First United Methodist Church

, Excelsior Springs, Missouri 64024
Team Leader(s) Theresa Moyer, Laura Blevins, Sharon Thomson, Linda Haskell-Sherman
Partner in the Clay County Community

Open Requests

Showing 1-16 of 16
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
4
Normal Need
Single mom of 3 children is in need of getting birth certificates for her children so they can enroll in a new school. This family has been homeless, and by staying at many different homes, she has lost a lot of important information. We have been helping her get her ID, SSN, and now birth certificates for her and her children. This transition for the kids has been tough and she believes them switching schools to where they are now will help them become more stable. This process is all part of her getting a job, housing, etc. We are wrapping around this mom to support her in this process!
Location: , MO 64109 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 1 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $100
Check the needs you want to meet (Estimated value: $100)
To: World Harvest Ministries's Church Needs Leader

No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $100 to go!
Legal Help
$100 out of $100 still needed
Support an Expecting Mom and Her Unborn Baby
40
Normal Request
This request impacts multiple families.

Due to the rising cost of food and overall cost of living, the women at our clinic are struggling now more than ever. We like to keep a variety of gas and grocery gift cards on hand to assist them as needed. However, our supply is very low and any additional gift cards to help these mothers to be/new mothers would be appreciated. Thank you! Special Instructions: Please drop gift cards off at the side entrance of Liberty Women's Clinic (1532 NE 96th St, STE B Liberty, MO 64068) anytime between the hours of 9:00 AM- 4:30 PM Monday - Thursday. If it is
Location: Liberty, MO 64068 - County: Clay - Children Served: 20 - Adults Served: 20 - Agency: #Liberty Women's Clinic - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $500
5 Responses
Jarrod: Liberty UMC will help supply 8 of your Walmart cards.
Liberty United Methodist Church. 3 days ago
Scott: I am happy to help!
Liberty Christian Fellowship. 3 days ago
Michelle: Thank you for your donation!
Liberty Christian Fellowship. 2 days ago
Michelle: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Liberty Christian Fellowship, Community Lead Church. 2 days ago
Coleen: help with gas cards
Liberty Christian Fellowship. 2 days ago
Needs 3 Needs / $150 to go!
Quick Trip Gift Card
2 out of 2 items still needed
Quick Trip Gift Card
2 out of 2 items still needed
Quick Trip Gift Card
2 out of 2 items still needed
Walmart Gift Card
2 Item(s) Met in full!
Walmart Gift Card
2 Item(s) Met in full!
Walmart Gift Card
2 Item(s) Met in full!
Walmart Gift Card
2 Item(s) Met in full!
Walmart Gift Card
2 Item(s) Met in full!
Quick Trip Gift Card
2 Item(s) Met in full!
Quick Trip Gift Card
2 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
3
Normal Request
Mom and dad have had hardships with family forcing them to live in a hotel. Family needs temporary funds to keep them at the hotel until they are approved for rapid relocation.
Location: Liberty, MO 64068 - County: Clay - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $500
1 Responses
Shelly: New Wine Church can help meet this need. Just provide me with the details to pay for their hotel.
New Wine Church. 3 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Rent Assistance
$500 Met in full!
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
3
Normal Request
This family is in need of a new car seat for their growing foster placement. The child is outgrowing her current car seat. A new car seat will ensure that the child is safe and secure when being transported to appointments. The request will help maintain a current kinship placement. The placement provider is requesting a convertible car seat for a one-year-old who is 18lbs.
Location: Blue Springs, MO 64014 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #MO- Crittenton - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $250
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $250 to go!
Toddler / Convertible Car Seat
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
1
Normal Request
A young name is in need of a new futon. He has been offered a bed, but he prefers a futon for when he has friends over. The one that he currently has is broken. He is wanting one that is more comfortable like a bed as well. Getting this futon will allow for him to not only get a good night's rest, but it will also allow for him to socialize with his friends.
Location: Kansas City, MO 64116 - County: Clay - Children Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $400
1 Responses
An Anonymous Responder: We can help fund this for this young man!
The Global Orphan Project. 7 hours ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Futon Bed
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
1
Normal Request
I have a 15 year old foster child on my caseload who currently has braces but has been unable to get the brackets replaced and be seen by the orthodontist as her step-mother has not been financially able to make the monthly payment. The 15 year old's braces were put on in 2020 when she was residing with her biological father and step-mother. Since coming into care with three of her siblings (there are 5 kids total- one is not in care), the step-mother has not been able to pay the monthly bill due to other priorities (rent, utilities, food, gas, after school programs, sports, etc). The step-mother is employed full time but still does not have the finances to get caught up on the 15 year old's braces. Assistance for the braces is greatly needed as the 15 year old's is starting to struggle with the lack of services required to maintain her braces. I do have the billing from the orthodontist office for verification of pricing. To get the plan re-open, the cost will be $500. To pay off the total amount for the braces and receive current maintenance for the braces is $2300.00
Location: Independence, MO 64056 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $2300
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $2300 to go!
Medical / Dental
$2300 out of $2300 still needed
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
7
Normal Need
Single mom of four is working hard to provide for her family. Last week she took temporary custody of her deceased sibling’s teenage children. She is without transportation and has to Uber to work. A church partner has a minivan for sale that would greatly benefit this hard working mom! The cost of the van is $1500 but a donation of $2000 would cover taxes, titling, and initial insurance cost.
Location: , MO 64127 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 6 - Adults Served: 1 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $2000
Check the needs you want to meet (Estimated value: $2000)
To: World Harvest Ministries's Church Needs Leader

