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Love In the Name of Christ of Brevard

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Causes: Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: Our mission is to "mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ." Love INC takes churches across denominational lines to meet the multi-faceted needs of people facing poverty. Love INC equips our clients with help that has lasting impact. While agencies, charities and government can provide a safety net to help those in need, its the love, hope and the transformational difference that Love In the Name of Christ brings to people facing hardship.. We look for the time when the Church will rise up and follow the teachings of Jesus and stand against community woes such as the working poor and other forms of poverty, human trafficking and victimization, and respond together saying, "Not on our watch. We will face these problems together!"

Results: Founded in 1977, Love INC has over 135 affiliates nationwide and one international affiliate in Nairobi, Kenya. Our local affiliate, Love INC of Brevard, is a non-profit partnership of 49 Churches, 35 community organizations, 20 businesses and 1,300 volunteers in Brevard purposed to help people break the cycle of need. receive referrals through our client call center where we assess a client's needs, complete an intake, make an action plan, and partner with clients throughout their time with our ministry. We have a calling to value and serve the needy, walking side by side in dignity and respect, providing the tools to making a lasting impact through assistance and accountability.

Target demographics: people facing financial hardship

Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2016, in our 4th quarter alone, we received 393 client calls, 116 church referrals and 22 agency referrals. Through our ministry, 593 of our adult's needs were met, 383 of of our children's needs were met, with only 12 needs unmet. Love INC has 67 volunteers who served 3060 hours, 101 church volunteers who served 514 hours.

Geographic areas served: Brevard County

Programs: Through our Gap Ministry, clients are offered help with needed home repairs and auto repairs. We offer the Village Thrift voucher program with our ministry thrift store, providing an 80% discount on all furniture, appliances, clothing, housewares, etc. Clients can also receive Personal Care Pantry vouchers, providing family-sized hygiene products for only 25 cents an item. The main takeaway here is that the Gap ministry program helping to ease the burden of financial hardship while preserving a person's dignity. Our clients choose the furniture they want for their home, the type of decor they like. The brand of hygiene products their family uses, unlike some helping agencies who provide help without any freedom of choice. In addition, our clients take responsibility for a portion of their purchases, so they can take ownership over their purchases. The aim of our Transformational Ministry is to provide clients the tools one needs for independent living. These tools or basic like skills include: budget mentoring, career building, home maintenance repairs, navigating Medicaid and Medicare and other health insurance, basic computer skills, Bible studies, and more. When you receive services through Love INC, the tools you receive here will have a lasting impact that makes a transformational difference.

Community Stories

60 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering with Love INC of Brevard for 5 years and it gets better every year. You cannot find a better group of people more invested in their community and desiring to see personal growth in our clients.

John N.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the goal of Love INC of Brevard. It's an organization that gives a Hands-UP not a hand-out to people-in-need in the community. They build long term personal relationships with the people they help and offer them much more than help with physical needs. They also offer help with spiritual needs -- an introduction and/or maintenance of a strong relationship with Jesus Christ. This helps people know they are loved and accepted which gives them hope for the future.

Donor

Rating: 5

Always trying to touch lives and lift the community to a higher level of life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer my time to Love INC because they value the people whom they serve. Through relationships they seek to serve the whole person, not just symptoms. They bring hope to people's lives where there has been frustration and loss.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) for 4+ years. During this time I have seen a strong growth in the number of clients receiving transformative and life affirming assistance through partnership with local churches. I have been impressed with the manner in which Love INC cares for the clients; not as a case number, but as individuals and families in the midst of hardship. As a volunteer, through the relationships I create and the skills I posses, I am able to make a positive difference in others lives.

Sandra H.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Prayer is the foundation of LoveINC. The staff and volunteers gather daily to pray for clients, churches and each other. It is rare to find an organization that exemplifies the example of Christ in transforming lives. It was a privilege to volunteer for a short time and see the beautiful people who volunteer and witness the love and respect given to clients.

Donor

Rating: 5

They help local people and teach us all how to follow Jesus in our daily lives.

Donor

Rating: 5

Highly trained volunteers and run by the best executive director ever!

