Alpha GR is doing all they can to help their community during this unprecedented time. Currently, they have three very urgent needs:
1. Individual packages of baby wipes (72-100 ct.)
2. Enfamil Infant Formula (14.5oz)
3. Size 6 diapers
Many stores had run out of these items. If you are able to find them & are willing to donate, please bring these items to Alpha or order them online & send to Alpha.

As residents are not out in the community & attending daily programming, the staff needs have increased at David’s House. This is resulting in increased over-time & a greater strain on their budget. If you can assist & are willing to donate items, they can be dropped off at the administration building. Here is a list of some of the things they could use:
• Sanitizing/cleaning wipes
• Sanitizing/cleaning sprays
• Paper towels
• Gloves & facemasks
• Non-perishable food items
• Crafts & games for residents (markers & crayons)
• Monetary support
• Prayers for safety & health for staff & residents
• Notes of encouragement for residents

Forgotten Man Ministries is in need of volunteer help. As jails have suspended visits, FMM needs individuals to grade their Second & Third Course Bible studies. This involves grading a study & writing a note of encouragement to the individual whose study you are grading. It can be done from home, so there is no direct contact with inmates.
Answer sheets & clear instructions are provided, & it is a great way to support the ministry they do inside the jail as men & women study & learn how to apply God’s Word to their lives. Email:

Servants Center is the court-appointed guardian for around 240 clients in Grand Rapids. As many of them do not have anyone else paying attention, Servants Center would like to get a card to each client on their birthdays. Purchase a card and envelope, contact our office, & we will get you the name of an individual with a birthday coming up. If you have kids at home they could color or draw a picture to include with the card. Cards & envelopes can be sent to Servants Center & we will distribute them.

Servants Center
P.O. Box F
Grand Rapids, MI 49501
(616) 456-8512

If you are willing to pray over-the-phone with someone struggling during this time, please contact us in the office!
Or, if you would like someone to pray with you for issues you may be struggling with, please call the office, & we will set you up with someone to contact you!


We are looking for someone for the month of August to help manage food intake, rotation, and outgo. Approximately 20 hrs a week, $12-$15 an hour depending on experience (or if you are so inclined, you could volunteer 🙂 ). Please contact Jim at or 616 209-7688 or Geoff at the same phone # or

Currently, we need volunteers in two areas:
1) A person or two to do food pickups with our van on Tues. & Fri. mornings;
2) Mid week cleaners (Wed. evening or Thurs. morning.) If you or someone you know is able & available, please consider being willing to help us do this work.You can contact Jim Herrema via email or phone- / 209-7688.