Next distribution event – Saturday, Nov 4 – 8:30AM
Our next Loads of Love distribution event is Saturday November 4 starting at 8:30AM. Distribution continues until all of our items have been distributed (usually before 10AM.)
On Sunday, October 29, we have a service opportunity to help move Loads of Love items from storage to the event space after worship.
Thank you volunteering and signing-up using this simple form (just provide your name and contact email) or contact Kathy C or Paula F to let them know you plan to help. A listing of signed up volunteers is at the bottom of this page.
“Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13
Notes from our distribution event on Saturday, July 15.
As the first members of the Men’s Ministry arrived on July 15, 2023 around 6:30am, there were already several individuals in line to receive a Loads of Love sack. And the line continued for the next 3 hours.
We served 157 families representing 701 individuals reaching people beyond our local zip codes, including into Iowa and outstate Nebraska. Most heard about the event from friends or family or Facebook. Even when we may not speak the same language, the the recipients’ appreciation was frequently expressed and easily understood.
Thank you to the over 25 volunteers that gave their time and came out to help. It’s the largest number of helpers we have had at an event!
“Loads of Love” Laundry and Paper Goods Ministry
This program was started in 2019 to distribute items typically not available in food pantries to those in need. We provide laundry soap, toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste and toothbrushes, soap, shampoo/conditioner and deodorant to as many households as we can with each event. The need for these items continues to be great within our community.
This ministry is successful because of significant support by the members of Lord of Love. We thank everyone who has donated money, supplies, or time for this program.
How can you help?
Volunteer to assist with the donation event or donate products or money so we can buy the products. Bring a donation of any needed products any Sunday and place it in the donation boxes available in the church narthex. Financial gifts in support of the Loads of Love mission program are always appreciated to help us purchase items in bulk. Just designate Loads of Love in the memo line of your check or select Loads of Love in our mobile giving app or through our online giving page.
Donation focus by month:
October – Diapers. Diapers are always a very popular item at distribution events and the sizes 4,5, and 6 are most the requested are sizes. Any brand or type of diapers are accepted.
September – Laundry Soap
August – Bar Soap
July – Shampoo/Conditioner – Any brand of shampoo, conditioner or shampoo/conditioner are accepted.
June – Deodorant – Any brand of deodorant is accepted.
May – Toothbrush/Toothpaste – Any brand of toothpaste is needed.
April – Toilet Paper – Any brand of toilet paper (ideally packages of 8 or more rolls).
March – Paper Towels – Any brand of paper towels is needed.
February – Diapers – Any brand and any size. Most requested sizes are 3 and 4.
Donation Event History
July 2023 – Served 157 families representing 701 individuals. Over 25 volunteers helped with the distribution event.
April 2023 – Served 154 families representing 731 individuals.
November 2022 – Provided items to 205 families (976 individuals)
July 2022 – Served 207 families, consisting of 880 individuals with the gracious help of 20+ volunteers!
March 2022 – Provided items to 150 families representing 689 individuals.
November 2021 – Volunteers filled bags on October 30. Experienced an overwhelming level of need. 200 bags of goods were distributed plus many additional bundles of diapers and wipes.
June 2021 – 196 bags distributed helping meet the needs of 859 of our neighbors! 12 volunteers packed almost 200 bags in 40 minutes. Each bag contained a roll of paper towels, 4 rolls of toilet paper, a bottle of shampoo/conditioner, a bag of laundry pods, a tube of toothpaste, a toothbrush, deodorant, a bar of soap and a soap sack (a crocheted bag with a bar of soap inside that doubles as a washcloth [lovingly made by Julie Concannon]). A pack of diapers and baby wipes were given to young mothers.
March 2021 – Distributed 153 bags representing approx 625 individuals within 45 minutes with the help of 17 volunteers. Unfortunately many more cars remained in line when we ran out of items to distribute. 14 volunteers packed 150 bags with laundry soap, toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste and toothbrushes, a soap sac, shampoo/conditioner and deodorant.
Volunteers help set-up for the event, direct people into the church building, register the guest’s family size and zip code, walk with the guest as they obtain the items and return to their vehicle. Other volunteers stand behind the item tables and restock them as necessary.
Volunteers need to arrive by 8AM to help prepare for the start of the event.
Thank You! for signing-up using this simple form (just provide your name and contact email) or contact Kathy C or Paula F to let them know you plan to help.