SEMO Fund

3244 Lakewood Drive, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
Team Leader(s) Shelly Gerard
Partner in the Cape Girardeau Community

Open Requests & Church Needs

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Help Strengthen a Bio Family
2
Normal Request
Single mom who is completing treatment court is in need of deep pocket queen sheets. She was recently given a new mattress that is in good condition, but her old sheets which are full size don't fit.
Location: Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 - County: Cape Girardeau - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $35
1 Responses
Corrie: Let me know how to get these to her!
St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. 2 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Queen Bed Sheets
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Reunify a Bio Family
2
Normal Request
A single mother who is completing treatment court and starting a trial home visit is needing a crib and mattress for her son. She has a pack n play but would prefer him to sleep in a crib for safer sleep. She also needs a box spring and bed frame or a bed frame that doesn't need a box spring for her full size bed.
Location: Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 - County: Cape Girardeau - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $665
1 Responses
Becca: I am picking up a crib Monday for this request
Lynwood Baptist Church. 8 hours ago
Needs 2 Needs / $415 to go!
Full Box Spring
1 out of 1 items still needed
Bed Frame (Full)
1 out of 1 items still needed
Crib Frame
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Crib Mattress
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Crib Sheets
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
1
High Urgency Request
A youth that is currently in foster care is in need of a twin-sized bed. In the home, they had recently dealt with a bed bug issue and had to get rid of her bed. The youth is currently sleeping on an air mattress.
Location: STE GENEVIEVE, MO 63801 - County: Scott - Children Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $460
No Responses
Needs 3 Needs / $460 to go!
Bed Frame (Twin)
1 out of 1 items still needed
Twin Box Spring
1 out of 1 items still needed
Twin Mattress
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Make a Foster Care Placement
3
Normal Request
I have two new youth who just came into care. One is a 6 year old boy and the other is a 8 year old girl. This placement usually hosts girls and the bed for the young boy is all in girl décor. A new bed for him would make him feel more comfortable and help him adjust to his new placement. He is a typical "boy-boy" who enjoys anything dealing with cars and Roblox. They would be so grateful for your help. Thank you.
Location: Charleston, MO 63834 - County: Mississippi - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $365
No Responses
Needs 2 Needs / $365 to go!
Bed Frame (Twin)
1 out of 1 items still needed
Twin Mattress
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Support a Youth Aging Out
1
Normal Request
Hello! I have a older foster youth, age 19, who is getting ready to have a baby the first of February. She lives in a Independent Living Arrangement with her boyfriend. She and her boyfriend both are working but once the baby is born she will not have any income coming in to help meet their financial needs. They recently moved from a temporary place to a more stable environment for them to bring their baby home to but this took most if not all their money to secure housing. Her boyfriend continues to work however he has been sick and has missed a significant amount of work. They are needing help with rent for February and utilities so they do not run the risk of being homeless with a newborn. This youth does plan on returning to working after 6 to 8 weeks after the birth but she does not have any money saved to use while she is on maternity leave. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Location: Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 - County: Cape Girardeau - Children Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $1200
4 Responses
Debbie: Please let me know the account information so I can take care of this for them.
St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. 1 week ago
Shelly: We can help with this request.
The Global Orphan Project. 2 days ago
Shelly: Thank you for your help in meeting this need.
Lynwood Baptist Church. 2 days ago
Shelly: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Lynwood Baptist Church, Community Lead Church. 2 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Rent Assistance
$800 Met in full!
Utility Bill Assistance
$400 Met in full!
Help Make a Foster Care Placement
3
Normal Request
Two sweet little girls (1 1/2 and 8 years of age) are placed in a licensed foster home and they would love a little extra support. The home is in need of a toddler bed to assure that they don't have to sleep together and can have their own bed. Placement has also asked if shoes could be provided as they came to her with torn shoes. They would be so very grateful for the help. Thank you for all you do. Girl 1 is size 1 in shoes Girl 2 is size 7c in shoes
Location: Sikeston, MO 63801 - County: Scott - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $365
1 Responses
Christie: GBF can meet these needs
Grace Bible Fellowship. 1 week ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Toddler Mattress
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Toddler Bed Frame
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Clothes for a Child / Children (see description details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Reunify a Bio Family
2
High Urgency Request
A mom who has her child on a trial home visit has found herself about to lose her job. She is needing someone to replace the thermostat in her car. She has the new thermostat in her possession, she just needs someone to install it in the car as she is not mechanically inclined.
Location: Scott City, MO 63780 - County: Scott - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $150
2 Responses
Heraleen: Eisleben can assist
Eisleben Lutheran Church. 5 days ago
Heraleen: Please provide Mom's contact info
Eisleben Lutheran Church. 5 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Automobile Mechanic
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Reunify a Bio Family
4
Critical Request
We are working with a family whose children are in state custody and working towards reunification with the parents. The children are twins male age 12 and female age 12. Parents live in a single wide trailer, two bedrooms, one bath. The front door is not completely attached, the door knob is falling off and the dead bolt is not there and has a towel/rag stuck in the opening where the dead bolt lock should be. There is no underpinning. Air is coming through all the windows and the curtains were observed moving. Their only source of heat is a wood stove in the kitchen. The children will share a bedroom when they reunify with their parents. The bedroom does not have a door. The trailer needs underpinning and winterization to help heat the home during these frigid winter temperatures. The front door needs replaced and the windows. There are 5 windows that are broken. Windows are $160 a piece. Door is $400. underpinning is around $1000.
Location: Glen Allen, MO 63751 - County: Bollinger - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $2200
No Responses
Needs 3 Needs / $2200 to go!
Home Repairs
$800 out of $800 still needed
Home Repairs
$400 out of $400 still needed
Home Repairs
$1000 out of $1000 still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
3
Normal Request
We have a bio mother who has her two children on a trial home visit. Mom has worked wonderfully with Children's Division since her case opened 20 months ago. She has provided for her children with very little assistance. Mom maintains her home and vehicle on her own without assistance. Her 2 year old son has serious medical diagnosis including a recent diagnosis of cerebral palsy. This child is unable to walk and requires a wheelchair. The mom has been unable to afford to build a wheelchair ramp for her home which would assist her when bringing him in and out of the home. A standard wheelchair ramp is straight and does not turn the way she needs it to to be able to get the child in and out of the home; therefore, one would have to be built for their home. We are unsure of what the cost of materials and labor would be for this job. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Location: Jackson, MO 63755 - County: Cape Girardeau - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $500
1 Responses
Chad: Our Lift disaster response team has built a couple ramps, and we can meet the family to see if we can build what they need. Please call me at 573–837–8687.
CrossRoads Church. 1 week ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
wheelechair ramp
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
5
Normal Request
I have a family that has moved into a new rental house. During the move a bunk bed was broken. The beds were going to be used as single beds in separate rooms. One bed frame is still usable, but one is not. I would like to see if a twin size bed frame could be provided for this family. Thank you.
Location: Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 - County: Cape Girardeau - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $235
2 Responses
Shelly: I can provide a twin frame and headboard.
The Global Orphan Project. 1 week ago
Shelly: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
Lynwood Baptist Church, Community Lead Church. 2 days ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Bed Frame (Twin)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
3
High Urgency Request
Child currently on trial home visit and another child visiting on weekends. Family apparently has bed bugs and/or flee problem. In need of treatment.
Location: Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 - County: Cape Girardeau - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #MO- DSS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $200
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $200 to go!
Extermination
$200 out of $200 still needed
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Response Team Stats

Responders
7
Responses
120
Requests met
81
Children served
176
Economic impact
$87,029