Western Communities Action Network Inc

A nonprofit organization

$14,032 raised by 28 donors

70% complete

$20,000 Goal

Because Together, WeCAN!

Gratitude and anticipation -- these two words sum up my feelings as we face these challenging times together.

My gratitude is for the many incredible people who continually come together to serve our community in strong and meaningful ways. My anticipation is for a bright future for our organization.

With gratitude we look to you as a vital member of the WeCAN team. I am very thankful for your generous gifts, which allow us to provide the programs and services that our low-income families so desperately need and are so thankful to receive. Now more than ever, we rely on your commitment to WeCAN to help us do this challenging work.

With help from people like YOU, we will succeed in our bold mission of meeting the needs of our shared community with the dignity, respect and compassion that everyone deserves. Our services would not be possible without YOU!

“Yesterday I was about ready to give up – really! Today, I am hopeful again. Thank you for your help and encouragement.” – WeCAN client quote

My anticipation is for continuous strong service to the community we share. As economic conditions have worsened, we know that our clients are disproportionately affected by higher gas, food and utility costs. The need for emergency assistance and other types of family support continues to rise. And that’s where WeCAN comes in. Last year our rental assistance increased by over 800% and requests for assistance are still on the rise.

“Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with me today and lending a sympathetic ear! I sincerely appreciate you and everything you do for us in the western metro area and beyond.” – WeCAN client quote

We will continue to meet our clients' individual needs with the dignity, respect and compassion that everyone in our community deserves. None of these things would be possible without YOU!

We gratefully look to you as a vital member of the WeCAN team.  Our work is desperately needed, and your support is appreciated now more than ever.  As always, your commitment to WeCAN and our mission are greatly appreciated and give us strength to do this challenging work. 

WeCAN offers hope and help to people living in the cities of Greenfield, Loretto, Independence, Maple Plain, Minnetonka Beach, Minnetrista, Mound, Rockford, Spring Park, St. Bonifacius, Tonka Bay and western Orono.

Our services include:

  • Emergency Assistance to prevent homelessness and to help families in crisis, including assistance with rent, mortgage, car repair, utilities, gas cards and bus passes.
  • Meals on Wheels hot lunch delivered to seniors and home bound individuals along with a personal visit. Our Mobile Market provides home delivered groceries to low-income individuals and families who face barriers to visiting a traditional food shelf.
  • Family Support Programs of Adopt-a-Family for the holidays, Ready to Learn school supplies, Birthday Shelf, Stay Warm and Personal Hygiene.
  • Clinic Connection addresses medical and prescription needs and assistance with medical insurance applications.
  • Job Center Computer stations and office equipment for job search and skill building are available.  Our job counselor is available, by appointment, for resume assistance, skill assessment, and mock interview training.
  • Referrals to many agencies for specific needs.

Thank you for helping to care for the most vulnerable in our community, now and always.

Executive Director Christopher Anderson

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Western Communities Action Network Inc

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Children & Family Community Volunteer Emergencies


5213 Shoreline Dr
Mound, MN 55364



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