Love Columbia

Love Columbia: Extra Mile Home #2

  • Arrival Time: 8:45-9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: Delivered on-site.

Why are we serving here?

One of the ways ForColumbia strives to love and serve our neighbors is by serving those non-profit organizations that are actively working every day in the lives of people in Columbia. Love Columbia (formerly Love INC) is making a big impact in Columbia to transform lives and communities. Love Columbia works with people in need from the ground up, showing them the way out of poverty. This organization fosters relationships by raising community awareness of the value of caring for the disadvantaged, providing resources for churches to effectively and compassionately respond to people in need, providing specific opportunities for people to live out their faith, and connecting like-minded people to create strategies to resolve the complex issues related to poverty.

This non-profit recently acquired another home that it will use as transitional housing for Extra Mile Program participants. These homes are enormously beneficial to families at risk of or coming out of homelessness, as they stabilize their lives by availing themselves of  Love Columbia’s many programs.

What can I expect?

ForColumbia 2024 Volunteer T-ShirtsVolunteers will be working outdoors:

  • rebuilding an existing fence using the posts, replacing the fencing, and;
  • removing and rebuilding a small bridge/walkway in front of the home and making repairs to the front porch;
  • other projects as identified.

What should I bring?

  • We encourage all volunteers to wear closed-toed shoes.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Due to the nature of this work, this is not an appropriate site for children.