Who We Are

Founded in 1987 by Modene Howie, Ben Strickland, and James Sessoms, Operation Reach-Out, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) Christian nonprofit located in Monroe, North Carolina, that strives to provide help and hope to those in need in our community.

Paid and Volunteer Staff

Operation Reach-Out

Cara Steele, Executive Director
Virginia Davila Nieves, Case Manager
Denie Hopper (Office Support)
Calvin Kilgo (Volunteer/Warehouse Support)
Raymond Barrineau (Donation Pickup
Chico Jordan (Donation Pickup/Warehouse)

Finders Keepers

Tina Rogers
Jared Lewis
Bety Lewis
Alondra Sanchez
Matt Arrowood

Board of Directors


Margaret Griffin, Interim President
Judy Champion, Secretary
Modene Howie
Betsy Wollner
Rev. Paul Rankin
Ronnie Laney

Board Meetings

Held the 3rd Monday
of every month at 4:00 pm

Operation Reach-Out
1308 Miller Street, Monroe, NC

Contact Information

Operation Reach-Out

Phone: 704.289.4237
Fax: 704.681.5028
Street Address:
1308 Miller Street, Monroe, NC 28110
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 403, Monroe, NC 28111
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Finders Keepers

Phone: 704.635.8992
800 Skyway Drive, Monroe, NC 28110
Hours of Operation:
Tues-Fri: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am to 4 pm

Our Purpose:

Provide for the Soul through Bible study and counseling when sought out; Provide for the Body by clothing, feeding, and access to personal hygiene and dental care; Provide for the Home with utility assistance and furnishings.

Our Mission:

To provide spiritual and physical help and hope to those in need, with the encouraging and loving heart of Christ and without judgment or cynicism.

Our Vision:

We aim to glorify God through our daily interactions with those who come through our doors with any and every need. We seek to share the gospel through our daily lunch and Bible study; offer financial support, emergency shelter, household goods and food assistance for those in crisis; and provide material and educational support for those seeking employment. As needed, we will accomplish our goals through strong partnerships with area churches and other Union County ministries and organizations.