Local Impact

Reaching our neighbors by offering tangible help in order to create opportunities for relationships and wholeness through Christ’s love.

Bloom: A Free Store

Born as a ministry of Vista, and led by Pastor Justin Bradshaw, Bloom: A Free Store is a non-profit serving families with young children in Columbus and surrounding areas. Its goals are to aid in the flourishing of families and to create a supportive community for families by connecting people, providing basic needs, and sharing resources.

Columbus Relief

Columbus Relief (CR) is an organization located on the southside of Columbus but has a central Ohio reach. Their motto is “loving people where they are” and they focus on those experiencing homelessness, addiction and significant poverty.  While helping with immediate needs such as food, care needs, showers, laundry and more, the seek to build relationships with those they serve.

J. Jireh Development Corporation

Led by Dr. Norman Brown, JJDC is a faith-based non-profit organization, with a holistic approach to serving individuals and families, and responding to the needs of the Near Eastside of Columbus community.

Since 2010, the mission of JJDC is to improve the quality of life in the East Main Street community through housing and economic development, planning, coordinating of services, and other community-building activities.

Sharon Kozar

Sharon Kozar served as a full-time missionary in Papua New Guinea from 2014-2021 with Pioneer Bible Translators. Now in the U.S., she continues her work with Pioneer by connecting to and caring for donors. Learn more about her work and how you can partner with her in financial and prayer support by visiting her blog.