Community support centers getting ready for the holidays

crossThe holidays are often regarded as a time for giving to those less fortunate and community support centers do just that.

Love INC is a non-profit, Christian-based organization that uses volunteers and funds from local churches to help people in the community.

Cindy Luther is the Director of Love INC in Clare County.

She said in the last five years, up to a thousand beds have found their way into the homes of people in need in Clare.

“With the beds we also give away bedding and at this time of year of course we’re always in need of blankets, quilts and warm things to go with the beds.”

Luther said heading into winter the need for food increases, as it gets colder and people tend to stay inside.

“We did partner recently with a church to help get names for baskets, they gave out 150 Thanksgiving baskets, and we helped facilitate that.”

Luther said her organization gives out things like furniture and has a ministry for laundry.

She said Love INC also provides transportation to medical appointments, provides winter clothing to local schools for students in need, and has a caring ministry that offers home visits.