Thanksgiving reminds us to count our blessings and give thanks for everything and everyone that adds value to our lives. At Furniture Mission of the Red River Valley, it's no different.
We are thankful for an incredible team from our neighbors over at Dakota Supply Group, who helped us with a much needed warehouse inventory audit. Not only did they tackle the task with enthusiasm, but followed up with providing some light bulbs for our welcome area and a box of gloves for our volunteers to protect against cuts and pokes! Check out the video recap of their time with us by Clicking Here!
There are certainly many more we are thankful for, but we'll leave you with this - as you look at what bring value to your life, pause and give thanks to the people around you and to our loving God, through which all things are possible.
"Give thanks to the Lord because he is good, because his faithful love endures forever." 1 Chronicles 16:34
September was a spectacular month at Furniture Mission of the Red River Valley! We not only surpassed a tremendous milestone, but had the opportunity to celebrate it by lifting up our warehouse with our community. We were also able to partner with local company on a new promotion to support kids in our community, and through that have the opportunity to share our mission with a local news station. Like I started – September was SPECTACULAR!
Surpassing 1,000 households served in just over 2 years of operating speaks volumes. It speaks to the need in our community, and the support that we provide not only to these families directly but to the agencies they are referred from. It speaks to the countless hours put forth by our incredible team of volunteers dedicated to serving with compassion and respect. It also speaks to our roots as a Christian based organization, knowing that it’s only through Him that we’re able to respond to the demand for our services in the way we have. As we pray for the households we serve, we know God will be our guide in responding as a growing organization.
We also celebrated by inviting our friends from the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting! We had over 50 members of our community stop by the warehouse to learn a little more about our mission and the critical role we play. It’s always such a pleasure to share our work with leaders in our community, and celebrate what we’ve accomplished so far. We even had our friends at Ain’t Dutch Productions on hand to capture the day and prepare a wonderful video! Find it on our Facebook page by Clicking Here!
Finally, we partnered with the fine folks at Comfort King Mattress Factory for their Soft Spot For Kids promotion, where any mattress purchased over during the promotion resulted in a donated bed for a kids in our community. From it, we received 18 beds for distribute to kids who need them. We even got to be guests on ND Today, where we lifted up our mission and met NDSU quarterback and Comfort King spokesperson Cam Miller! It was a fabulous opportunity, and we’re so grateful to Comfort King for their support and partnership.
September was a spectacular month at Furniture Mission of the Red River Valley. It’s inspiring to see how our community continues to rally around our mission, and I am so grateful to work alongside so many passionate volunteers and community stakeholders. If you feel called to do so, you can support us by donating furniture (call 701.729.1410 to get on our pick up schedule, or drop off during warehouse hours), donating financially (click here to give online), or by stepping up as a volunteer (click here to submit a volunteer application).
Furniture Mission of the Red River Valley
Gratitude for Frame Friends
Furniture Mission recently received a furniture donation which included a number of wall hangings. One of the wall hangings was a limited edition print. Somehow the glass got broken. I took it to a place called FRAME-KRAFT on Fiechtner Drive and talked to a delightful lady by the name of Pam Kraft who just happened to be the owner. I told her who I was and about Furniture Mission. She very quickly agreed to repair the print free of charge. I picked up the print on Friday. What a professional job!
It's little things like this that warms your heart.
Next time you need some framework done think of Pam Kraft of FRAME-KRAFT at 3415 Fiechtner Drive, Fargo, ND 58103, 701-232-5111.
-Evert Van Engelenhoven, Board President
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We are a faith-based organization that accepts gently-used furniture donations and re-gifts the furniture to people coming out of crisis.
PO. Box 7337 Fargo, ND 58106
2600 3rd Avenue North, Fargo, ND 58102