Salem West Donation Center

Donations Accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


How Salem Outreach Works

Salem West is an outreach of Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood, Minnesota. Salem West works with local social services and nonprofit agencies to offer families, in our community, the basic needs setting up a new home and help getting back on their feet.

Many families experience difficulties due to divorce, addiction, homelessness, unexpected life changes, or simply the loss of a job. Each year over 500 families in the Brainerd Lakes area are blessed by the work of dedicated volunteers. The volunteers at Salem West collect donations from the community, clean, wash, and test these items with the goal of helping a family get ahead in life. Volunteer delivery crews are able to bless a family with much needed items, diapers, furniture, clothing, and a prayer of hope. Salem only works due to the wonderful volunteers giving so much back to this community. Volunteers from throughout the Cuyuna & Brainerd Lakes area join the staff at Salem to make a tremendous impact!



Two Locations

Salem West Donation Center |  22348 State Hwy 6 Deerwood, MN 56444   |   Email:

Mustard Seed Thrift & Gifts |  23697 Forest Road Deerwood, MN 56444   |   Email:




Volunteers are at the heart of our ministry! With over 200 community volunteers you will be in good company. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for all abilities.

Volunteers at Salem West put orders together for client pickup or delivery, sort donations, wash and sort clothing, wash items, test lamps and appliances, make sets of dishes, silverware and sheets, and general organizing.

Delivery volunteers go out into the community to deliver furniture and other household goods to families and individuals in the community.

Donated items that are unable to be used by the clients of Salem West and the abundance of some donated items are used to support the ministry through the Mustard Seed Thrift Store.

Volunteers at The Mustard Seed unpack and organize merchandize and clothing, set up displays and decorate, cashier, and assist customers during store hours.


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