an elderly woman on oxygen, is seeking assistance for house cleaning.  She currently tries to do the work herself, but has a hard time keeping it up due to her age and health.

 


 

Crafts

Thank you to the Plassman children for making wonderful, encouraging cards for our meal delivery clients each week!  The clients say it makes them feel special and they have the cards on their refrigerators and hanging on their walls.  God is using them to make a difference in the lives of the lonely.  Thank you Plassman family for caring about the elderly in our community!

 


 

Moving

Thank you Richard and Jeff from Uncommon Life!  What a blessing they were on a time sensitive need.  Emilee and her mother were both very thankful to have the men load, transport, and unload the furniture.  Thanks again Richard and Jeff for helping out in time of need.  You are greatly appreciated!

Emilee, a young Joplin woman, is moving and needs help with her large items because she doesn't have a truck.

 


 

Yard Work

Thank you to the women from “In His Hands†Ministry.  They blessed Bob, a WW2 veteran, with a yard clean-up, hand painted patriotic yard art, and companionship. Bob was excited to share how much of a blessing they were to him and his appreciation was overflowing for the kindness they showed him.  Thank you ladies for being the hands and feet of Christ!

 


 

Auto Repair

Thank you to Mike from Uncommon Life for blessing Christina!  She was speechless by your kindness.  She said, “things like this just don't happen to me!† What a great testimony of Mike being a great neighbor and being generous with his time and talents.  Thanks again!

Christina, a disabled single mom in Joplin, is having trouble with her vehicle.  This is the only vehicle the family has and needs it to get around.  If you are interested in connecting with Christina, please contact casie@wateredgardens.org or 623.6030 ext 121.

 


 

Lawn Care

A big thank you to Kyle from Wellspring!  Patricia was so grateful he chose to bless her by volunteering his time to work in her yard.  It is great to see people use their talents to help others in our community!  Thanks again, Kyle.

Patricia, an elderly disabled Joplin resident, needs assistance with removing some leaves from her yard.  She is not physically able to work outside.  If you would like to help, please contact Casie at 417.623.6030 ext 121 or casie@wateredgardens.org

 


 

Yard Work

A big thank you to the group from First Baptist in Neosho for helping Donna!  She is grateful for the help and wouldn't have been able to complete the job by the deadline without the generosity of their time and labor.  What a blessing.  Thanks, Charlie, Todd, Phil, Jim, and Tina!

Donna, a disabled woman in Neosho, needs assistance cleaning out a shed and basement.  She is moving, and is unable to do this on her own, due to health issues.  If you would like to help, please contact Casie at casie@wateredgardens.org or 623.6030 ext. 121.

 


 

Apartment Cleaning

A big thank you to Becky from CCO for volunteering to help Carole out on a monthly basis.  Carole was thrilled to have the help and felt very blessed by Becky's generosity.  Thanks again to Becky for her willingness to be a servant in the community!

Carole, an elderly Joplin resident with many health issues, is in need of someone to come and tidy up her apartment a couple times a month.  Carole is not physically able to do proper cleaning and would appreciate the help of a committed volunteer.  If you are interested, please contact Casie at 623.6030 ext. 121 or casie@wateredgardens.org

 


 

Companionship

A big thank you to Sandy from CCO for being a companion and shopper for Eddie!  Eddie is so thankful for the new connection and friendship.  Thank you Sandy for having a generous heart and blessing Eddie with the gift of time.  We appreciate Sandy!

Eddie, a disabled and legally blind Joplin resident, is in need of a companion.  Eddie likes to paint, craft, and garden.  She would like to get out of her home and be outside more.  If you would like to learn more and possibly connect with Eddie, please contact Casie at 623.6030 ext. 121 or casie@wateredgardens.org

 


 

Power Washing

A big thank you to Kevin from CHCC!  He chose to take his day off and be the hands and feet of Christ!  He was a big blessing and because of his service, the next step is underway for Bob's home.  Thanks again, Kevin!

Bob, an elderly veteran in Carterville, needs him home power washed so it can be painted. If you are interested in this project, please contact Casie at 417.623.6030 ext. 121, or email at Casie@wateredgardens.org

 


 

Meal Preparation

Thank you Stacy from Wellspring Church for making meals for our meal delivery program. What a blessing those meals are for the elderly and homebound in Joplin. We appreciate your willingness and commitment to serve each month. Thanks again Stacy!

