June 2013 Newsletter

Nov 9, 2015

A message from the Executive Director

God among us...

Through the ministry of Love INC-Heartland, we see God show up in amazing ways. The woman who brings diapers to the door of a young mother, is also  delivering the Love of God to that home.  The men with the load of furniture coming to a house where they don’t have any beds is bringing the Love of God to that family.  We see miracles big and small through the ministry of Love INC - Heartland.  Many families have been touched by individuals in our churches getting out to love their neighbors. These same neighbors in need have in turn
felt welcome in our churches and we have seen lives changed, faith restored and relationships built. One such story from our area is featured on the Love INC International website. Look for “Jessica’s Story” a video you can find on line at see the impact that comes from partnering in ministry with Love INC-Heartland. We see God doing miracles among us often.  God has a way of getting the items needed into the various ministries.  People will call with a need and God will have already supplied the items necessary to help.  He uses people like us to be His hands and feet here. Thank you for helping to supply what ever is needed to help those in need in our communities. Thank you for your continued support of this vital ministry.  May God bless you!

-Terri Harris

Local press promotes Love INC’s new dental ministry

"For years, neighbors in need have asked Love INC for help getting much-needed dental care. When the opportunity arose to bring the Mobile Dental Clinic to Delano, Executive Director Terri Harris jumped at the chance. Love INC and the Medical Teams International dental bus came together thanks to Paul Klevann of Faith Community Church in Maple Plain. While making repairs on the bus, he invited the team to provide services in Delano. Love INC screened applicants, knowing that only ten could be accommodated in the first dental bus visit. Selection was made based on pain level and procedures available in the mobile unit. Those not selected were referred to other sites, or may be seen when the bus returns on a quarterly schedule. Delano United Methodist Church provided the host site for the Mobile Dental Clinic."

-The Delano Herald Journal

Thank you, B's on the River, forsharing proceeds from your annual Rib Fest to  Love INC - Heartland and the Delano Lions Club. Thank you, Peace Lutheran, for donating proceeds from this Polo Match event to Love INC-Heartland! Your business or organization can host a fundraiser benefitting Love INC.

The third quarter of each year (July-August-September) brings a surge of needs and requests.

  • Kids who spent the summer in shorts and flip flops need school clothes, coats and sturdy shoes.
  • Backpacks and school supplies are a costly necessity.
  • Activity fees, school projects and class trips all drain the family funds.
  • Shorter days and cooler temperatures raise utility bills.
  • Parents cannot manage the mounting bills and there is no money for necessities.
  • Families who can’t afford fall expenses face a second crisis when winter heating and Christmas shopping strain finances.

Both Love INC staff and volunteers prepare for this intense time of the year. The ministry’s budget must also anticipate the surge in requests, since each need that’s met costs $8.57. While this is a modest amount compared to similar nonprofits, only steady financial support will meet the demand through the end of the year.

How can you help?

  • Love INC will gratefully welcome your gifts of time, talent & treasures
  • Collect school supplies and deliver to Love INC by August 10.
  • Volunteer to distribute school supplies at the the Back-to-School Bash August 21 at WestPointe Church.  
  • Support “Holiday Help” in November, programs purchasing Thanksgiving food and Christmas gifts for neighbors in need.
  • Donate new toys that will be available at the free Toy Store on December 14.  
  • Schedule a shift to sort and prepare donated items at the Love INC-Heartland Thrift Store.
  • Contribute to Love INC, knowing that your cash will be used wisely to meet validated needs in our community.
  • Join the team who helps with weekly classes advising families on topics such as budgeting, parenting, life skills and nutrition.
  • Join a ministry effort, the furniture ministry needs helpers, trucks and trailers to keep up with the high demand.

Contact us if you are interested in helping.

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"He who refreshes others will be refreshed."

- Proverbs 11:25