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Love INC Impact Stories

Faithful Yard Work

Posted by Erin Tink on

Five years ago we partnered one of our faithful volunteers with a grateful and joy-filled elderly woman in our community who was in need of support. At that time she was 78 years old and doing everything in her ability to remain in the house she had owned for 38 years. Eventually the yard work and snow removal became too difficult for her. She wasn't able to rely on her family, so she turned to Love INC.

We paired her with a willing volunteer, Jim. Nearly every week, since March 2011, Jim faithfully makes the trip from his home in Cedar Falls to her home in the outskirts of Waterloo to take care of her yard and shovel her snow.

The sacrifice and grace shown by Jim and his wife, Dianne, paired with the joy and gratitude shown by this elderly woman is developing a beautiful bond between them. We called her this week to see how she was doing. She couldn't help but gush about how big a blessing Jim is to her. She says, "He's a beautiful person - he and his wife, Dianne - I'm forever grateful for them and for Love INC!

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