 


 

Companionship

A big thank you to Shaneika and Rusty from Journey Church! They become a weekly companion to an elderly, military veteran. We appreciate your hearts to love others and be the hands and feet of Christ. I know Bob is appreciative of your generosity. Be blessed and thanks again!

 


 

Transportation

Thank you so much to Brain, from Forest Park in Joplin, for assisting Pat with some transportation.  He was so grateful for the opportunity you gave him.  Thanks for being so generous with your time.  You're a blessing!

 


 

Transportation

Thank you so much to Miss Vivian from St. Paul's for taking Rebecca to her appointment.  She appreciated your kind heart to help and looks forward to attending your church.  Thanks again Vivian for you generosity!

Rebecca, and elderly lady in Joplin, needs a ride to and from a medical procedure and doesn't know anyone to assist.

 


 

Transportation

Thank you so much to Carolyn, from CCO, for delivering meals to residents in the Joplin area!  You are such a blessing and they are grateful for you!

 


 

Home Repair

Thank you so much to John from Journey Church and Gary. They were able to help Carol get her water working again.  What a blessing to her and her grandson.  God is good!  Thanks again John and Gary!

Carol, an elderly Joplin resident who is the caregiver for her family, has some plumbing issues and is in need of assistance. If you are interested in learning more about this project, contact Casie at 417.623.6030 ext 121 or casie@wateredgardens.org

 


 

Transportation

Thank you Bob, from St. Paul's, for joining our meal delivery team. We are so grateful to have another person dedicated to delivering meals to those who are in need. Thankful for his service. Thanks again Bob!

 


 

Transportation

Thank you so much to Maddie and Lauren for delivering meals for our meal delivery program. The residents are so thankful for the continued effort each week to have meals taken to their homes. They are such a blessing!

 


 

Home Repair

A big shout out to Jake for installing a fence for Pat! What a huge blessing. Pat was excited to share about the work done in his yard and show off his well built fence. Thanks again Jake- we're so grateful for you!

Pat, a Joplin resident, needs help installing a small fence in his yard. If you are interested, please call Casie at 417.623.6030 ext. 121.

 


 

Home Repair

Thank you so much to Kelsey and her group from OCC! They blessed a veteran and his wife by helping paint their home, on Veteran's Day. What a blessing, and the couple was so grateful for the help. Thanks guys for your heart to serve our community!

 


 

Transportation

Thank you so much to Lynn from Hope City! She delivered meals to seniors this weekend in Joplin. Thankful for her willingness to fill in and meet a need. Grateful for Lynn!

 


 

Transportation

Thank you so much to Patty from CCO for delivering meals to some homebound seniors this weekend. They are so thankful for you and the meals. We are blessed to have you on the Neighbor Connect team. Be blessed!

 


 

Yard Work

Thank you so much to Rory and his youth group that helped clean up Carole's yard! They were so pleased by the great work ethic of the kids and how great the yard and house looked. Thanks for being so kind and generous, and making a difference!

Carole and her husband are an elderly, disabled couple in Joplin. They need help with some yard maintenance.

 


 

Home Repair

Thank you Randy from Grace Episcopal for building and installing a handrail for Miss Ruth! She is so glad to have it so she doesn't have to worry about her safety getting in and out of her home. Randy is such a blessing. God bless!

Ruth, an elderly Joplin resident, needs someone to install a handrail for her steps in and out of her home.

 


 

Home Repair

Thank you Alicia from CCC and her group from Empire. Julio and his wife are so thankful for the work completed on their house and yard! We appreciate the generosity with the donation of time and talents to bless those in our community. Thanks again and God bless!

Julio, an elderly gentleman and his wife in Carterville, are seeking assistance with some outside work. They need their gutters cleaned out and their siding power washed. If you would like to help, please contact casie@wateredgardens.org or 623.6030 ext. 121. Thanks!

 


 

Yard Clean Up

Thank you so much to Matt, David, and Trevyn for assisting Omer in his yard clean up. He was excited and thankful to get his yard in order. It was a big blessing. Thanks again and be blessed!

Omer, a Joplin resident, needs help with a yard clean up. If you would like to help, please call 623.6030 ext 121 or email casie@wateredgardens.org

 


 

Yard Work

Thank you so much to Aaron and his group from Wellspring Church! What a big blessing they were to the family. Kris and her father greatly appreciate the generosity of their time and service. Thanks again!

Kris, and her elderly father of Joplin, need help with some yard work. If you would like to learn more, please call 417.623.6030 ext 121 or email casie@wateredgardens.org. Thanks!

