LINC Team Provides Help to Hurricane Harvey Victims

A Personal Note from Kathy Thompson:   “God provided a safe way to volunteer with relief efforts in Rose City Texas by placing our small team in a shopping  parking lot that became the Army compound full of compassionate soldiers that welcomed us in….We took a boat with cases of water. Food,  personal care items and hugs to a community of sweet people.    Please continue to pray for folks hit with disasters.”

Traveling from St. Charles County to Rose City, Texas to volunteer and provide aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey was not an easy decision.  It entailed a long drive, expenses, …and was a bit scary to traipse into the aftermath of the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2004.  Yet Kathy Thompson and her daughter, Katelyn felt called to go and serve the hurting people who desperately needed assistance.  There was a critical need for volunteers with their respective skills as a nurse and an EMT in Fire Rescue. Continue reading “LINC Team Provides Help to Hurricane Harvey Victims”

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American Heritage Girls’ Day of Service

Saturday, September 16th, brought a beehive of activity to LINC…on the grounds…in the Seeds of Love garden……in the building…the Hope Daycare Center, inside and out.  Everywhere!  The American Heritage Girls  of Troop Missouri 3130, many of their families,  and their Troop Leaders honored LINC with a day of service.

Little artists worked attentively, applying colorful designs and faces to boards that will decorate LINC’s Seeds of Love garden next spring.   Many little and big hands were busy in the raised garden beds, pulling weeds and readying the beds for spring crops.  Adults (with a little help from some of the children) stained the new fence that Lowes Heroes donated and installed a few months ago.  Volunteers raked the mulch back into the Hope Daycare children’s play yard, while others washed down the play yard activity centers as another group installed timbers around the fence perimeter to keep the mulch inside. And teenage girls worked hard, cutting down some tall grasses.  Continue reading “American Heritage Girls’ Day of Service”

Lowes Heroes Are LINC’s Heroes Too!

LOWES HEROES truly are nothing short of amazing.  We think you will agree with us after you read about how they have blessed LINC and those that we serve through their generosity and expertise. 

It all began with LINC’s lead Gardener (Nichole Josh Smith) for their Seeds of Love community garden telling a friend about the need for a new fence around the garden.  That lead to Lowes Regional Manager hearing about the need, and contacting LINC’s Executive Director, Kathy Thompson.  Kathy gladly provided tours of LINC’s facilities and grounds to Lowe’s regional and local management from several stores. Shortly thereafter they notified Kathy that they had selected LINC as Lowes Heroes local nonprofit organization for the year!  What great news…we were grateful and excited about improvements they planned to LINC ‘s facilities (including several that been on our wish list for some time).   Little did we know the magnitude of what Lowe’s Heroes had in mind!  Please view the photos below to see the  astounding results.   Continue reading “Lowes Heroes Are LINC’s Heroes Too!”