Life’s complicated,

but you’re not alone.

Love's the answer.

Life’s complicated,

but you’re not alone.

Love's the answer.

Life’s complicated,

but you’re not alone.

Love's the answer.

We love people forward…

There’s not a simple solution to poverty. Every person faces different challenges. Some people need information while others need assistance but most of the time they need both. Having all the puzzle pieces isn’t enough if you don’t know what the finished jigsaw puzzle looks like.

A caring relationship becomes a bridge between today’s difficulties and tomorrow’s successes. Encouragement and love are what people need as well as practical information and resources.

Love is the answer. At Love INC, Columbia volunteers and staff lovingly help anyone in need. Sometimes we provide resources, other times we provide counsel, but always in the name of Christ.

Three More Wise Men

This is a story about three men who reached out to help and be helped. All came from different financial and educational backgrounds. Love INC’s Extra Mile program provides financial wisdom and friendships, which are even more valuable. Read the rest of the story here.

KOMU Helps Spread the Word About Love INC & The Love Seat!

KOMU recently shared how Love INC and the Love Seat are helping our neighbors in need and what your furniture donations mean to people in transition in Columbia.

You Can Help Panhandlers!

Every day we see people in need and often don’t help because we don’t know what to do. God’s call to love one another doesn’t stop when we don’t have an answer. God usually uses many people to change lives for the better. Ever feel awkward when someone asks for help? Don’t worry about what you can’t do – just do what you can do.

Next time you see someone in need, consider these suggestions:

Pray   Ask God for direction in each circumstance.

Inform   Columbia has many resources for the needy.

Engage  Friendliness gives dignity to those feeling isolated.

Respect   Treat everyone as a person created in God’s image.

Consider   Give a sandwich, bus ticket, or gasoline as an alternative to cash.

Exercise Caution   Stay in public places with others in sight.

Donate to organizations focused on caring for those in need.