 


 

Home Repair

Thank you to Kevin from CHCC for making time to do some home repairs for Loretta. She was so thankful for your assistance and felt extremely blessed by the sharing of your faith with her. That's what Neighbor Connect is all about… Thanks again!

Loretta, a disabled Joplin resident, needs help with home repairs. If you would like to help, please call 623.6030 ext. 121 or email casie@wateredgardens.org. Thanks!

 


 

Lawn Care

Thank you so much to Benjamin from CCOJ for helping Carole with yard work! You were such a blessing to
her and her husband. Your generosity with your time was greatly appreciated! Be blessed.

Carole, an elderly Joplin resident, and her husband need help with their lawn for the season.  If you would like to help, please contact Watered Gardens at 623.6030 x121, or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org. Thank you!

 


 

Companion/Transportation

Thank you Candy from Villa Heights!  We appreciate your  commitment to be a companion and check on Miss Leanna.  She is grateful for the opportunity of friendship.  Thanks again!

Leanna, a homebound elderly resident in Joplin, is seeking a companion to build a friendship with and transportation to appointments when needed.  If you would like to help, please contact Watered Gardens at 623.6030 x121, or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org. Thank you!

 


 

Auto Repair

Thank you so much to Mike and his team for fixing Cynthia's car!  She is so grateful and feels blessed by your kindness.  God bless and thanks again!

Cynthia, a disabled Joplin resident, needs some auto repair work completed.  If you are interesting in assisting, please contact Watered Gardens at 623.6030 x121, or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org. Thank you!

 


 

Lawn Care

Thank you Jason, for assisting with the tree needs of a disabled Joplin resident.  We appreciate your help and willingness to help out in our community!  Thanks again.

 


 

Home Repair

Thank you to the group from The Light at Joplin for helping Miss Ruth with various home repairs.  We appreciate your heart to serve our community!  Be blessed.

Ruth, an elderly widow in Joplin, needs help with some home repairs.  If you would like to help, please contact Watered Gardens at 623.6030 x121, or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org. Thank you!

 

 


 

Lawn Care

Thank you David from CCO, for volunteering to mow the residence of a disabled, elderly lady this season.  She is thankful for you heart to serve, and she feels blessed.  Thanks again!

 


 

Mowing

Thank you to Trevyn, from Uncommon Life for helping an elderly lady in Joplin with her lawn care needs.  She was so grateful you took the time to help her!  We appreciate you!

 


 

Moving

Thank you so much to Richard and his group at Uncommon Life for helping Amber!  She appreciates all you did for her!  Thanks again.

Amber, an area resident receiving dialysis, needs help moving the first week in June. If you would like to help, please contact Watered Gardens at 623.6030 x121, or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org. Thank you!

 


 

Lawn Care

Thank you so much Charles, from Calvary Brookwood, for mowing Vinita's yard. She is so thankful for your service and willingness to help her out.  We appreciate your heart to serve!

Vinita, an elderly disabled widow in Joplin, needs help with her lawn.   If you would like to help, please contact Watered Gardens at 623.6030 x121, or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org. Thank you!

 


 

Elderly Companionship

Thank you so much to Jeremy from CCO for dedicating some free time to bless an elderly woman in Joplin.  She is looking forward to visiting with you and having a new companion!  Thanks again Jeremy!

 


 

Lawn Care

Velma, a disabled elderly woman in Joplin, needs someone to mow her yard this season. If you would like to help, please contact Watered Gardens at 623.6030 x121, or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org. Thank you!

Thank you so much to John from Spring City Baptist Church for getting Velma set up with regular lawn care.  She greatly appreciates the blessing and kindness.  Thanks again!

 


 

Auto Repair

Rosie, a mother of two from Joplin, needs her heater fixed in her vehicle. If you would like to help, contact Watered Gardens by phone, or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org! Thank you.

Thank you so much to Kevin, from CHCC for fixing Rosie's car!  Rosie appreciates your kindness to help her family and feels blessed.  Thanks again for your heart to serve the kingdom.

 


 

Auto Repair

Barb, a Joplin resident, is having car trouble.  She needs transportation for work and volunteering in the community. Please contact Watered Gardens by phone, or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would like to help!

Thank you so much to Keith of Joplin, MO for helping Barb with her vehicle!  She is so thankful for his service and she's looking forward to having the ability to volunteer again!  Thanks again Keith!!!

