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Love INC Impact Stories

Relieving Financial Stress

Posted by Kelly Voss on

“Renae” has been working to create a more stable life for herself. She recently had surgery and could not work while she recovered. She had some money saved away, but her bills quickly used it up while she didn't have an income. In general, Renae's budget tends to be a bit tighter...

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Sleeping Better at Night

Posted by Kelly Voss on

“Johanna” and her partner “John” recently moved into a new place and are working to create a life that is healthy and stable. They welcomed a new baby to the family and are busy taking care of their children. Earlier this year, Johanna had a foot surgery that is not...

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Withstanding the Heat

Posted by Kelly Voss on

“Tori” is excited for a new beginning in the Cedar Valley after going through some recent struggles. She has suffered abuse from family in the past and recently fled the situation to provide a safer environment for her and her child. Tori originally went to an extended stay motel...

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Easing the Burden

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“Tina” is a recent widow and single mom who has not been able to work because of COVID-19. She has severe underlying health conditions that have left her and her kids alone and isolated throughout the pandemic. Tina is constantly working to be the mom her kids need and to provide a...

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Drained and Anxious

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“Ali” is the sole caregiver to his stepmother and is trying to get her home put back together after his father passed away. He grew up in the area but moved to another city 10 years ago. He returned recently to care for his father and stepmother, temporarily leaving behind his wife...

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Struggling to Pay for Diapers

Posted by Kelly Voss on

"Bryce" is a young father doing his best to get his life back on track after being released from prison. He had been associating with the wrong crowd and made some bad choices, but knew his time in prison was a "wake up call" and he would need to do better in the future. After being released, he...

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Tags: diapers, bryce, first united methodist, baby essentials

Getting His Life Back Again

Posted by Kelly Voss on

"Mac" is a senior citizen who has always worked hard to provide for himself and his family. He was hesitant to ask for help but had been referred by a "Good Samaritan" because his vehicle was in need of new tires and he did not have the funds to buy them. Mac moved to Iowa to accept a position...

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Christmas After a Difficult Year

Posted by Kelly Voss on

"Amelia" is a single mom working hard to make ends meet. She is raising her teenage children on her own but has been discouraged that the housing she can afford is in an area that she described as "becoming unsafe." Her fears about her neighborhood proved true when someone set an intentional...

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Worried About Christmas

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“LaTisha” is a teen mom of a sweet little girl and is due to have her second child in the spring. Due to complications with the pregnancy, LaTisha was put on full-time bed rest until her baby is born. She had been working prior to her doctor deeming her pregnancy...

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Help Despite Language Barrier

Posted by Kelly Voss on

"Emily", an African refugee, was referred to Love INC by another local agency after being released from the hospital. She was a victim of domestic violence and suffered severe injuries from a brutal attack. As a non-English speaking client, Love INC worked hard, along with the help of other...

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