The Ridge has chosen to sponsor a refugee family arriving from a situation of trauma that is beyond our comprehension. It is our desire to demonstrate the love of Christ, provide a warm Iowa welcome, and meet basic physical needs. As members of our church family, we invite you to join us. It is our heartfelt desire to be a blessing to this family.

We have been assigned a family on 10. We will are still getting information about housing location and specific ethnic requirements.

If you click on the link below you will find all the items we will need to have on hand when the family arrives. Please pay careful attention to what should be new vs. gently used and what items will need to be from a smoke-free and/or pet-free environment. Furniture pick-up is also available! We will have temporary storage for all items worked out.

Smaller household items can be brought directly to church and placed in the designated box in the south hallway.

We would like to collect all items by July 15 so we are ready when a family arrives. Thanks for helping us gather furnishings for a refugee family!

Please keep the following in mind when responding with donations:

Items should be new or lightly used, in good condition, clean, and something that you would want to use in your own home. Some specific items need to be new such as bedding or a car seat. This will be noted in the description. Furniture should be sturdy and of medium to small scale All used items need to be from a smoke-free home. All upholstered items should be from a smoke-free and pet- free home.

Should you decide to donate furniture, a team member will contact you to ensure that it meets guidelines established by USCRI, our partner agency. We cannot guarantee that all donations will fit the specific situation. Thank you for your understanding.