The vision of Lehigh Valley Outreach Depot is to be “the hands and feet of God,” whose sole purpose is to receive, store and provide useful goods to those who need help reestablishing their lives or business.
The depot supports those going through devastating times due to a loss of home or business because of fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, or other catastrophic occurrences. It is a disaster relief warehouse. Those in need may be local (within the greater Lehigh Valley), elsewhere in Pennsylvania, the nation and the world. We work with Mission Central as a satellite hub. Goods distributed include all, or in part: household furniture, small appliances, business furniture and equipment and disaster relief kits – health kits, cleaning buckets, school kits, birthing kits, etc.
The depot is open to receiving/distributing supplies two days a week – Tuesdays and Saturdays (see our home page for operating hours). Volunteers help support depot operations and assemble disaster relief kits. During periods of increased demand following a major disaster, these days and hours may be expanded to accommodate additional volunteers.
We accept donated supplies and volunteers from a variety of churches and other charitable organizations in the Lehigh Valley. Donations are received during the specified hours of operation however, if needed and coordinated in advance, we can arrange to accept items at other times.
The depot layout includes shelving and pallets for storing furniture and office equipment, a work area for assembling disaster relief kits and a volunteer break area.
We hope you’ll be inspired to join us at the “depot”.