St. John Cares:  Local

The single most common theme we hear from our Lord is to care for the poor - to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, care for the sick, visit those in prison.  At St. John, we believe that our faith is about changing lives - our own and the lives of others.  There are many ways in which your faith can start changing lives and we work alongside these local organizations to show the love of Christ in the world.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity helps make the dream of owning a home a reality for people who never thought it would be possible.  St. John supports Habitat for Humanity through funding by our Endowment Fund and with volunteers.

Contact Habitat to volunteer

Learn more about Habitat for Humanity

Love Inc

Love Inc serves as a local clearinghouse in the Cedar Valley to network our local churches across denominational lines to leverage our collective impact to bless those in need in our community.   St. John supports the work of Love Inc through funding by our Endowment Fund, volunteer hours, and inclusion on our Angel Tree.

Visit Love Inc's website to volunteer or view of list of donation needs.

Northeast Iowa Food Bank

The Northeast Iowa Food Bank serves 16 counties in Iowa through its distribution center in Waterloo.  Volunteers are welcomed to work in the warehouse restocking shelves as well as packing food bags.  Recognizing hunger is a year-round challenge but can be even harder in the summer months as children are no longer provided school lunches, St. John holds a month-long food drive in the summer.  Food items are collected year round in the collection bin by the main level elevator.

Visit the Food Bank's website to volunteer , view a list of needed items, or to request assistance for yourself or someone else.

NewAldaya Lifescapes Chapel Help

Two months each year, St. John volunteers assist residents of NewAldaya on their way to and from worship on Sunday mornings at their chapel.  Volunteers walk alongside the residents or roll their wheelchair to the chapel.  This assistance comes at a time when faith and attending chapel can be extremely important to the residents.