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Love of Vietnam Expressed

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Food, Food Programs, Home Improvement & Repairs, Homeless & Housing, International, International Relief, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Love Of Vietnam Expressed, Inc. (L.O.V.E.) , is a Christian inter-denominational social service/relief mission.  We connect needy children, families, and university students to sponsors; provide educational, nutritional, and medical assistance; provide disaster relief; and assist other missions groups to serve our area, including medical and dental teams.

Programs: Sponsors provide school scholarships and other needs to keep poor children in school (school is not free in Vietnam). Sponsors also meet other necessary needs, including nutrition and adequate shelter, as well as correspond regularly with the children.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Đoan

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had several chances to join with L.O.V.E in their medical and humanitarian missions as a volunteer. I love the way how L.O.V.E staff help transform the poor and needy children's lives; they're so caring and compassionate. L.O.V.E's work is greatly benificial for the poor. I'm thankful to be able to be with them.

1 Thao Linh T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to work with LOVE as a volunteer. I feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity to contribute a work for LOVE. In LOVE, we serve poor children, the difficult families to keep kids in school, and release the parents's burden. I found my life more meaningful and more helpful thanks to the work at LOVE. Here, I see the enthusiastic, caring and loving staff. May God keep blessing this nonprofit organization. Amen

1 Thơ T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a final year student of College of foreign languages- Danang University. And now I am working here as volunteer. I find the L.O.V.E useful and meaningful. First, LOVE is an organization which helps the poor students as well the poor children to continue their study. Second, as a volunteer, LOVE helps me a lots. I can improve my English. At LOVE office, I translate the letter from English into Vietnamese and else. I am so thankful to LOVE. I wish I will get a chance to work here in future.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Hello, my name is Tho. I'm a student of Da Nang college of Foreign languages. Now I am living in a student house supported by L.O.V.E (Love Of Vietnam Expressed). I find their work very helpful for poor children and needy students. They always care for us, for example asking us about our shortage and accommodation. They often visit us and encourage us in studying. Monthly, when we come to get help, we are always welcome. On behalf of the sponsored students, I want to say “thank you very much” for all what they do for us. I hope L.O.V.E’s work will develop more and more.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I first discovered L.O.V.E. in 2007 when I was looking for a way to become involved with the people of Vietnam. While surfing the internet, I came upon L.O.V.E.'s website and found it was just what I was looking for. L.O.V.E. not only pays school fees and buys uniforms and school materials for children from poor families but also helps make sure they have enough to eat. Frequently, sponsorships include the whole family. L.O.V.E. also sponsors visits by medical personnel and free medical care to poor areas and villages. I chose to sponsor a boy who was in high school. We were able to write back and forth every month, and the staff at L.O.V.E. sent copies of the original letters plus translations. Soon I decided to sponsor the family. The father had passed away many years ago, and the mother had worked hard selling produce in the market place to support her three sons and young daughter. Over the years, we became close through letters, and I learned to love my adopted family. Last year I came to Vietnam as a teacher. I have met all the L.O.V.E staff and they are wonderful dedicated Vietnamese young adults (except for the director, who is American with a Vietnamese wife). Now I can spend time with my adopted family also. A little money goes a lot farther here. The mother has used the money I have sent over the years wisely with help and guidance from L.O.V.E. The family now has a new large kitchen and inside toilet where before they were cooking outside over an open fire. All three boys are working now and my "niece" just got married. L.O.V.E. gave them the step up that they needed. The staff at L.O.V.E. have been extremely helpful in translating and in helping more and more children and poor families to achieve a better life. I would urge you to support L.O.V.E. and become involved in giving some family or child a better life.

Donor

Rating: 5

Excellent non profit organization.I had a chance to visit Da Nang and L.O.V.E. in March 2012 and was touched to see the work of L.O.V.E. to help alot of nedded families,college students and communitues around DaNang.

Lien T.