Donor

Rating: 5

Love Inc is a wonderful organization designed to help people get back on their feet.
What I love the most is that they don't give a handout to people but rather a hand up!!
They treat people with dignity and offer them training and love and encouragement.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Love INC. and have had the pleasure of meeting many of the people they have helped. They do an excellent job at mobilizing churches, other non for profits and the local business community to come together and support the various needs of the struggling in our county. In addition to meeting the immediate physical needs of the individual or family, they assist them in getting resources that will enable them to be self sufficient in the future. Whether it be counselling services, job and budget mentoring, or any other area that may prove to undermine the person's future success. It is a great nonprofit!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They truly care and are Christ driven to help the best possible way.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love INC not only helps people in need, but they help them learn to help themselves and help them transform their lives.

Diane B.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful, well run nonprofit that does great work helping local families who have fallen on tough times. I found out about them through our church, Trinity Wellsprings in Satellite Beach and through visiting their Thrift Store, one of the nicest and well organized stores I have ever visited. Their offerings are in excellent condition and very affordably priced. Shopping and donating there is a pleasure while knowing what a difference the profits make in our community.

2 Jeff J.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I fell in love with Love INC because they believe in "teaching people to fish" not just giving them a handout. They address the root of the problem and guide their clients, helping them learn to help themselves.
As one of their business partners I donate my time and services to prepare houses for painting. To help boost the clients spirits.
I believe as does Love Inc., that you must address individuals physical needs and love them before you gain their trust and address their spiritual needs. Also I have hired Love Inc clients to work in my business which helped the family to get out of a bad situation and benefitted my business.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Pastor of a small church, LoveINC has been truly a blessing in helping us to help those in need. They have access to so many services and work with the people step by step, to not just meet the immediate need, but to guide them into Transitional Change for the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Come on down to village thrift and love inc. Best prices in town. Sweet john and sweet candy are so godly best manager ever words cant describe how great they are. Best place to volunteer words cant describe how great this place is

Michael P.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Judy If you want to volunteer at love Inc or village thrift that full of the holy spirit you found the right place. Best place in Brevard

John P M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best place to volunteer started as a client. Love Inc and Village Thrift help me grow i was weak and lost and they showed me the way to get saved and baptize.It been a year now got a position selling ebay also still help in the thrift store from running the cash register answering the phone there are several position to chose from. Best place to volunteer in brevard or any place in the world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been volunteering with Love INC for the past 4 months and continue to be truly blessed to be part of this amazing organization. The people I serve with are kind, compassionate, prayerful, and caring. While giving money to those in need can be extremely beneficial, Love INC’s mission to help people become self sufficient/self sustaining is a life changer for the recipient, and consequently to the community. That is what Love INC does with the true love and dignity of Christ.

violetmello

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Christ commanded His Church to be His hands and feet - showing the love of Jesus through ministering to people's needs is the basis of all that we do at Love INC. Our purpose is to give a hand-up, not a hand-out - to teach our community to fish instead of simply giving them fish. Volunteer opportunities abound, and one doesn't have to feel locked into a position they don't enjoy - if one doesn't love what one does at Love INC, one can be moved around until one finds the type of ministry within Love INC that brings one joy. It is a wonderful place to volunteer and to donate - whether it's money or used items to our thrift store, Village Thrift. Inquire today and learn more about Love INC and how YOU can be a part of it!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It all goes back to showing the love of Christ by being his hands and feet. Love INC strives to empower people to lift themselves out of their situations through hand-ups, not hand-outs. Love INC is always looking for new ways to reach out to their clients to meet their needs or help them meet their needs. It is a wonderful place to volunteer and to donate - whether it's money or used items to their thrift store, Village Thrift. Inquire today and learn more about Love INC and how YOU can be a part of it!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I first volunteered with Love Inc I was uncomfortable with the evangelical nature of their ministry as I had not been exposed to that type of worship. I have since become a devoted volunteer who respects the devotion and sacrifice that encompasses this ministry. I love being a mentor and hope that somehow I can transform a life