No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $2000 to go!
minivan
$2000 out of $2000 still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
2
Normal Request
Single mom with one child. Mom recently was able to obtain a job but her car is having issues which could cause issues with her getting to work. She is also in need of a vacuum to help maintain clean floors. Mom has a someone who can do the car repairs for $200.00 unless someone is willing to help out with their services instead of financially.
Location: Cameron, MO 64429 - County: Clinton - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $270
2 Responses
Jackie: A vacuum cleaner has been donated for this family. Please provide contact information and we will get it delivered to the family.
PLATTSBURG FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. 3 months ago
Kristy: Is the car repair still needed? if so is there a shop fixing it that we can pay directly?
Lathrop First Assembly Of God. 2 months ago
Needs 1 Need / $200 to go!
Car repair
$200 out of $200 still needed
Vacuum Cleaner
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
3
High Urgency Need
***Update*** Utilities for this family have been disconnected. Some payments have been made however, a $2,000 balance remains to reconnect service. A mother with two kids is in need of assistance with utilities asap. The family was abandoned by the husband/father and is now at risk for service disconnection. The mother works hard but has been struggling to stay on top of things since being abandoned by her husband. She's been trying to borrow money from family and friends but time is running out. She is afraid that losing electricity will put the family at risk and that her children could possibly be taken from her. Any Assistance for this family would be greatly appreciated. Mom received a shut-off notice on 5/23/22 for $3,265.24
Location: , MO 64015 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $3265
Check the needs you want to meet (Estimated value: $2465)
To: Memorial Church International's Church Needs Leader

2 Responses
LaMonica: Paying some of the bill
Memorial Church International. 8 months ago
LaMonica: $800 Utility Bill Assistance
Memorial Church International. 7 months ago
Needs 1 Need / $2465 to go!
Utility Bill Assistance
$2465 out of $3265 still needed
Stabilize Housing Insecurity
5
High Urgency Need
A family with 3 children is in need of assistance to pay for the father's surgery, so that they don't fall behind on rent. The father is the only source of income for the family, so recovering from surgery will also impact the family's income and ability to pay bills.
Location: , MO 64130 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 2 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $5485
Check the needs you want to meet (Estimated value: $4990)
To: Antioch Kansas City's Church Needs Leader

4 Responses
An Anonymous Responder: A small contribution, praying for all needs to be met.
Antioch Kansas City. 8 months ago
An Anonymous Responder: Let us know how we can help.
Antioch Kansas City. 8 months ago
Erin: We can help fund this
Antioch Kansas City. 7 months ago
Erin: we can help
Antioch Kansas City. 7 months ago
Needs 2 Needs / $4990 to go!
Cost of surgery
$4140 out of $4635 still needed
Lost income due to recovery time
$850 out of $850 still needed
Stabilize Housing Insecurity
3
Critical Need
A single mom with an 8 year-old boy and 9 year-old girl coming out of homelessness after losing disability benefits and are in major need of funding for utility bills. Dad is an addict and not in the picture and uncle on dad's side is helping them get stable. They are staying in an empty house owned by a relative of the uncle and he is paying their rent for now but they are living with no furniture, water or electricity. There are past due balances and activation fees on the electric and water that need to be paid in order for them to be turned on, totaling almost $1500, but any amount helps! We are hoping the CarePortal community can contribute some funds to help get the utilities turned on for this family.
Location: , MO 66104 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $1500
Check the needs you want to meet (Estimated value: $1500)
To: New Life CityChurch's Church Needs Leader

No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $1500 to go!
Utility Bill Assistance
$1500 out of $1500 still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
3
Critical Need
A single mother with two sons, 10 yrs and 7 yrs is in need of assistance with rent. This mother of two loss employment brought on by the pandemic and struggles with getting a job. This has caused her to fall behind in her rent and is urgently in need of assistance to avoid eviction.
Location: , MO 64110 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $400
To: New Jerusalem Tabernacle Church's Church Needs Leader