 


 

Tree Trimming Need

Glenda, a disabled Joplin resident, received a violation from the city for low hanging limbs on a tree in her front yard.  She is not physically or financially able to trim the tree herself. Miss Glenda needs the tree trimmed to be in compliance with the city ordinance.  Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

Thank you so much to John at Journey Church for trimming the tree at Miss Glenda's house!  Although, it was chilly and the holiday season, you made it happen.  Glenda is very happy to be in compliance with the city and appreciated your kindness to help!  Thanks again!

 


 

Auto Repair

Shannon, a young lady from Joplin, is in need of help fixing her brakes.  She needs to have reliable transportation for a job opportunity with getting clients to and from appointments.  Please contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

Thank you so much to Mike from Uncommon Life for fixing Shannon's vehicle!  She was so grateful for the help and feels safe driving her vehicle now.  She is excited for her upcoming job opportunities.  Thanks again!!!

 


 

Yard Work

Thank you so much David for completing the yard work project for Carol!  David mowed the yard and trimmed a tree.  We appreciate your help!

 


 

Basic Yard Work (Small Job)

Cheryl, an elderly lady in Joplin is in need of some basic yard work done: bushes pruned, weed eat flowerbed, take down climbing rose. Small job, should only take a couple of hours.

Thanks to Journey Church for helping Cheryl complete her yard work!

 


 

Tree Clean Up

Thank you Journey Church and Spring River Baptist for assisting Miss Donna, She is very grateful for the tree removal and all the brush that was cleared.

Donna, an elderly resident of Joplin has no way to remove a dead tree from her yard, the city would like it down.

 


 

Tree Clean Up

Thank you Wildwood Baptist Church for taking care of Zoe!

Zoe, a resident of Joplin, is not capable of cleaning up a large tree that fell over in her yard. She needs people to help her cut the tree and haul off the lumber. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

 


 

Lawn Care Assistance

Thank you The Lawn Specialist lawn care for taking care of Peggy!

Peggy, an elderly resident of Joplin, needs someone to consistently mow her lawn. She has a mower and weed eater but she is physically unable to do the work.

Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

 


 

Tree Removal

Kim, an elderly resident of Joplin, has an overgrown tree growing into the street. He is not physically able to cut it and needs someone that is capable of cutting it for him. He will receive a fine from the city if it does not get taken care of.

Thanks so much to Jake and the crew from Wildwood Church for helping Kim remove the tree from his property!  He was so appreciative and blessed by your kindness to serve.  Thank you for your generosity!

 


 

Plumbing Need

Thank you Wildwood Baptist Church for taking care of Margarie!

Margarie, an elderly resident of Joplin, needs help with the plumbing on her bathtub. She is not able to fix it and needs help as soon as possible. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

 


 

Transportation Need

Thank you Christ's Church of Oronogo for helping Merrick!

Merrick, a dialysis patient, is in need of someone to transport him during the week for basic necessities (grocery store, post office, etc.) Because of Merrick's health condition, he cannot see as well as he used to, hindering him from driving a vehicle. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

 


 

Lawn Care

Thank you College View Baptist for taking care of Atrice!

Atrice, a elderly resident of Joplin, needs her lawn mowed and would need someone consistent to take care of her lawn over the summer. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org  or fill out our contact form if you would be able to help in any way! 

 


 

Lawn Care

Thank you College View Baptist for taking care of Nancy!

Nancy, an elderly resident of Joplin, needs overgrown brush, smalls trees, etc. removed from her fence. She is not able to take care of this herself and needs it removed as soon as possible.  Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org  or fill out our contact form if you would be able to help in any way! 

 


 

Painting

Thank you College Heights Christian Church for taking care of Ruth!

Ruth, an elderly local resident of Joplin, has multiple rooms that need to be painted and she needs help. This would be a great opportunity for a small group of maybe 3-5 people to get together and serve a neighbor. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org  or fill out our contact form if you would be able to help in any way! 

 


 

Car Repair

Thank you AutoXpress for working with and taking care of Kim!

A family is in need of help. They have a primary vehicle that has a leaky power steering pump as well as a gas leak. They have to constantly add power steering fluid just so they can use the vehicle. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way! 

 


 

Yard Work and Fence

Thank you Wildwood Baptist for taking care of Zoe!

Zoe, a local resident of Joplin, has a tree down in her backyard that needs to be cut and hauled off. She also has a section of her fence in her backyard that she needs to have completed. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way! 

 


 

Heat Pump Replacement

Dorothy, an elderly widow on a fixed income, has a heat pump that is no longer working. She is currently using two space heaters and her oven to heat the house.  Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way! 

