An opportunity for our West Missional Community to serve our friends at Joppa - an organization of love, support and hope for the homeless in Des Moines. The event is Saturday, October 19th from 6:30pm - 9:30pm at Joppa Outreach, 118 S.E. 4th St, Suite 120, Des Moines, IA 50309. Contact your Gateway Group leader for more details.
Joppa volunteers engage weekly in outreach, housing, aftercare and advocacy. Volunteers invest their time in building relationships, acknowledging people with dignity and respect regardless of their condition, behavior or past mistakes.
During winter, Joppa supplies heat weekly to tents and shacks throughout Des Moines and its suburbs, and ensures every homeless person has a good pair of waterproof insulated boots. Joppa also provides food, winter gear, tents, sleeping bags and other survival necessities, along with a 24-hour cellular hotline, counseling and response to special needs and emergencies.