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Evangelicals For Social Action Fresno Incorporated

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  • EIN 94-2847463
  • (559) 244-0105
  • 1300 East Shaw Avenue Fresno CA 93710 USA

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Christianity, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Human Services, Personal Social Services, Religion

Mission: To mobilize christian churches to transform lives and neighborhoods in the name of christ.

Programs: Loving our neighbor - this program helps people become missionaries on their own streets by praying caring and sharing with their neighbors.

community coalitions - e. S. A. Has developed over forty coalitions addressing specific needs, such as disability ministries, missions network and others. Esa staff convenes the citybuilders roundtable, a group of christian, non-profit leaders who meet to discuss best practices and to assist one another through networking and training resources. Community coalitions is vital to both accomplish our mission and to improve our community.

love in the name of christ. This program acts as a clearing house and organizing churches in the fresno area to meet the emergency needs of hundreds of people due to economic conditions.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is only one of two organizations in California that has a Certified Volunteer Administrator who leads the Clearinghouse. The volunteers are Christians who attend a church here locally and want to share the love of Christ with others who are in need either physically, emotionally, and/or mentally. They truly care about each individual and will spend whatever time is necessary to make sure that not only is the physical need met but also the emotional and spiritual needs as well. Each volunteer gives three hours, one to two times a week "loving their neighbors as themselves" connecting people with churches or agencies that can help. They love what they do and they love being able to show the love of Christ to each individual that calls in. If people have trouble getting thru on the line, it is usually due to the time the volunteers invest in each person they talk with or to the lack of volunteers that have offered to serve. Each call is important to them so they spend the time needed to not just meet the obvious need but the underlying need as well. I would love to see them get at least 5 volunteers for each shift but that would mean that they would need one volunteer for every 10th church (there are over 500 churches in Fresno and Clovis). I volunteered in the Clearinghouse and it blessed me to be able to help others and show them Christ's love. It took me stepping out of what is comfortable but it grew me in more ways than I expected. I would highly recommend volunteering here.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

ESA/Love INC. is making an incredible difference in our community during these difficult economic times. ESA/Love INC. is standing in gap for many needy folks in our community connecting them to resources inside and outside of the church. One of the biggest challenges is trying to figure out how to respond the growing amount of needs in our community which results in the need for more volunteers and financial resources.

I have had the privilege of serving on the Board of Directors since 2004. Over that time, I have learned so much about God's heart for the poor and am thrilled by how God has used ESA/Love Inc. in our community to mobilize churches to network together across denominational lines to serve those in need. Love INC has been a great resource to our church in helping us understand our responsibility to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Matt Cook

Board Chair - ESA/Love INC

Executive Pastor - Campus Bible Church, Fresno

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

ESA/Love INC helps people regardless of their religious background. Their goal is to connect clients to a helping church who can come alongside them and enfold them into their congregation. Marvin Olasky author and publisher of World Magazine wrote in his book 'Tragedy of American Compassion’ There are three things the poor need 1. Affiliation/belonging to a caring group of people. 2. Bonding/ having a few close caring people in their lives. 3. Categorization/food, clothing, shelter, money. ESA mobilizes the church to do that. The church is the largest company in our city, with branch offices in almost every neighborhood, where the poor can go to get the basics of life.

Review from Guidestar


Rating: 5

I have watched and donated ESA/Love INC as they have done the outstanding work of mobilizing churches, faith based organizations and individuals to touch lives. I highly recommend giving them a call and investing in this vital work.

Review from Guidestar