Heartland Refugee Family Ministry

The Heartland Refugee Family Ministry (HRFM) is a team of Heartlanders who are partnering with the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants’ Des Moines office to set up a home that is warm and welcoming for a refugee family beginning their new lives in the metro area. 

Our ministry is supported by the staff and resources of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.

How You Can Help

Ready to get involved? Everyone can help; everyone is a part of our HRFM team! You can help by donating new/gently used furniture and household goods that are needed to set up a comfortable apartment for our new arrivals. Once we have enough to fully furnish a small apartment, USCRI will match us with a family! (It is likely that our refugee family will live in an extended stay hotel for a month or two, and then be welcomed into the home we have ready for them.)

You can also help by donating monetarily. Your donation will help us purchase furnishings and supplies that aren’t claimed on the sign up sheet. Funds may also be used to assist USCRI in providing rent to other families or future families we may assist. 

We have set up a wish list of the most needed household goods through Signup Genius. Once you see something you can help with, sign up accordingly. Donations can be dropped off at the table in the Heartland Community Center at any time. If you need help getting your donation to church, be sure to select the “pick up” option on the sign up sheet. We will gladly come pick it up!

You can give via a check written out to Heartland Presbyterian Church. Be sure to indicate Refugee Family Ministry in the memo line. Place checks in the church collection basket or mail your check to Heartland Presbyterian Church, 14300 Hickman Rd, Clive, IA 50325.

You can also give online — please specify you want your donation to go to the Refugee Family Ministry Fund.


Contact the church office for assistance.

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