Love INC-Heartland is a neighbor-helping-neighbor organization, leveraging a network of over thirty local churches to efficiently meet a spectrum of needs such as clothing, furniture, bedding, baby care, back-to-school supplies, holiday gifts and more.
Love INC’s impact is widespread:
For people in need:
Neighbors in need are referred to Love INC from schools, churches, police, word of mouth, or stopping into one of our two thrift stores. Love INC staff or volunteers listen to the caller compassionately, offer suggestions and refer them to available resources.
When appropriate, neighbors are encouraged to enroll in our transformational ministry classes called Fresh Start. Our proven programs help people move beyond their struggles toward self-sufficiency. We don’t just give a person a fish, we don’t just teach people how to fish; instead, we help them understand they have the capability of being excellent fishermen!
People enrolled in our Fresh Start program gain skills to better equip them to pay down debt, increase their wages, restore marriages, and see their children do better in school. With instruction, mentoring and sustained encouragement, the program helps people flourish and gain traction to move toward life-changing goals.
It is difficult for churches to know how to respond when people come to them seeking
help. Through a thoughtful intake process, Love INC works with people in need and investigates to validate that the need is true. If the right help is not available from an existing agency, our network of churches steps up with “gap ministries”. As the central hub, the clearinghouse, Love INC makes this process more efficient and targeted to the best solution and creates a special synergy where churches can do more collectively than they could individually. This is the body of Christ in action!
Volunteers from the churches receive a lot in return; many report how moved they
were to give a child his first bed. Neighbors tell us they are overwhelmed by the love
and care that they received through our volunteers
When individual lives are transformed, so are communities. As a local faith-based organization, we believe in the power of prayer and communities of faith to impact the towns and neighborhoods around them for good.
Communities We Serve
Delano Evangelical Free
Delano United Methodist
Light of Christ
Maple Plain Community
Montrose United Methodist
Our Fathers Lutheran
Seventh Day Adventist
St. Johns Lutheran
St Maximilian Kolbe (St. Peter & St. Joseph)
St Pauls Lutheran
St Pauls United Church of Christ
Saints Peter & Paul
Village Evangelical Free
Watertown Evalgelical Free
Board / Leadership
Board of Directors
- Gary Diers – Chair
- Anne Bateman – Vice Chair
- Mary Neff – Treasurer
- Yvette Jaszazk – Secretary
- Steve White
- Christina Koppes
- Doug Stewart – Contact