Thank you Catholic Charities for taking care of Dorothy! She is very grateful!

 


 

Lawn Care and House Repair Need

Thank you College Heights Christian Church for taking care of Ron!

Ron, a local resident here in Joplin, needs help cleaning up his lawn and also needs some light house repair inside his house. Ron is disabled and is not able to do these jobs himself and would love for someone to help him. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

 


 

Firewood

Thank you College Heights Christian Church and Granola Christain Church for helping out Diana!

Diana, a disabled woman here in Joplin, recently lost her husband. Diana's husband used to chop the firewood for the winter but now since he has passed, Diana has no way of getting firewood. The wood stove that Diana has is her only heat source for the winter time. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

 


 

Lawn Care Need

Thank you Carterville Christian Church for taking care of Lisa! She is very grateful!

Lisa, a local resident of Webb City, needs help with her lawn. Lisa suffers from certain illnesses that hinders her from working on her lawn herself. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

 


 

Moving Furniture Need

Thank you to some shelter residents of Watered Gardens who were able to move this couch for Micahelyn. She was very grateful for this!

Michaelyn, a disabled local resident of Joplin who isn't able to lift more than 10 pounds, needs help with a couch being moved to the street so it can be hauled off. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

 


 

Lawn Care Need

Thank you College Heights Christian Church for taking care of Carol on Great Day of Service!

An elderly woman named Carol is in need of lawn care again. Her and her husband are struggling with health issues, currently making them unable to attend to their lawn. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

 


 

Lawn Care Need and Other Misc. Work

Thank you College Heights Christian Church for cleaning up Linse's yard!

Linse is a local resident of Joplin and is in need of some help with her lawn. She has been cited by the city and needs the lawn mowed and weed wacked. She also has a car port that is flooded and mud needs to be dug out of it.Linse is currently very sick and has been in the hospital recently and does not have the strength to do these things herself. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

 


 

Brush Pile Clean Up

Thank you Forest Park Baptist Church for taking care of Ron this past week! He appreciates it greatly!

Ron, a elderly resident of Joplin who is currently very sick, needs someone to clean out brush behind his house. Ron can provide all the equipment necessary for this job. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

 


 

Wheel Chair Ramp Need

Thank you First Christian Church for taking care of Norma!

Norma, a dialysis patient who is currently wheel-chaired, needs some kind of rough surface on her wheel chair ramp that she's uses daily. When it rains, it becomes slick and dangerous to use. Winter months will be coming soon and she would need this done sooner than later. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

 


 

Car Repair Need

Thank you AutoXpress for taking care of Michael and fixing his car!

Michael, a shelter resident here at the Garden, was recently able to purchase tags for the car he owns but unfortunately, the car will need some work so that he can continue to use for his lawn mowing business and traveling back and forth. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

 


 

Lawn Care Need

Thank you Christ Church of Oronogo for taking care of Carol and getting her lawn mowed. She was very grateful for this!

An elderly woman named Carol is in need of lawn care. Her and her husband are struggling with health issues, currently making them unable to attend to their lawn. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

 


 

Home Maintenance & Repair Need

Thank you Christ Community United Methodist for taking care of Dave and Carole!

Dave and Carole, an elderly couple, are in need of assistance. They need their old carpet to be torn up and replaced, their trim cleaned, and various rooms painted. If you are inclined to help with any or all these needs, please contact Watered Gardens or email us at neighbor connect@watetredgardens.org

 


 

Lawn Care Need

Thank you Carterville Christian Church for taking care of Michael! Carterville is going to continue to take care of Michael's lawn for the rest of the summer. We appreciate your service!

Michael needs his yard mowed desperately. Michael has lung cancer and is unable to mow his own yard. The lawn needs attention ASAP due to possible fines Michael may be facing. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

 


 

Central Air Unit Needs Repair

Thank you New Beginnings Church for taking care of Janice and fixing her Central Air Unity. She is very thankful to have her air conditioning working again in this summer heat!

Janice, an elderly and disabled women, needs her central air unit repaired. The unit has not been working for about a year now and she is currently only using fans to cool her house during these hot summer days. Contact Watered Gardens by phone or email neighborconnect@wateredgardens.org if you would be able to help in any way!

 


 

Heater Repair

Jay went and got Anna's heating unit up and running just before this last cold snap came through. Thanks Jay!

 


 

Bathroom Repair

Thanks Tim S. for repairing Debbie's tub, sink, and stool.

 


 

Siding Repair

Larry needed some siding repaired and replaced on his mobile home. A gentleman who didn't want to be recognized fixed it for him. Thank you!

