A phone volunteer was very patient with a client who has trouble speaking and processing. Because of this, the client can now access Love INC resources. A compassionate, helpful listener is indeed a treasure.
A bike volunteer delivered a bike to our office for a homeless man. He eventually got our message that it was here and available. Upon arriving, his first desire was to express and apology at 'going off' at one of our workers when he was last in. He said, "That was my anxiety out of control and that's not who I am or want to be." He was clear that he wanted us to let that person know he was sorry. Only after expressing this, did he turn his attention to the bike...and he was delighted with it! Walking is getting more difficult for him, so this bike will be a real help.
An advocate for a retired Vet called and asked for helps with linens for he and friend. Because people give to this closet, our Volunteer from there is able to give what is requested. Her flexibility in meeting with this advocate, helps this little family have a comfortable, warm bed to sleep in and towels for their use.
Because of many volunteers who have called and prayed with a particular client, she was happy to report to us this week that her surgery was quite successful. She called just to say how much she appreciates knowing she is cared about and being prayed for.
Several medical volunteers were busy this week, meeting requests! One was able to take a needed hospital bed to a client who was then able to go to their own home to recover. Another fixed and/or delivered 2-3 power chairs, allowing clients to have more mobility and to get outside into our fleeting sun! Another picked up several items and delivered several. He does this consistently, each week and has volunteered dozes and dozes of hours.
Each week volunteers at our hygiene closet are available to give items and offer encouragment and prayers. A new client was so grateful to know about this service and will soon be getting needed basic items. He could hardly believe that this kind of thing is offered.
A young family called in need of firewood. Our volunteer team can do this! From this same volunteer team, one volunteers again...to mow a lawn for a disabled man and his family. They were so glad that happened!
This is only some needs from one week. Coming up next week, we already have requests to use our Maternity closet and our Pre K closet.
This weekend there are volunteers from Lifeseeds who are gifting some client families with food boxes.
Also this coming week a rural church will connect with a new client. This client has lost two dear ones in two months and is feeling so alone and in need. This church will be getting to know her. Love INC will be helping her with other connections and needs.
All over our community, people in churches are being mobilized to impact lives and our community! "GOD has given each of you a gift from His variety of Spiritual gifts. Use them to serve one another." (1 Peter 4:10) NLT
THANKS for all you do to love and serve people whom GOD loves.