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School Supply Giveaway Coming Soon
Mark your calendars -- our 2015 School Supply Giveaway is coming up!
This annual event has been helping to bless our local teachers with the supplies they need for years and it's only getting bigger and better. This means we need more volunteers from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4 to help make it happen.
If you have a passion for quality education and want to love our teachers in the name of Christ, then this has your name written all over it. The following positions are needed:
1) Pickup and delivery of donations (people with trucks please)
2) Unloading and moving boxes
3) Organizing and inventory of donations
4) Beasts of Burden (BOBs), students to carry items for teachers as they "shop"
9) Clean up
This year we're using VolunteerSpot to organize the volunteer roster for the giveaway. If you're interested in helping, click on the link below to see your options and choose the spot(s) you'd like to fill. It's very easy and you will not need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot. Just be sure to click on the month of September to see all the spots available.
(Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Kathleen Hayes at 541-286-4731 to sign you up manually.)
July Volunteer of the Month
The July Volunteer of the Month is Jason Duce, a member of Calvary Chapel of Corvallis.
Jason has been a volunteer with Love INC for 11 years after hearing former executive director Wilma Van Schelven speak at his church about what a great way it was to serve the community and help show Christ’s love to others in need.
He’s stuck with the ministry over so many years inspired by a quote from Mother Teresa: “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
Jason, who enjoys skiing in his free time, has primarily been involved in the medical and furniture delivery ministry. His most rewarding experience as a volunteer was serving a terminally ill man from Texas who lived in Philomath.
“I helped deliver a lift chair and some other medical supplies to him and every time I went to his home we talked more and more,” Jason said.
“I consider myself to be a seed planter – someone who is the hands and feet for Christ in the local mission field,” he continued. “After several months had gone by, I was at a Love INC meeting and learned that another volunteer had led this man to salvation just prior to the man stepping into his heavenly Father's arms.”
Med Shed needs your help
Are you part of a small group that's looking for a service project? Our Durable Medical Equipment ministry is looking for a group of 10 to 20 people who would be excited to serve by cleaning various medical equipment.
Praise God for the abundance of donations! We are starting to overflow with items, but they can’t be given to people who need them until they are sanitized. Please let Volunteer Coordinator Kathleen Hayes know if you would be interested in helping, and please spread the word. You can reach Kathleen by phone at 541-286-4731 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June Volunteer of the Month
Sue Kilbourne, a familiar face in the Love INC office, is our June Volunteer of the Month.
A volunteer since the fall of 2009, Sue usually serves in the office but she's also made a few deliveries and is always willing to “help wherever I’m needed.” She was first attracted to the Love INC ministry after bringing several coats to the office to donate. She liked the people and the Christian atmosphere and asked what she could do to help.
“I had just retired and was looking for something meaningful to do. This was perfect,” Sue said.
One of her most rewarding experiences as a volunteer was an occasion when she delivered some clothes she had picked out at Vina Moses for a lady whose house had burned down. The appreciation and excitement she expressed when the clothes were delivered was “so worth it,” Sue said.
When not working at Love INC, Sue enjoys playing games like bridge and Mah Jong and also visiting her four daughters and 12 grandchildren.