Stories of Impact

Linda and Stephen’s Story

Linda called Love INC asking for diapers for her 3 year old son. Married with four children, her husband Stephen started a new job out of town. However between the gas cost and lack of hours as promised, it was creating more problems than it solved.

They were able to get enough food from food stamps and with the help of local food pantries, but they had fallen so far behind on paying their gas bill that it had been turned off. On top of that, the family had run out of shampoo and had been using laundry detergent to wash their hair.

Through Love INC, various churches contributed items that Linda and her family needed – diapers, wipes and shampoo, as well as another church with a connection to a local business who was hiring. Stephen went right over with his resume’ and applied for the job. Two weeks later he was hired, and began working full-time at a decent wage job, in the same town where they lived.

A month later, Linda called Love INC to say how much they appreciated the help and that she hoped that she could pay us back by volunteering with us sometime soon!