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About Our Outreach Ministries

Imagine: Helping people to find hope...
 
The ultimate demonstration of love is to serve. Setting aside our own agendas, in service we live out our commitment to the well-being of others, often to our own discomfort. Looking for ways to give that make a difference? Provide a family their next meal. Assist those who have lost a home with our overnight housing program. Educate our community neighbors about the power of a healthy lifestyle. There are many opportunities to improve the lives of others through programs partnered with the North Cascade Seventh-day Adventist Church. Join one and help!

Local projects where NCSDA church volunteers have made a difference:

Blood Donation
NCSDA is a quarterly blood donation center for Burlington, WA

Boys & Girls Clubs
Assists the youth of our community with their need for a place to go after school that provides positive, useful, and rewarding activities in a safe, healthy, culturally diverse, and drug and alcohol free environment

Community Action Agency
Works to alleviate poverty and help people attain a level of self-sufficiency
  • Adopting apartments at the homeless shelter -- donated a computer and printer, TV, laundry soap, diapers, 
  • Landscaping work bees
  • Fundraisers: Pajama Night and Spirit of Hope breakfasts
  • Thanksgiving and Christmas parties and Adopt a Family for the holidays
Domestic Violence Shelter
Assists women and children escaping domestic violence
  • Adopted an apartment
  • Helped with construction and remodel of several apartments
Family Promise
Area churches providing overnight lodging and meals for local homeless families. Each church sponsors one week per quarter
  • Fundraiser: Homeless for a Night
  • Host church during July 5-12 and September 20-27, 2015
Food Banks
Distributes nutritious grocery items to local families in need
  • Provided food, volunteers, and donations
Food Basket Ministry 
An NCSDA-run ministry that assembles food baskets for 60+ families at Thanksgiving and Christmas

Friendship House 
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rovides two emergency shelters, two transitional houses, a daily hot meal service and an innovative employment training program to help those in need to transform their lives into ones of self-sufficiency and abundance
  • Serving monthly Wednesday night meals since 2006

Habitat for Humanity
Creating plans to help in-need home-owners build their own home so everyone, everywhere, can live in a healthy, affordable home

Love INC
Organizes and utilizes a network of churches and community referral agencies to expedite and accommodate the real needs of our local residents
  • Furniture and medical medical equipment
  • Transitional housing
  • Mentoring
  • Dress for Success program
 
Make a Difference Day
Organize several community service projects each spring
  • YMCA Early Learning Center: painted, cleaned, general repair
  • Landscaping for home-bound seniors
  • Free car wash to raise money for Kelly Triplet, a man suffering from cancer
Meals on Wheels
Provides home-delivered meals service to people who are home-bound

Pregnancy Choices  
Offers free and confidential services which include pregnancy testing, pregnancy options education, ultrasound, and life-skill, relationship, and parenting courses
  • Cleaned parking lot
  • Planted flowers
  • Washed windows
  • Donated furniture, new computer, and DVDs for their education program
Project Homeless Connect

A collaborative day at the Skagit Valley Community College where area homeless families receive immediate services; haircuts, clothing, dentistry and medical attention, counseling, and more

  • Donated backpacks, school supplies, toiletry bags

  • Provided volunteers for the event

Red Cross
Distributes disaster relief, international aid, supports American military families, organizes blood donations, training for CPR and first aid
  • Donated funds to buy equipment
  • Distributed Red Cross disaster preparedness information
  • Hosted an Evergency Preparedness class
Spruced Up Thrift Shop
A Seventh-day Adventist store that meets the needs of the community by selling donated clothing and other household items at affordable prices, and generating funds to support many community service projects