Be the Church During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Here are some easy ways you can serve your community. Keep checking back for new ideas as this list gets updated daily. Make sure to share with us how you're serving by using #ridgebethechurch !

Donate non-perishable food items to local food pantries.
Pick up litter.
Send a card to loved ones.
Walk your neighbor's dog.
Send your teacher a fun video.
Send flowers to a nursing home.
Make DIY face masks and send them to a healthcare worker.
Go through your phone and make 10 courtesy calls today.

Give Help to Others Financially

The COVID-19 crisis is a huge opportunity for you to share God's love with people in need. Give direct help to those in need in our communities through financial support. Click the graphic below to get started.


Serve Your Community
Feeding America
 Hunger Task Force

CareNet Milwaukee

Why Compassion?

God’s heart is overflowing with compassion for all people, and we see that through Jesus’ time here on earth as He loved in relational and practical ways. Because of His example, we are called to serve others with compassion both here in Milwaukee and around the world.  For more on ways to partner with any of these organizations, email us.

Partner Trip Visit Interest     Serving Opportunities

Global Compassion


Heartline is an organization that holistically addresses the root causes of orphanhood and extreme material poverty through multiple ministries with Haitian children and their families. They focus on empowering Haitians with maternal care, education, economic opportunity, and outreach.

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Lifeline is a church planting organization that focuses on sharing the story of Jesus in Guatemala. Their goal is to create local churches with strong leaders that spend time engaging in relational compassion with their communities.

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Local Compassion


Care Net Milwaukee is focused on creating a culture where women and men faced with pregnancy decisions are transformed by the love of Jesus and empowered to choose life for their unborn children and abundant life for their families. In this mission, they provide confidential and free services such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, baby supplies, counseling, abortion education, and post abortion support.

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Hope Street helps at-risk men, women, and children cultivate hope by providing them with housing, educational programs to develop new habits, and protection from toxic situations they've been exposed to.  The Hope Street home, called “The Greenhouse”, is an empowering Christ-filled community for individuals to live, learn, and develop new habits. 

To support Hope Street during the COVID-19 outbreak, they ask for prayer, "For peace, comfort and protection... and for wisdom and discernment as an organization as we maneuver through what is best for our community." Many of their members fall in the "high risk" category of the illness susceptibility. 


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Safe Families for Children hosts vulnerable children and creates extended family–like support for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact.

 Parents voluntarily have their children cared for by a host family while they seek to restore stability in their lives. Safe Families is dedicated to family support, stabilization, and child abuse prevention. Their goal is to strengthen families, and to always reunite children again with their parents.

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Located in the heart of Milwaukee, where more than 67,000 children are living in poverty, City on a Hill is bringing transformation by restoring hope, reducing poverty, strengthening families, and fostering racial reconciliation. They are dedicated to ending the generational cycle of poverty in Milwaukee by empowering individuals to make sustainable life change.

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Jenni's Serving Story

Purchasing a pair of boots for someone was just the beginning. Sometimes we're called to serve beyond the walls of a church, and for Jenni, God used her need to serve others in Milwaukee in a very special way.

Support Compassion at The Ridge

You can make a bigger difference in the world by helping us continue to work alongside our local and global partners. Check out our available items for sale below. 100% of all proceeds go to our Compassion Missions Fund.

1lb. Guatemala Huehuetenango Blend Bag  by Anodyne Coffee Co.
1lb. Honduras Pacavita Blend Bag by Anodyne Coffee Co.
1lb. Organic Milwaukee Rockstar Blend Bag by Anodyne Coffee Co.

The Ridge Community Church Logo Coffee Mug
The Ridge Community Church Emblem Sticker

Compassion at The Ridge Women's V-neck T-shirt (Various Sizes)
Compassion at The Ridge Men's Crew Neck T-shirt (Various Sizes)

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