1 Responses
John: My daughter and I would like to provide the $400 for rent assistance for this single mother of two.
Community Responder. 3 months ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
assistance with rent
$400 Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
2
Critical Need
Single mother of 1yr old daughter. Needs assistance with car note of $220. The need is urgent to prevent repossession. Transportation of child to daycare and for work is critical.
Location: , MO 64150 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $440
To: The Oasis Church's Church Needs Leader

2 Responses
Erika: Icare will fund this request
Community Responder. 1 year ago
Erika: icare will fund
Community Responder. 1 year ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Car Note
$220 Met in full!
Help Prevent a Child From Entering Foster Care
4
Normal Need
We are working with a single mom with 3 children and has been homeless for about 5 months. She recently found employment and is doing her best to get back on her feet. Unfortunately her car has recently broken down and is at risk of losing her job. We helped her get her car in for an assessment and unfortunately the repair costs exceed the value of the vehicle. We are looking for a vehicle donation, or to raise the funds to cover the cost of an older Explorer model along with any additional costs for repair of the replacement vehicle. Reliable transportation is so critical to helping families regain and sustain stability; we would really love to be able to bring some good news to this mother. Thank you so much for considering this need!
Location: , MO 64052 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 1 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $400
Check the needs you want to meet (Estimated value: $400)
To: New Life CityChurch's Church Needs Leader

No Responses
Needs 2 Needs / $400 to go!
Funds for used vehicle
$200 out of $200 still needed
Funds for used vehicle
$200 out of $200 still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
3
Normal Need
We previously helped this family with light bill from a CarePortal Request (53051) - a single mom of an 8 year-old girl with severe anxiety and seizures, and a 6 year old boy with a variety of medical issues leading to immobility, obesity and developmental delays. Mom works literally around the clock to provide all of the extra care they need, on top of having her own medical issues she is trying to address for the first time in years. Since the original request, we have been getting to know the family and providing additional items as needed. Mom is very sweet, thankful and responsible and it has been a joy to support them. She never wants to ask for help but recently shared that bathing her son at his size is very difficult and taxing for her, and that having a special showered and chair would be a huge help and relieve a lot of the stress around caring for her high-needs son. Additionally, their AC went out over the Summer so we are looking for funding for a window unit that was provided to them. Thank you for any help you can provide!
Location: , MO 66102 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $298
Check the needs you want to meet (Estimated value: $228)
To: New Life CityChurch's Church Needs Leader

1 Responses
Kirsten: I can provide shower chair and shower head. God Bless.
Community Responder. 1 year ago
Needs 1 Need / $228 to go!
Window AC Unit
1 out of 1 items still needed
Showerhead
$23 Met in full!
Shower Chair
$47 Met in full!
Help Reunify a Bio Family
2
Normal Need
The mother on this case has completed all services and is close to reunification with her son. The mother utilizing a car that her father provided her to assist with reunification but he is now wanting it back leaving this mother without proper transportation. The mother has a Jeep Grand Cherokee that has been sitting for a year. She has put in a new battery, alternator, starter, serpentine belt tensioner pulley and harmonic balancer. She changed all the spark plugs, put on new coil packs, new head gaskets and timing chain. She has put on a new cherry bomb straight pipe muffler, changed out 2 or 3 sensors. The drivers side inside door panel wont stay on and the cv boots and knuckles are bad on the front. The four wheel drive is in 2 wheel bc the joint and shaft busted and were removed. The shaft is in the back. the right tire is flat too. The mother makes about 1000 a month and is needing help with her car to make sure she is able to take her son to school, school activities and to his regular doctors appointments. The mother has tried everything she can to get the car working again but needs help to figure out what is wrong with it or to find a car she can afford on her own. UPDATE: Our team from New Life CityChurch helped assess the vehicle and have determined that the necessary repairs exceed the value of the vehicle. We found a 2014 Chevy Cruze with 66k miles worth about $6k-$8k available for purchase for only $3,000. We have $1,000 of funding from the original request (63649, We are trying to raise the other $2,000 to take advantage of this great opportunity to the purchase the Chevy for this mom so she can finally have her own reliable transportation for her and her son. Anything helps! Please email care@newlifekc.org with questions. Thank you wonderful CarePortal community!
Location: , MO 64054 - County: Jackson - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $2000
Check the needs you want to meet (Estimated value: $1920)
To: New Life CityChurch's Church Needs Leader

2 Responses
Morgan: I can help with $30!
Community Responder. 1 year ago
An Anonymous Responder: Hope this helps
Community Responder. 1 year ago
Needs 1 Need / $1920 to go!
Funding toward vehicle
$1920 out of $2000 still needed
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Response Team Stats

Responders
7
Responses
3
Requests met
3
Children served
31
Economic impact
$2,446