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Note from ED-Summer2022

A Note from the Executive Director

Josh Bytwerk; Summer 2022

An investment in Love in Action is many things:

Food available every day for those in the Tri-Cities that need it

Rental & utility assistance for those affected by the increased cost of living

A volunteer network of over 300 people each month committed to making a difference

A sheltered housing community that surrounds each person with love and compassion

A health clinic available every week to provide a compassionate response for the underinsured

Love in Action’s services have grown to wrap around the many needs that local families and individuals face. With thirty-five supporting churches, dozens of partnering corporations and organizations, and hundreds of caring individuals, LIA is growing into a culture of people caring for each other from one end of our community to the other.

Debbie’s story highlights the many components required for success. Friendships that began forming at an LIA food distribution turned into more than just food provision. A community was formed around Debbie which resulted in her joining EmpowerU’s Financial Fitness class and experiencing financial freedom. Perhaps even more central to her needs, Debbie now celebrates holidays with these same people. Her ability to build relationships has been a key component to her success.

When we combine needed resources like food with information and learning resources we affect minds and bodies. When these things are done in a community where real friendships are formed, our hearts are blessed as well. Community is where real change occurs. At Love in Action we believe all of us can be transformed and this transformation happens best in community and through relationships.

Recently the number of our neighbors contacting Love in Action has again spiked—a 30% increase in May alone. Please consider giving this summer, a time when generosity often decreases. Even small amounts are crucial as every bit counts. The difference you make here is measured in real lives that are blessed and changed forever!

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Donation Impact

  • ♥ $25 one month of Backpack Blessings
  • ♥ $48 each night at Hope House and Harbor Hall including food and classes
  • ♥ $50 weekly cost of case management per person
  • ♥ $167 cost per patient visit at the clinic
  • ♥ $200 one week worth of groceries
  • ♥ $270 average cost of utility assistance
  • ♥ $1150 average cost of rental support

Love in Action is a non-profit ministry organized as a 501c3 in the State of Michigan.