Volunteer

Rating: 3

I volunteered for L.O.V.E for about 2 1/2 weeks and I had a blessed time doing so. The staff workers there welcomed & helped me in any way possible and were really friendly people. I mainly translated letters of children that wrote to their sponsors from Vietnamese to English and also helped in organizing school books and uniforms that were then given out to children. Overall I was truly blessed to have an opportunity to work with L.O.V.E and to also experience how much this organization showed the love of Christ in helping those in need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had an extraordinary opportunity to serve with L.O.V.E, a social relief organization for three weeks this summer. The staff at L.O.V.E truly lives up to its mission: lifting impoverished people out of seemingly hopeless situations through education and on-going relationships from sponsors and staff. I am currently supporting three children through L.O.V.E and had the opportunity to visit them and their family. It was such a memorable experience that I will cherished for the rest of my life. Thank you for the staff at L.O.V.E for their friendship and allowing me to established life-long relationships with my sponsored children. I look forward on partnering with L.O.V.E and raising awareness for this great non-profit organization!

Drew T.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization is very close to my heart as it was started by my grandfather. The work they are doing for the children and families in Vietnam is life changing for the recipients. I was able to visit on a missions trip for two weeks a few years ago and it had a great impact on me. Once you see the conditions that they have to live in, you can't help but feel moved to assist them. I look forward to working with LOVE for many years to come, and cannot wait until I am able to get back over there in person.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Having visited Vietnam and seeing the great needs there, I looked for a reputable charity supporting children. I love L.O.V.E. What a fantastic job they do. I support two children and regularly hear from them and write to them. I receive photos and a lovely newsletter. There is a sense of being part of a family. There never is enough money to do all that they would like to do to help the poor in Vietnam, the needs are great. Having said that they do a great job with the resources they have and are very trustworthy. I feel L.O.V.E. are making a difference in the lives of so many children and families.

1 Bao T.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have sponsored a couple of children (one is in middle school and one is just done with high school) through LOVE of Vietnam Expressed (L.O.V.E) for the past two to three years. L.O.V.E have been very good at keeping me in contact with my sponsored children by translating and forwarding letters between us. They also very effective at communicate the needs of the children to me. One time, one of my sponsored children got really worry about school because he was sick for 2-3 weeks. He was behind in school and was very sad and worry that he would not finish. L.O.V.E asked me to talk to that child via Skype in L.O.V.E office to encourage him that it would be okay. Both the child and I were very touch by that. I talked to him via Skype for more than an hour. I believed that helped him to get much less worry. He is doing great now and is preparing for Also, L.O.V.E sends me regular e-mail to give update about their other activities helping out children in Danang area. It's nice to see they are doing so many things for children there. I hope they will get more donor and volunteer to help sustain their program.

Donor

Rating: 5

We have been donating to LOVE for 4 years now and are VERY happy with the results of our giving. They are a fantastic organization to work with and are professional in every way. Our onlt regret is that we don't have more funds to donate to this worthy cause.Jay & Sandra Marion

1 Dave18

Donor

Rating: 5

Love of Vietnam for me is a non-sequetor since I am also a Purple Heart NAMVET. But the horror of poverty in a country rich in abundant natural resources is the story of Reggie Coward, its director who has devoted his life's work to reaching the poor near DaNang with the simple blessings of school and basic essentials for children disadvantaged by a war many years prior to the child's birth leaving families with very low income and children without the possibility of school and clothing were it not for him. Take a look yourself for how you may reach out to help. His cause is just; his kids are truly needy and he is there with his Vietnamese wife to help them in the name of Christ.

LOVE Inc

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with this mission since its inception, and now also serve on its Board (also as a volunteer). I have seen so many lives touched and improved, where there was no hope. Children receive an education, families receive assistance and hope, the sick and injured receive medical assistance, children from poor families receive free dental care . . . more than I ever would have expected when we started, but our supporters and sponsors, from all over the world, have been amazing. I thank God for the opportunity to serve in this capacity. Join us and make a real difference in the lives of children and families.

Mark42

Donor

Rating: 5

I sponsor a girl through Love of Vietnam Expressed. This organisation helps me in everyway to connect and support the child. I write and receive letters each month from the child. L.O.V.E ensures that children and families have the basics like food, housing and education. When I visited Vietnam and my sponsored child L.O.V.E went out of their way to introduce me to the family and take them on a day trip. This was a very rewarding experience for everyone involved. I hope to return to Vietnam and volunteer to help this or organsition carry out the wonderful work that they do.