Love Story – Meet Ben

At age 48, Ben had never had a driver license or held a job and lived with his parents who had both recently passed away. Ben was referred to Love INC by his father’s employer. He was not able to pay rent and was seeking shelter with friends, at Homeless Helping Homeless and the Salvation Army.  Ben lacked a support system but still managed to find employment at Armature Works and is enrolled in the Metropolitan Ministries culinary program to receive a certification to become a chef. Along with his new employment, Ben is now housed and a thriving participant of Portico Workforce Housing Solutions. Through Love INC, Ben has been connected to caring Resource Navigators who have wrapped their arms around him, inviting him to church, encouraging and mentoring him. Love INC has connected Ben to grief counseling, housing, a bike referral, clothing, and spiritual support all of which he is very grateful for!

Join us August 21 from 12:00-1:00 at The Portico Cafe for this monthly informational lunch to learn more about Love INC’s mission and work in Tampa.

Upcoming Opportunities to Serve:

October: Reading ROCKS! Book and Craft Fair in Sulphur Springs
Data Entry Volunteer at The Help Center
Prayer Coordinator
Social Media Volunteer

For more information on any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Lindsey at

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