 


 

Transportation Need

Joe needed a ride to an appointment with his doctor. Bob and Marilyn stepped up to meet that need. Thank You!

 


 

Completed Neighbor Connect Case

Judy came in needing help moving. Watered Gardens was able to get her successfully moved. Thanks to everyone involved.

 


 

Completed projects

CAR REPAIR

Ashley, a 29 year old mother of 4, was without her car because it would not start.  She thought it was the starter, but wasn't sure.  She needed someone to check it for her to know how to proceed.  Our faithful volunteer, from Christ's Church of Oronogo,  who troubleshoots for us, gladly went over to check the car for her and confirmed that it was the starter. We are so thankful for our faithful volunteers.

 


 

Completed Neighbor Connect Cases

LAWN CARE NEEDS

Mark, a disabled 31 year old, needs his lawn mowed.  A Watered Gardens volunteer since 2010 from Carterville Christian Church gladly provided the needed service.

Alex, a 68 year old disabled veteran needs his yard mowed.   Thanks to a brother from Christ's Church of Oronogo, Alex has had his lawn mowed all season. 

Celeta, an elderly lady needs her lawn mowed.  Her grass is almost 2 feet tall.  A volunteer from Freedom Worship Center was able to meet the need.  Thanks for serving others.

Patricia, a 74 year old disabled woman from Carterville, is in need of lawn care this week. A dedicated volunteer from Wildwood Baptist Church, who has gladly helped in the past, assisted Patricia getting her lawn mowed.  Later that month, a brother from St. Paul's United Methodist Church mowed Patricia's yard. 

Velma, a 79 year old from Joplin, called to ask for assistance in getting her yard mowed.  A Life Group from Destiny Church blessed Velma with a nice manicured yard. 

Mary, a disabled 61 year old, called with the need of getting her lawn mowed.  A Christ's Church of Oronogo member, mowed Mary's yard. 

CAR REPAIRS

Tiffany, 25 yr old mom of...


 

It's that time of year!

It is the time when grass is growing and lawn mowers are kickin' up. Pat, a single woman in her 70's found herself with a large lot that was more than she could handle. Blessings to the Brother from the Church of God who took care of that need for Pat!

 


 

Movin' On…

Paula found herself having to move her belongings from one place to another, with no vehicle and no help. Thank God for a woman from Destiny Church who had a truck and a heart to help Paula get her stuff!

 


 

In Need of a Ramp

Elmer and Patricia are an elderly couple, living on a fixed income. They are both dealing with health issues and one that will have Elmer, who is on oxygen, using a scooter. His new electric scooter chair will arrive in another week and he'll need a way to get in and out of their trailer. Thanks to a team at Wildwood Baptist that partnered with Eastvue Baptist this couple is getting their ramp! Praise God for His Church!

 


 

Most Recent Success Stories. Way to go, Church!

Mike is 40, he is disabled.  He is needing assistance with removing all the leaves and debris from the guttering on his house.  Please consider helping Mike with this and contact us ASAP!  Praise God for a brother from St. Paul's United Methodist church for helping Mike with this!

Pat is 57, disabled, a widow and has no family in this area.   She has four basic areas she needs help with as she will need to have her mobile home moved in the near future.  She is needing help packing up, taking down her outside storage units and reassembling them, she needs her decking and ramp taken down and reassembled, and she needs the skirting taken off the mobile home and reinstalled.   A huge Thank You to a brother from Christ's Church Oronogo and students from Ozark Christian College for taking on this project.  Pat was very appreciative for all their hard work!

Rebel is 44, she is disabled and the mother of two children.  She was needing help with a mouse infestation in her home and clean up after treating for that.  Praise God for a brother from St. Paul's United Methodist, ladies from Christ's Church Oronogo and from Central Christian...


 

Recently Completed Projects

Jerry is 42, he was in need of transportation to an appointment.  Thank you to a couple from Christ's Church of Oronogo for helping Jerry.

Andria is 41, single mom and disabled.  She had a cleaning project at her home that required some help.  Praise God for a group of high school and college age young ladies from Christ's Church of Oronogo that were able to complete this project for Andria!

Mark is 42, he is disabled and was in need of a ride for an appointment.   A big thanks to a brother from Granby Church of God for helping Mark with transportation.

Kathy is 59 and disabled.  She was needing her clothes dryer repaired.  Thank you to a brother from Southside Community Church of God for taking care of this repair for Kathy!

