The days have grown shorter and the summer warmth is fading fast. The seasons can change quickly in Interior Alaska, just like the lives of the people we serve. Through the spring and summer, with your support, Love INC of the Tanana Valley has helped thousands of families by distributing goods and services through our network of church GAP ministries, volunteers, the Golden Valley Benevolent Fund, and millions of dollars of emergency aid through our partnership with Alaska Housing.
We have seen more requests for assistance, and served more families in need in 2021, than any year since 1985. That says a lot about the level of need in our community. From food boxes to rental assistance and everything in between, we trust that God Always Provides. As we move into the winter season we continue to need your help. Without you and your generosity, these needs would go unmet and these people will suffer more.
The 2020 and 2021 calendar years were difficult for Love INC. The COVID crisis prevented our fundraising efforts and we struggled to meet the needs of our staff who facilitate the ministry at the heart of Love INC. Donations from the community have been reduced and we have been forced to spend down our reserves. We need your support now more than ever. Without you, this ministry wouldn’t be possible.
There are so many ways to give. I have included a postage-paid return envelope so you can easily return a check. Our website is always available to donate by credit card, www.loveincfairbanks.org/donate/ or use our text-to-give platform by texting LOVEINC to 41444 to commit your support. Consider setting up regular monthly contributions to sustain our programs. Monthly giving is a great way to include charitable donations in your budget and helps us plan the level of assistance we can provide.
In any of these cases, we will reach out to you directly to tell you how your support made a difference.