The impact of our work is the result of the hard work of World Relief staff and volunteers, the generosity and prayers of local partners, and the resilience and strength of the refugees and immigrants with whom we work.
In 2017, World Relief Seattle served refugees and asylees from: Afghanistan, Belarus, Bhutan, Cameroon, China, Djibouti, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Mexico, Moldova, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and Ukraine.
The Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank is operated by a coalition of churches and denominations serving the local community by providing nourishment and ministry to those in need.
The Woodinville Storehouse serves clients from Redmond, Kirkland, Kenmore, Bothell and Woodinville Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm-7:20 pm and Saturday mornings from 9:30 am – 10:20 am. Besides serving on a team for these sessions, there are ongoing projects throughout the year: food drives through local schools, Boy Scouts, small businesses, churches and others.
The team provides, prepares and serves a meal for about 110-165 people. The current leadership comes from Bear Creek Community. There are other kinds of opportunities to serve besides the third Thursday, for example, through the coat drive in November and December and ongoing sock drives.
Be part of a movement of local churches, school districts, PTSA’s, non-profits, and businesses that mobilize as one for our community. For one day we come together to help schools get ready for the new school year, preparing classrooms and school grounds to become a premier learning environment for our kids. Projects include helping teachers set up classrooms, as well as improving the campuses through painting, repairs, beautification, and more. This event takes place during the month of August every year.
REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade) serves individuals of all ages and genders who have been trafficked or involved in the sex trade. REST services are relationship-based, individualized, and trauma-informed. REST is a Christian organization but is dedicated to serving people of all backgrounds, regardless of faith, and don’t require participation in any faith activities in order to receive assistance.
Website: www.iwantrest.com Address: 4215 Rainier Ave S. Suite B, Seattle
Can children serve too? Yes – putting together Gift Bags/Comfort kits
Attend a training – Prerequisite for volunteers (Next training is on 10/3)
Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission provides emergency care and long-term recovery services to hurting and homeless people in the greater Seattle area. They are dedicated to serving, rescuing and transforming those in greatest need in our community.
Care Day is a one-day resource fair for needy families in the Northshore community. You can donate to, volunteer at, or attend yourself or with people who need help. Attendees enjoy a hot meal and have access to free health services, groceries, haircuts, housing, public benefits, referrals to employment training, and much more.
Rev. Jim Eichner from a Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Redmond oversees Food Bank Farm near Bob’s Corn in Snohomish and works with Lindsey Robinson of Hopelink to provide fresh produce.
Teams of people assist in the harvesting phase, not only to provide for the Storehouse but also others identified as needy. Those that assist in the harvest can take home produce for their own use too.
Hand in Hand serves hundreds of children a year entering the foster system through our Safe Place emergency first response shelter, provided a stable environment for children in transition through our Selah Homes short term foster program, and empowered the community through our Village Impact Project which supports over 1,500 people a year through education, engaging activities & support services to help preserve family stability and vitality.
Totes-To-Go was created to address student hunger during weekends and vacations, when federally funded school breakfasts and lunches are not available. Nutritious and non-perishable food items are collected, packed into backpacks, and delivered to school every week during the school year for distribution.
How Can You Help?
Sort and pack food, Wednesdays from 11:30 am to noon