Mary is 59 and disabled.  She was needing lawn care and this was taken care of by a brother from Christ's Church Oronogo!

 


 

COMPLETED PROJECTS

Gerald is 42, he is currently homeless, received a ride for an appointment in Carthage thanks to a brother from Christ Church Oronogo!

Phillip is 21, he is currently homeless, received a ride for an appointment in Carthage from a brother from Granby Assembly of God! Thank you!

Ida is a senior citizen, and was in need of transportation for eye surgery. A big Thank You to a sister from Impact Church for meeting this need for Ida!!

James is 44, he is currently homeless, he received a ride from a member of Christ Church Oronogo! Praise God for meeting this need!

 


 

RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS

Kimberly is had a new roof put on their home about 2 years ago and now had some shingles missing and/or loose.  She wanted to get this repair completed before any damage occurs.   Praise God for a brother from Wildwood Baptist Church who met this need!

Naessa & Alice were needing help moving their belongings to another location.  Thanks to a brother at Ignite Church who organized help for this project!

Kathy was needing to get her dryer repaired.   A big thank you to a brother at Southside Community Church of God who was able to fix this quickly for Kathy!

 


 

More Summer Projects Completed!

Kathy needed her yard mowed throughout the summer and fall months.  Thanks to a young man at Joplin Family Worship who blessed her by taking on this project!

Joy was in need of house and lawn care.   Praise God for the Monett United Methodist Youth Group who came to Joplin on a mission trip and was able to help at Watered Gardens and meet this need for Joy also!

Peggy had a dishwasher that needed repair.  Thanks to a brother at Southside Community Church of God for helping out with this need.

Robert and Loretta were in need of transportation to a doctor appointment.  Praise God for a sister from Granby Church of God who was willing to bless them.

Melissa had a need for repair on her porch, steps and handrails.  Thank you to a brother from Fairview Christian Church who took the opportunity to meet the much appreciated need.

Geri had a need for roof repair.  Praise God for a brother from Central Christian Center who took on this project for Geri.

Nancy was moving to another home and need help moving her personal belongings.  A big Thank You to a brother from Christ's Church of Oronogo for meeting this need.

Melody was in...


 

Some summer projects completed!

Evelyn needed the aluminum screen door repaired at her home.  Thanks to a brother from Wildwood Baptist that met this need!

Tyron was in need of a small ramp to be built and set up at his apartment.  Praise God for a member from Forest Park Baptist who completed this project!

Linda and Mary needed lawn care at their homes.  A big Thanks to a brother from Christ's Church of Oronogo that will be taking care of these two projects for the summer! 

Jena just moved in to her house and the refrigerator door wouldn't stay closed.  Thanks to a brother from Southside Community Church of God who repaired this for Jena!

Mandy & David, a young couple with children were in need of car repair.  Thank you to a brother from Southside Community Church of God for providing the labor for this repair.

April was provided transportation for two Doctor appointments.  Thank you to members from Joplin Family Worship Center and Christ's Church Oronogo.

Wilda was provided transportation to two appointments.   A thank you goes to members of Joplin Church Alive and Joplin Family Worship Center for meeting this need! 

Michael needed transportation to an appointment.  Thanks to a member of Joplin Family Worship Center for...


 

Recent Success Stories!

Kathy is 53, she is disabled, she has had several health issues.  She has a 95 Ford F150 truck that needs repair.   A big thank you to a brother at Joplin Family Worship for looking over the car and finding that only the fan belt needed replacing at this time.   Praise God!  

Sandy is 47, she is in need of transportation to an appointment and a follow up appointment a week later.  Praise God Southside Community Church of God was able to meet this need for Sandy!

John is 55, he has earned enough money to get into a year long recovery program. He is in need of funds to help with a bus ticket to get there so he won't lose his reservation.  A big Thank You to Christ's Church Oronogo and Joplin Family Worship for blessing John.

Tevis is 33, he has found part time work but not able to get a vehicle yet.  He is in need of transportation to get to an appointment.  Thank You to Ignite Church for meeting this need for Tevis.

Anna is 34, she is partially blind and currently homeless.   She is in need of a ride to see her  Dr.   Thank you to Citywide...


 

completed project: window repair

Joan is a widow who has come to us in need of window repair. Take a look at the photos and you'll see the rotten window sills. Don't let this problem worsen. Please call us if you think you can help Joan out! Update: Thanks to Calvary Baptist for a job well done!

