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Collaborating to reach unheard populations


Collaborating to reach unheard populations Kae Jae Johnson is the founder and executive director of Residents of Color Collective (ROCC) in West St. Paul. When Johnson moved to West St. Paul from Chicago in 2018, she brought with her decades of community organizing and nonprofit experience.   “When I got here, there were no resources [...]

Collaborating to reach unheard populations2023-08-18T16:17:35-05:00

It’s About Connection


It's about connection a message from President & CEO Jeff Mortensen “360 Communities saved my life. I stayed in an abusive relationship for 12 years, and now I’m free and looking to inspire someone facing a similar situation to let them know that there is hope,” says domestic violence survivor Cheryl. “I am grateful to [...]

It’s About Connection2023-05-12T14:38:49-05:00

Wirt gives back at Lewis House and Rosemount Food Shelf


Volunteer Spotlight: Rich Wirt 360 Communities honored Rich Wirt at the 37th Annual Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness Luncheon with a Community Caring Award for his work to support abuse survivors. Rich has given 20 years of volunteer service at the Lewis Houses and the Rosemount Resource Center and Food Shelf. Last year, Rich donated 215 hours [...]

Wirt gives back at Lewis House and Rosemount Food Shelf2023-05-12T15:04:16-05:00

Meaden gives back at Rosemount Food Shelf


Volunteer Spotlight: Tom Meaden Tom Meaden is a familiar face around the 360 Communities Rosemount Resource Center and Food Shelf, where he has volunteered since 2020. He lives in Rosemount with his wife, Cris, and their son, Jonathan. Tom Meaden spent a 52-year career in the grocery industry, 28 with Cub Foods. He’s managed [...]

Meaden gives back at Rosemount Food Shelf2023-05-12T15:00:29-05:00

Little gives back at Burnsville Food Shelf


Volunteer Spotlight: Barb Little After working in retail for 30-plus years, Barb retired and knew that volunteering was what she wanted to do with her time. Barb Little started volunteering with us in July of 2022, and since then, she has become an essential part of our team. She is driven to give back [...]

Little gives back at Burnsville Food Shelf2023-05-12T14:59:54-05:00

Lindberg gives back at Farmington Food Shelf


Volunteer Spotlight: Kathy Lindberg A desire to help those in need drives Kathy Lindberg to volunteer. While living in Texas, she had donated her time to a church-run food shelf. When she moved back to Farmington in 2018, she did her research and decided to volunteer at 360 Communities’ Farmington Food Shelf. “I saw [...]

Lindberg gives back at Farmington Food Shelf2023-05-12T16:01:01-05:00

In Memory of Barbara Johnston


Johnston family turns grief to hope with help from Frogtown Curling Billy Johnston, his daughters Amanda and Emily, his grandchildren Rowan and Isla, family friend Travis Cummings, and Frogtown Curling's winning bidder, Bruce Alexander, recently presented a $7,000 check to 360 Communities Lewis House staff. Barbara [...]

In Memory of Barbara Johnston2022-05-24T09:07:13-05:00

Volunteer Spotlight: Carolyn Thornton


Volunteer Spotlight: Carolyn Thornton Carolyn Thornton began her volunteer career at 360 Communities over seven years ago. She has supported sexual assault victims/survivors and neighbors seeking stabilizing resources at the Burnsville Resource Center. “I love giving my time, talent, and meager money to those less fortunate," says Carolyn. She says that [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Carolyn Thornton2023-05-12T12:50:14-05:00

Celebrating 50 years in Dakota County


a message from President & CEO Jeff Mortensen 360 Communities started as a small group of social-minded individuals who turned belief into action. Their unifying desire to live out values for the good of others was contagious and engaged the broader community in contributing time and resources for over five decades. By building [...]

Celebrating 50 years in Dakota County2022-03-08T20:15:12-06:00

Volunteer Spotlight: Don Oettinger


Giving back for more than a decade Don began volunteering at 360 Communities when he retired in 2008. He first volunteered with our Armful of Love holiday gift program but quickly branched out to support the Burnsville Resource Center and Food Shelf. “Volunteering for 360 Communities is like a two-way street. You get way more [...]

Volunteer Spotlight: Don Oettinger2022-03-08T20:16:35-06:00
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