Some of our agency staff recently had the opportunity to serve alongside members of Joppa Outreach Ministry in Des Moines. Joppa is a volunteer-driven, interdenominational, nonprofit organization in Iowa that helps homeless people survive, get housing and rebuild their lives.
Terry Townsend, Ed Hansen, and Aaron Hansen assisted Joppa Outreach in putting away some donated supplies and then helped build shelves for more storage space in their leased basement space.
Agency principal Terry Townsend had this to say about the experience:
"Learning more about Joppa Outreach and its ministries to the homeless in Des Moines opened my eyes and heart to the needs of people I often see on street corners. The love of God for people is very obvious in Joppa Outreach's staff. I felt honored and humbled to be able to donate a few hours in volunteering to help this amazing Christian ministry!"
To learn more about Joppa, visit http://www.joppa.org/.