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.
David and his Lawn Care Specialists have done it again. They helped an 86 year old woman on hospice get her house and yard in order. She was so appreciative of the assistance! Me too! David and friends, thanks for being Jesus' hands and feet!
Jeffery and his wife, Debbie, visited with Sandra and made the repair. Thank you to them, both, for helping and connecting with Sandra!
Sandra is a single 70 year old woman in need of a repair to the roof on the porch of her trailer. It's a 12 x 12 area that she believes needs a "coat of rubber" painted on. She has the materials. Even an assessment would be helpful.
Another thank you to Jeffery, from A-Wake Chapel, for the care offered an elderly gentleman several times over the past several months. You have become a part of his extended family and he is so grateful! We all thank you for your servant heart and love for your 'neighbor'.
A big thank you to David and his business, the Lawn Care Specialist, for meeting this need!
An 83 year old widow in Joplin is needing help raking or blowing the leaves in her yard. This will be the third year we've had an opportunity to see compassionate volunteers in action for this sweet lady.
A big thank you to Jeffrey, from A-Wake Chapel, for caring for an elderly man in need of both transporation to/from and helps at a doctor's appointment. Very grateful for your compassionate heart in taking care of this gentleman. Thanks, Jefrrey!
What a help Joshua, from Crossroads Christian Church in Baxter, was for an elderly woman in need of a tree trim. This large, dead branch was almost on top of her carport and he brought a saw and a trailer over to take care of the situation. Thank you, Joshua, for your service in helping your neighbor!
What a dedicated servant heart David, with a lawn care business, has for his Joplin neighbors! He has taken care of a lawn all summer for a single mom with multiple surgeries after an auto accident. You are an inspiration to so many as you 'love your neighbor as yourself'! Thanks David!
Hats off to Julie, from College Heights Christian Church, for her continued care of an elderly woman in need of transportation to and from a doctor's appointment. She has developed a relationship with her and will be assisting with her doctor visits in the future. Way to go, Julie!
A round of applause goes to John for assisting a disabled man at a doctor's appointment with transporation to and from. What a joy it is serve alongside people who have great big hearts and want to serve! Thanks again, John!
Thanks to Jonathan, from James River Church, for helping an elderly gentleman get to and from a doctor's apppointment. This man was so encouraged and grateful by your actions and willingness to walk alongside him. Thanks so much for your gentle spirit and kindness, Jonathan!
Thanks again, Kevin, for your help with an electrical situation in a home that had been abandoned for 3 years. Kevin is helping a young lady get this home back into working order. You have been such an encouragement to her and to me as well. Thanks for all you do, Kevin!
My appreciation goes out to Kevin, from College Heights Christian Church, for taking care of 2 elderly women by doing home repairs. He just randomly checks on these ladies and helps where he can. What a blessing to all those whose lives he touches through Jesus our Saviour! Thanks, Kevin!!
Dan, Travis, Brent and James S. all from the Forge program, came out to help move an elderly woman and her grandson to a new condo. This was a very last minute request and the guys were efficient and thorough! Thanks Forge leader, Dan, and the 3 participants who helped!
Julie, from College Heights Christian Church, was such a huge help for an elderly woman in need of transportation and assistance at a doctor's appointment. Thanks. Julie, for going the extra mile to assist this sweet woman who has no family here!
What a beautiful thing to connect neighbors. Thanks, John from Fellowship Baptist, for helping an elderly couple in need of having a screen door rehung after it was damaged in a wind storm. This gentleman has terminal cancer and his sweet wife was trying to work out all the details for this fix. You truly were Jesus' hands and feet for this couple!
Another Forest Park group, headed by Taylor and Candace, loved on an elderly woman who needed help staining a deck and fence in her yard. It was a job done in the heat of the summer with no complaining. They were diligent and hard-working! Thanks Forest Park for sending such an awsome group of college-age adults to help this 'neighbor' in need!
Many thanks go out to Lynn, from Hope City Church, for her help. She assisted an elderly, disabled woman get to and from a dental appointment with the help of a shuttle. The 2 of them developed a bond and were equally blessed! Thanks for being a blessing to so many Lynn!
I would like to show appreciation for our volunteer, Daniel, from College Heights Christian Church! He helped an elderly woman with a large neglected yard get some space back for her great-grandkids to play. (He gave up a large part of his Saturday.) Thanks for being Jesus' hands and feet!
A Forest Park life group, headed by Taylor and Candace, came and loved on an elderly couple with mobility issues in need of a big yard cleanup. This group of 11 descended upon this yard with a vengance and loved this couple so well that the homeowners called the next day to share the appreciation. Thank you Taylor and Candace and the Forest Park life group who made this possible.
What a help Charles and his team were to help an elderly, disabled woman complete a yard cleanup. The city had notified her she was in violation of an ordinance...Charles and team to the rescue! She actually paid him and gave some money to Watered Gardens to pay it forward. Thanks again, Charles, for taking such great care of your neighbor.
Daniel and Kevin, from College Heights Christian Church, came to the rescue. They helped an elderly woman, who had a house fire, load up appliances onto a trailer so they could be removed and scrapped. Their kind and compassionate hearts gave her comfort as she recently lost almost everything. Thanks for your continued service and faithfulness to Neighbor Connect.
So appreciate everything Kevin, from College Heights Christian Church, did to help an elderly widowed woman with a sewer backup. He arranged to have a plumber meet him and they diagnosed the issue. Afterward, he paid them for their time and effort. Wow! Thank you, Kevin, for really loving your 'neighbor'!
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.
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