Loving Our Neighbors in Ways They Can Hear
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SERVED!
We loved seeing your comments on social media and hearing that LoveLoud is one of your favorite events/days of the year! So many of you (over 500!) sacrificed a good chunk of your Saturday to spend it serving others in the name of Jesus. Volunteers of every age were serving, from the youngest to the oldest. It was so encouraging to see families serve together and our middle school, high school and college students getting involved.
The 30+ projects varied in size and scope but they all had this in common: your efforts blessed the people and organizations you served. Your time and presence mattered! Your kind words, smiles, and handshakes warmed hearts and told others that they are important--more important than football, errands, and Saturday chores. So thank you! Thank you for loving our neighbors in ways they can hear!
"Let us know lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary." - Galatians 6:9, NASB
Scroll down to watch the recap video, see where all we were serving, and view some of the photos you sent us!
Richland County Sherriff's Department - Provided lunch to up to 70 officers
City of Columbia Police Department - Provided lunch to up to 60 officers
Columbia Fire Department & Richland County EMS - Provided lunch to up to 140 fire fighters and EMS workers
Forest Acres Police Department - Provided lunch to up to 15 officers
Operation Homefront - Assisted retired Drill Sergeant (terminally ill wife and 2 small children) with yard work
Shandon homebound member - assisted with house cleaning
Hand Middle School - Painted
Dreher High School - Planted and trimmed bushes
Bradley Elementary School - Hosted a block party for families
Heartworks/Jubilee Academy - Cleaned classrooms, painting
Richland County Public Library, Southeast Branch - Sorted & organized books
Department of Juvenile Justice - Landscaping
Harvest Hope Food Bank - Sorted donations
Ronald McDonald House - Helped move in to their new location
Daybreak Ministries (Crisis Pregnancy Center) - Assisted with moving and putting together furniture, cleaning & organizing
Happy Wheels - Wrote thank you notes and collected infant toys
School Time Ministries - Assisted with a mass mailing
Suburban Church - Provided construction assistance
Zerephath Ministries - Provided construction assistance
Oliver Gospel Mission - Assisted with Thrift Store
SisterCare - Cleanup and organized donations
Palmetto Place Children's Shelter - Landscaping and activities with kids
Ezekiel Ministries - urban garden project
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES
Caroline Gardens, Lexington & West Columbia locations - Visited with residents, played games/crafts
Agape House - Visited with residents, flower bed clean-up, baked cupcakes for residents & families
Atria Retirement Home - Visited with residents, played games/crafts, sorted books