Love Story – Meet Naomi
Naomi was referred to Love INC by First Baptist Church. She is a single, young woman who has assumed sole responsibility for the care of her mom after a debilitating stroke. Naomi has had to take medical leave to do this and is at the point where all the demands on her are affecting her job. Love INC connected Naomi to a Resource Navigator from Hyde Park United Methodist Church and we developed a plan on how she can navigate the many challenges ahead of her and her Mom. First Baptist Church helped her with September rent so that she could save her limited earnings for next month’s expenses. We connected her to St. Michael’s Legal Clinic to help her obtain the power of attorney for her Mom and advocated for her with her local County Commissioner. Once Love INC contacted Commissioner Sandy Murman, Naomi got a long-overdue response from the County Health Insurance Department and was able to get the assistance she needed. This is a story in progress but one that demonstrates that when churches and their volunteers mobilize, our neighbors in need and the Tampa community can thrive.
Love INC Orienaton and Lunch & Learn
We have added a second orientation this month with a new time! Join us on Monday 9/16 from 5:30-7:30 or Saturday 9/28 from 10:00-12:00 to be trained as a Love INC Volunteer.
Did you know that Love INC hosts an informational Lunch & Learn monthly on the 3rd Wednesday? Invite a friend to join us on September 18 at 12:00 to learn more about us!
Opportunities to Serve
Sulphur Springs Fall Lit Party October 16, 11:00-2:00
October is National Literacy Awareness Month. Love INC is joining United Way and many community partners in hosting a Fall Block Party featuring books, food, and fun. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event to set up, serve food, hand out books, assist at the various craft tables or breakdown. This is great opportunity for our partner churches to get a team to serve together! Please sign up here or for more information.
Did you know we need a minimum of 3 volunteers daily to serve in our Help Center? We have current days available and shifts are between 9:00-1:00 Monday-Friday. Please contact our Help Center Coordinator, Jamie McGrogan at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Resource Navigators Wanted! Do you have a heart for showing the love of Christ to your Tampa neighbors? At the heart of Love INC’s ministry are trained Resource Navigators who serve as mentors and advocates to our guests. The time required is flexible and can be done over the phone in usually a few hours per month. Join us at one of our September Volunteer Orientations to join our Resource Navigator team.
Oct. 8: Love INC’s semi-annual Breakfast Fundraiser Event is quickly approaching!
This event is a crucial part of our long term ability to respond to the needs of the community, allowing us to serve our churches, volunteers, and neighbors in ways that transform. Love INC strives to respond with compassion and mutual support while developing a long term relationship and pointing to the hope available through Christ.
Hear the latest updates on how and who we have served and the amazing story of one woman’s resilience and success through her relationship with Love INC.
The program begins at 8 a.m. and ends promptly at 9 a.m.