A Brief History of The Northeast Community Fund
The Northeast Community Fund was established in 1969 with its original
name being St. John’s Northeast Community Fund. It was founded by St. John’s
Lutheran Church and three local businesses (Wagner Castings, CB&Q
Foundries, and Superior Welding). The Northeast Community Fund was started
to reach out and assist those families in the “old” neighborhood around
Jasper and Orchard Streets. However it soon started serving families
throughout the community.
The first home for The Northeast Community Fund was a house located at
1119 E Condit St. which served as a residence for workers, office, and supply
house. Later The Northeast Community Fund moved to a house at 1128 E
Orchard St. (the house between the old school and the church). After the
school was sold, The Northeast Community Fund moved to its present location
at 825 N. Water Street. This has proven to be a very good location to meet the
needs of families in our community.
Over the last 41 years The Northeast Community Fund has helped to meet the
needs of thousands and thousands of families in our community. The
foresight of St. John’s Lutheran Church to start the total ministry of The
Northeast Community Fund and support it over the years has been a
tremendous blessing to families in need in our community.
Food Baskets - Monday - Tuesday - Thursday & Friday
9:30am - 11:30 & 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Furniture Vouchers - Wednesday 9:00 -11:00
Free Clothing Room Mon - Fri 8:00 - 4:30p.m.
The Center is Open Monday – Friday 8:00 - 4:30 p.m.
NECF Serving people since 1969