Executive Director

Ned Looney has been the Executive Director of Caring Hands since July 1, 2016. He is well known in the Southeast Polk community as a pharmacist and a naturopath, where he continues to practice in Pleasant Hill. An active member of Lutheran Church of the Cross in Altoona, Ned has a vibrant faith and a desire to utilize his extensive experience in business and non-profit leadership to guide Caring Hands toward continued growth in its ministry of compassion in our community.


David Harper, UpLift Resource Coordinator

Lisa Williams, Development Director

Pat Gilliatt, Administrative Assistant

Melanie Carlson, Retail Manager

Volunteer Leaders:

Clothes Hanger Coordinators:

Coleen Walker & Patty Borseth

Food Pantry Coordinator:

Melinda VanderVelden

Warehouse Coordinators:

Larry Jensen, Duane Hunziker, & Gloria Hysell

Transportation Director:

Richard Booher

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515-967-4533 (Altoona)

515-809-2356 (Eastview)

515-635-0249 (Online Sales)

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