Love INC ("Love in the Name of Christ") is a national organization with over 130 affiliates in 30 states committed to helping the poor and disadvantaged in communities around the country. This is done by combining the efforts of many local churches to address more effectively the specific needs in their localities. Much of the outreach involves supporting families in need of financial assistance for basic housing and utilities. St. Paul’s is one of Love INC’s supporting churches. A portion of the Christmas Emergency Fund is used throughout the year to fulfill requests that come into Love INC for financial assistance. All requests are screened by Love INC, and money is sent directly to landlords, utility companies, etc.
Volunteers are welcome in the work of Love INC, for a wide range of work including answering phones in the office, doing skilled labor for those in need, serving as a board member, helping with special events, and so on. For more information about Love INC, click here. For information about volunteer opportunities, call Akron's Love INC affiliate directly at (330) 762-1200.