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Golf Outing Success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to golf in our 5th Annual Tournament. Together we raised $15,000 for Love INC of the Cedar Valley! Also, congratulations to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church foursome who ran away with the win!

Your Time Equals Money for Love INC

Park to Park Event Staff invited us to volunteer at their Park to Park Half Marathon/10K/5K event on Saturday September 10 at George Wyth State Park. If we can gather 20 volunteers to serve a 2-3 hour block of time that morning, they will donate $1000 to Love INC of the Cedar Valley!

The race starts at 7:30 am and there are various jobs/stations where volunteers are needed. If you're willing to commit to volunteering for this event, reply to this email and let us know.
Clearinghouse Volunteer Gathering
Our next gathering is coming up on Tuesday, August 9th from 12-1 PM at Prairie Lakes Church Cedar Falls (1907 Viking Road, Cedar Falls). If you volunteer in our Clearinghouse, reply to this email and let us know if you're able to attend.
Quarterly Church Reports
This week we will email an individualized quarterly church report to each of our partner churches. This will include information about your church's financial contributions to Love INC, Gap Ministry appointments, and volunteer hours.

Yard Work and Snow Removal

When volunteers are available, we offer yard work and snow removal services to those who qualify. Often elderly and/or disabled individuals have a difficult time keeping up with their yard work and snow removal. When they don't have family, friends or neighbors who are able and if they don't have the means to pay for service, they can qualify for help through Love INC.

Yard work and snow removal are great individual and group serving opportunities. They can be one-time events or develop into an ongoing relationship.

If you're interested in volunteering in this capacity, let us know! Fill out our volunteer form on our website or call 319-266-1264.
Five years ago we partnered one of our faithful volunteers with a grateful and joy-filled elderly woman in our community who was in need of support. At that time she was 78 years old and doing everything in her ability to remain in the house she had owned for 38 years. Eventually the yard work and snow removal became too difficult for her. She wasn't able to rely on her family, so she turned to Love INC.

We paired her with a willing volunteer, Jim. Nearly every week, since March 2011, Jim faithfully makes the trip from his home in Cedar Falls to her home in the outskirts of Waterloo to take care of her yard and shovel her snow.

The sacrifice and grace shown by Jim and his wife, Dianne, paired with the joy and gratitude shown by this elderly woman is developing a beautiful bond between them. We called her this week to see how she was doing. She couldn't help but gush about how big a blessing Jim is to her. She says, "He's a beautiful person - he and his wife, Dianne - I'm forever grateful for them and for Love INC!

We are currently in need of a lawn mower for this client. Jim says the current mower is on it's last legs and they would be extremely grateful for a donation in good working condition. If you have one you'd like to donate, contact Love INC - or 319-266-1264.

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