Neighbor Connect is a functional connection of one neighbor’s skill to another neighbor’s need through databasing and categorizing the services volunteers can offer our community.
Today when people are struggling, they often turn to impersonal bureaucratic systems for help. Not that long ago, neighbors were the first to respond to need in their communities. We believe it should be like that again. It's why we created Neighbor Connect.
If you would like to use your skills and gifts, please join us in meeting the needs and blessing those in the Joplin community and the surrounding areas. We will contact you periodically when someone comes to us with a need that fits your abilities and schedule.
I so appreciate David, from CJ, who is taking care of a elderly woman's lawn again this year. He has been such a blessing to her and to our ministry at Neighbor Connect. Thanks, David, for being Jesus' hands and feet for this sweet woman of God.
What a help Christopher was when a young, wheel-chair bound gentleman needed help with his lawn. He was quick to respond and right out there to do the work! Thanks, Christopher, for your compassionate and faithful heart to serve someone in need.
A big 'thank you' goes out to Joshua from Life.Church! He is helping out a woman who is stuggling financially, has health issues and has no lawn mower of her own. Joshua will be doing weekly lawn care and it will be such a huge help to her. Thanks, Joshua, for helping out your Joplin neighbor...coming all the way from Riverside!
Once again I want to thank Kevin for a job well done! Kevin helped an elderly gentleman, with a history of falls that has placed him in the hospital, with a swap of televisions to new locations in his apartment. Mr. Frank was most pleased! Thanks again for your help and loyalty to Neighbor Connect!
What a team effort it was to help a couple needing to move to an apartment with less stairs due to mobility issues. My appreciation goes out to Kyle and Jonathan plus 4 Forge volunteers (Tony, Raymond, Jim and Jose)! They all worked hard to pull off this move in record time...and on a beautiful sunny day! Thanks again for your sacrifice of time to make this possible!
What a help Kevin was to Ms. Jane to receive a new pair of glasses. Kevin assisted her in getting off a MAPS shuttle bus in her wheelchair and into the optometrist's office to receive her new glasses and have them fitted. He then helped her back onto the bus. Sweet conversation was shared as they waited for the bus to return. Thanks again, Kevin, for your compassionate and loving heart and, also, for your faithfulness to Neighbor Connect!
Three volunteers came together to help an elderly gentleman, who has been disabled by a stroke, with a move to a home with no stairs! These volunteers have been invited by the family to an appreciation dinner. Thanks to Christopher, Daniel and Jacob for your dedication to serve and your love for your 'neighbor'!
I so appreciate David, who helped an elderly woman with her lawn that was in need of a clean up! He responded immediately to the request and got the job done so quickly. Thanks, David, for your commitment to helping those in need!
Thanks so much, Kelli, from James River Church, for giving a ride to an elderly woman in need of getting to a doctor's appointment. She even stayed with her, making her feel so special. Thanks again, Kelli, for taking care of a Joplin 'neighbor'.
Two volunteers from College Heights Christian Church, Daniel and Kevin, came together to remove leaves for an elderly widow with a large lot. Thanks so much, Daniel and Kevin, for not only working together but showing Ms. Jan Jesus' love!
A big thanks to Mark and Rick, from Hope City, who rebuilt the threshold and stair for the front door of a mobile home. The couple they helped just raved about how they were so kind and skilled at their craft. We are so appreciative to you both, Mark and Rick, for your attention to detail and the love you showed this couple.
David and his team helped an elderly woman cut back brush off her property from a vacant lot that was encroaching on hers. She and her family were so grateful for their hard work and attention to the detail of not getting on the adjacent lot. Thanks David and crew for the love you shared with a Joplin 'neighbor'!
Stephen, from Lighthouse Ministries, did it again. He helped an elderly, wheelchair-bound woman from Galena, KS accomplish some home repairs (stopped up gutters). Stephen has a huge heart for the ministry and for those most in need! Thanks, Stephen, for being Jesus' hands and feet!
So appreciate, Lynn from Hope City, for assisting an elderly woman with an ride to the airport last week. She was going to visit her mother in a foreign land who was dying and has no family here in the States. Thank you, Lynn, for your kindness at this difficult time!
Rob, from Carterville Christian Church, has been diligent in helping an elderly lady, who's legally blind, with her yard. (She's getting ready to sell her home!) He has gone there twice and she is so pleased! So grateful for the dedication to serving those who are in need!
