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Love INC Impact Stories

Building a Fence

Posted by Erin Tink on

This month we got an opportunity to provide a safer environment for a child with special needs in our community.

We were contacted by a family with four children (ages 12, 9, 4 and 1) who recently moved to Waterloo. Their 9 year old has a brain injury and he functions at a 3-4 year old level. The parents are married, have full-time jobs, and own a home, but they bring home limited income. In order to create a safe backyard environment that would give their son a safe place to grow and explore they needed to enclose their backyard fence and the expense was too much.

They had exhausted all other programs and agencies before calling Love INC. One of our partner churches jumped at this opportunity by providing materials and digging the holes necessary for the remaining posts. After learning that the couple was capable of doing part of the work, they left some of the materials and tasks behind for the family to complete it on their own. Although it could appear contrary, this is truly a gift of independence, ownership and dignity.

The fence is now complete and the family is incredibly grateful for the support they received from the local Church.

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