The mission of Love In the Name of Christ is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ.
Love INC: Helping Churches Help People
A short history: Love INC of Springville officially opened its doors on March 18, 1996 with a few volunteers and a telephone. The Clearinghouse took information and made referrals. There were 11 partner churches at the time.
For 11 years, the Love INC offices were located at the Joylan Theatre building on Main Street in Springville. In 200, we purchased our home at 62 East Main Street in Springville.
We currently have 17 partner churches, and a roster of over 150 church volunteers. Volunteers serve in the office, the transportation ministry, and various seasonal ministries.
How we help:
Transportation- rides are provided from the Springville area to medical, legal, and social service appointments in western New York. Our volunteer drivers either drive their own personal vehicles, or use our Love INC car. A donation is suggested, but not mandatory.
Food- referrals are made to food pantries in Springville, West Valley, Delevan, and Colden.
Medication- assistance is available for help with prescription co-pays.
Utilities- through our partnership with the Salvation Army and FEMA, funds are available to help with utility bills and rent. Guidelines and restrictions apply.
Seasonal programs- Love INC coordinates the Paper and Pencil School Supply Ministry, and Warm the Children (warm winter outer wear for school age children). We also work with the Kiwanis Club for their Toy Distribution at Christmas time.
And so much more...