 


 

completed project: moving help

Sally is a single lady who lives in Joplin but needs to move to Neosho. Why'd she call Watered Gardens, you ask? Well, many like Sally not only don't have the muscle to move furniture, but no truck, either. How ‘bout it? Is there a church out there with two Christians and a truck? 

Update: Woohoo! Thanks Wildwood Baptist. Thanks for being the way God provided for this sweet lady.

 


 

completed project: wheel chair ramp

Tracy has cerebral palsy and lives with her mother. Her physical therapy has progressed her to walking versus a wheelchair. She needs her ramp moved and railing installed at her steps. She's ready to walk! Take your choice… move a ramp or install railing. Be a part of this fantastic success story. 

Update: Thanks to you, Peace Lutheran for providing the help to move the ramp to Andrew's house (see below) and thanks to another brother for helping with the railing.

 


 

completed project: plumbing

Carol is married to Wallace, a pastor of a small church. As you know, servant leaders are humble people. And Wallace demonstrated just that when he and his wife contacted us for help with a plumbing need at their house. It requires a back hoe, not something they've got just sittin' around. But knowing that we're called to help the household of faith, surely someone in the Kingdom will arise to the challenge. 

Update: Joplin Family to the rescue again! Thanks for taking care of this and way to demonstrate unity!

 


 

completed project: general cleaning

Have things ever just gotten away from you? It's so easy, especially if your health is declining. Mary is such a lady. She's disabled and has multiple needs including lawn care, interior house repair, general cleaning and organization. With enough hands, we believe Mary can get help catching up. Pitch in! 

Update: Thank you First United Methodist Church and others for helping Mary in her time of need!

 


 

completed project: lawn care

Karel is disabled and has multiple medical problems. On a fixed income, she is in need of volunteer help to mow her lawn. Her grass got too tall and now she's really in a pinch. Come to Karel's rescue! 

Update: Thanks to Jim from St. Paul's United Methodist! He not only came to the rescue but committed to help through the rest of the summer!

 


 

completed project: wheel chair ramp

Andrew is a 5 year old born with severe disabilities and is wheelchair bound. He needs a wheel chair ramp for accessing his home. A ramp is already built but needs to be moved and adapted to fit his new porch. This child is dependent for everything and is now depending on you. 

Update: Thanks to some great guys from Peace Lutheran Church! The ramp has been moved and modified.

 


 

completed project: car repair

Mark is 25 years old. He recently gained his drivers license. He has a 1997 Dodge Intrepid that is need of various repair. Mark has saved to purchase the necessary parts. He is hoping someone would give him a hand with the repair work. He needs transportation to keep a job. Can you put in a water pump? 

Update: Thank you to a brother in the Lord! One of the mechanics in our database of volunteers was flat out of time. But he wasn't flat out of heart! He donated the money to have Mark's car repaired. Bless you!

 


 

completed project: lawn care

Mary is physically disabled and can't care for her lawn through the summer. She is one of more that will come to our door as the weather warms up. Lawn care is always a big need through the summer and one that many can't afford to hire out. Will you consider signing up for a few lawn mow jobs through the summer? 

Update: Bravo First United Methodist Church! A group from this great fellowship is adopting Mary for the summer!

 


 

completed project: car repair

Debbie is a single mom with a Chevy Astro van needing a fuel pump put in. She has the part and with twins at one year old, she is definitely in need of reliable transportation. Debbie is struggling on other fronts like her housing, as well. But we're just trying to tackle the car issue. Surely there is someone who can help her. Is it you? 

Update: A huge thanks to BYKOTA Church of Carthage and to a mechanic pro from their fellowship for pitching in what it took to take care of Debbie!

 


 

completed project: car repair

Patricia is a young mom of three. She owns a 1988 Chevy S-10 pickup that is leaking transmission fluid. This case may not be the easiest to solve, but Patricia must have help! She has to take her daughter to Kansas City each week for cancer treatments and must have reliable transportation. This is a fantastic opportunity to show the love of Christ. She came to us asking for help. And now we're asking you. Will you help? Update: From Carthage comes a rescue! A mechanic from B.Y.K.O.T.A. Church is truly being kind to another

 


 

completed project: lawn mowing job

Ofelia is a 64 year old lady recently widowed. She needs help this summer with a lawn mowing job. We would love it if a small group might adopt her for the summer like one church place did for Mary (see below). Please consider this wonderful way to minister to a sweet lady in need. God tells us clearly that this is your job, church!

 Update: Way to go Christ's Church of Oronogo! Hats off to a great youth group who adopted Ofelia for the summer!

 



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