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Red Barrel Program

Established the Red Barrel program in most Des Moines area food stores.

Foundation Established

Established the Des Moines Area Religious Council Foundation.


Established a widowed persons program, LADOS (Life After Death of Spouse).

First Jewish Congregation

Receives into membership the first Jewish congregation, Tifereth Israel Synagogue.

Hospice of Central Iowa

Co-sponsored with the Information and Referral Services of the United Way of Central Iowa, discussions on forming a hospice organization. Led to HCI Care Services (formerly Hospice of Central Iowa).

Compassion in Action

Established Compassion in Action as a cooperative effort with the Information and Referral Center of the United Way to “more effectively meet the needs of transients and other strangers coming to churches with stories of need.” Also, started the Childcare Assistance program.

Food Pantry Network

Emergency Food Pantry program established as Food Pantry Network.

Des Moines Area Religious Council

Organization becomes Des Moines Area Religious Council, welcoming non-Christian congregations.

Homes of Oakridge

Sponsored the Homes of Oakridge Housing project.

The Des Moines Area Council of Churches Founded

Chartered as the Des Moines Area Council of Churches, out of the world-wide movement of faith communities in the wake of WWI & WWII. Provide an interdenominational agency for cooperation Study the religious needs of the community Promote the spiritual, moral, social and civic welfare of the community