Neighbors Helping Neighbors

In 2008, local churches and non-profit organizations worked with the City of Golden Valley to create Neighbors Helping Neighbors. The goal was to match community volunteers with homeowners needing physical or financial assistance with home maintenance.

Senior Community Services HOME Program, Valley Community Presbyterian Church, Calvary Church, and PRISM have come together as Bridge Builders to work with the City on initiatives that help residents and keep up the neighborhoods. Previous projects include recruiting volunteers for fall raking blitzes in 2012 and 2013, a 2011 spring cleaning blitz, and help with moderate home repairs. In 2010, the group secured a Community Development Block Grant to help lower-income residents with basic home repairs in 2011-2012.

2015 Fall Raking Blitz
Oct 23 - Nov 6
Calvary Church
7520 Golden Valley Rd
(Actual raking dates and times will be arranged with the individual homeowners.)

To volunteer, call 952-746-7894
or email


Current Projects

Project volunteers continue to step forward to assist residents who need help. If you have an idea for a project that fits the Neighbors Helping Neighbors mission, let us know.

Fall Raking Blitz

The Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fall Raking Blitz will be Oct 23 - Nov 6, 2014. Raking dates and times will be determined based on availability of volunteers. Volunteers will be dispatched from participating churches (Calvary, Valley Community Presbyterian, Golden Valley Lutheran, and King of Grace) to homes that ask for service.

Request Service

To request leaf-raking service, call the Senior Community Services HOME Program at 952-746-4046 or email by Oct 1.

Volunteers will rake and bag leaves and take them to the curb. Residents are responsible for providing biodegradable bags and arranging for disposal.


To volunteer, call 952-746-7894 or email Groups and individuals are welcome. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring gloves, rakes, and any other equipment needed.