Story of Hope

Iris’s Story

Iris worked at a restaurant that closed due to Covid. Knowing that her unemployment would run out, she started a small home business to replace her income. She had a 2-year-old son she needed to stay home with because the day care kept closing for Covid. She called Love INC when she was 2 months behind in her rent. Her landlord wanted to work with her and not evict her because she was a good tenant. Iris had saved one month but needed to pay both at the same time. She knew she had enough work to pay her rent after she was caught up. Along with the grant from the Cleveland Foundation, Love INC was able to pay $700 for the one month rent. Iris wrote the following thank you note to Love INC: “Thank you for helping my family with paying our rent. This has lifted my spirits. The last two years have been challenging for everyone and it’s good to know that we all our doing what we can to help each other make it through. Thank you again and God Bless!”

*Names and identifying information was changed to protect the privacy of individuals.

Our Purpose

Love In the Name of Christ of Cuyahoga County is a Christian ministry that links partner churches, volunteers, and community partners to bring about transformation in the lives of our neighbors in need. More than a hand-out, We offer a hand-up!

The focus of our Life Skills classes is to provide individuals support, learning opportunities and accountability through mentor relationships that instill dignity, help them see their own value and give them hope.

Love INC is designed as a network of pastors and churches that work together to meet critical needs. United in purpose, resources and volunteers are shared to better serve our community.

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“The church must be the hope of the world”

- Virgil Gulker, Founder of Love INC


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