My hat's off to Gary, from St. Peters Church of Joplin! I requested help for an elderly woman, who had a yard to be mowed and brush removed. Within 24 hours, the job was done! Thanks, Gary, for your amazing work ethic, attention to detail and the kindness you showed a woman who just moved here.
What a help we received from Joe, who coordinated a move with some volunteers from The Forge (Riley, Blake and James)! The elderly couple was so appreciative of the help and made several follow-up calls to make certain we all knew it! Thanks, Joe, for coordinating the project and The Forge 'stars' that made this job move forward seemlessly!
Kelli, from James River Church in Joplin, was Jesus' hands and feet to Anita. She took Anita to a doctor's appointment in Springfield. The kindness she showed Anita created a bond and they will be traveling together again to the same doctor in the future. Thank Kelli for going above and beyond!
What an amazing transformation Stephen, from Lighthouse Ministries, has done to Gary's home. He has picked up and installed siding on several weekends. His act of kindness is making a huge difference in Gary's outlook as well. We are grateful for your commitment to your 'neighbors' here in Joplin!
Kevin really helped helped out Greg by not only driving him to his eye surgery, but staying with him and taking him back home. What a great way to be Jesus' hands and feet! Thanks Kevin for your kindness!
Carolyn, from Fellowship Baptist Church, went above and beyond helping Mary and Bill get to their doctor's appointments. She not only drove them there, assisted in getting them to the correct clinic, but now has committed to future transportation needs. WOW! Now that's really being a 'neighbor'! Thanks Carolyn!
Thanks to Morgan, Caden and Jacob for their help to move Ann into her new apartment. She was so appreciative of your hard work and dedication. Thanks for being Jesus' hands and feet. We are grateful for your service.
Kevin was a big help in repairing Terri's mower so she could get back out and start mowing her yard again. A big thanks to Kevin for being such a blessing to the Neighbor Connect program over the years. We appreciate his continued service and willingness to serve those who need a hand. Thanks, Kevin!
Thanks to Chuck in Neosho for fixing Geneva's guttering! It was a big blessing to her because it needed repaired for quite some time. Many thanks, Chuck!
Thank you Stacy from Racine Christian for taking Tracy to her medical procedure. She was very grateful and would have had to cancel the appointment without her willingness to help. Thanks for serving!
A huge shout out to Kevin, Morgan, Leslie, Keith, and Caden for helping Janice move her belongings into storage! Janice would have been unable to get her furniture moved without the help of this group. It's amazing when you see people willing to come together to serve and help those in our community. Thanks again!
Daniel from CHCC was a big help to Charles, a disabled veteran in Joplin. We appreciate Daniel for taking the time to help in a variety of ways over the weekend. What a blessing to Charles and the Neighbor Connect program!
Thank you to Tom from Wellspring!!! He has been working side by side with Joe for the last several months on a home repair. Not only is he a handyman, but a relationship builder. Thank you Tom for investing in Joe!
A big thanks to Anna for helping BG with her laundry while she's been sick. BG was overwhelmed and stressed until Anna blessed her by taking several loads to the laundromat and then delivering them back home, freshly washed and folded. Thanks for being a servant, Anna!
Thanks to Scotty and Kathryn from Impact, for taking Julie to a doctor's appointment in Nevada. She had to cancel one time before and was worried she wasn't going to make it a second time. They were a true blessing in a time of need. Thanks for stepping up and serving Julie in such a big way!
Thank you Kevin from CHCC, for laying flooring in the kitchen at Samantha's house this weekend. She was able to get moved into her first home. Thank you for being such a blessing!
Thank you Mike and Tabitha for fixing the heater on BG's car. She can now get to and from her doctor's appointments this winter, safely and comfortably. Thanks again for showing compassion and generosity.
Good afternoon! I have an elderly woman who had a house fire and needs to remove several items from this home into a storage unit on the property. Several items (W/D, diswasher) need to be loaded onto her trailer to be scrapped offsite later. If you would be willing to help this Saturday, May 14th, she would be most appreciative! Thanks for your willingness to help this 'neighbor' whose in a most difficult situation! Sincerely, Angela (Neighbor Connect Coordinator)
Good afternoon...I have an elderly woman who recently had a sewer backup and now can't run water without a flood in her basement. She's a widow and is in need of urgent help. (She can not run water without water backing up currently.) Please consider investing time for this most difficult situation. Thanks! Sincerely, Angela (Neighbor Connect Coordinator)
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