Volunteer and Donation Needs

To submit your organization’s needs, please contact Elizabeth Harstad at [email protected] or call 507-345-4551.


ORGANIZATION:  American Red Cross serving Southwest MN
NEED: Blood Donation
DESCRIPTION:  The Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to donate blood. We understand that people have concerns right now about all aspects of public health, but want to stress that donating blood is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give. It’s important to note that blood drives have the highest standards of safety and infection control – and they do not fall in the category of mass gatherings. To find an area blood drive and make an appointment, please visit www.redcrossblood.org. Enter a zip code and you will see drives in your area. We are also in need of organizations or businesses willing to host a drive.
CONTACT: Leah Pockrandt
507-360-2052
[email protected]


ORGANIZATION: Connections Shelter
NEED: Volunteer: Extended hours for Connection Shelter
DESCRIPTION:  Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094fadac29abf49-extended
CONTACT: Jennifer Valimont

ORGANIZATION:  Partners for Affordable Housing
NEED: Donation: Basic Needs for Shelter Guest
DESCRIPTION:  Food, medicine, baby formula and diapers, hygiene and cleaning supplies,  monetary donations to help meet immediate needs as they arise, be it gas, transportation, food, paying for child care, etc
CONTACT: Kirsten Becker
507-387-2115 EXT. 4
[email protected]

ORGANIZATION:  Salvation Army
NEED: Donation: Supplies for Shelter and Meal Distribution
DESCRIPTION:  Hand sanitizer and disinfecting spray for the shelter, disposable surgical masks, paper products (single-well clam shells and cutlery packets) for grab and go lunches, disposable face masks
CONTACT: Leslie Johnson
507-44-9261
[email protected]ationarmy.org