HOPKINS, Minn. - Ronda Oliver started Reach and Restore in a church room. Now it has expanded to 6,500 square foot building in Hopkins.
They've helped thousands of families, including Bella Menya and her two young children.
"I needed school supplies. I needed bags," Menya said.
With Oliver's help Menya slowly pieced together her life again. But the organization that helped her is now in need of help of its own.
"I was basically crying," Oliver said.
Before Christmas Oliver got a notice from the building's owner stating they will have to vacate the building at the end of their lease in April to make room for a new tenant. The letter states Reach and Restore has been a "wonderful tenant, but current economic conditions" forced them to take a different approach.
Oliver said the decision was unexpected because in previous conversations with their landlord the understanding was that they would be there for at least another year. Now, they're scrambling to find a new space.
"I feel like David and Goliath where I have this Goliath in front of me and I just need more stones to get this giant problem out of our way," Oliver said.
Oliver is not sad anymore and doesn't have hard feelings. Instead she's looking on the bright side.
"We know that the needs are not going to get smaller it's just going to grow and we're excited to be a part of that," she said.
Oliver said they are also in need of more basic need donations and volunteers.
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