(Alexandria, MN)--Seven years strong, we raised over $3000 more than our goal. We want to say a big thank you!! The annual Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) Garage sale was held on Saturday, May 19th at the Runestone Community Center. This fundraiser is a community effort to help support this ministry that helps neighbors in need. What started out as a few tables of items in the very back corner of the arena, now is a full blown fun event that fills the entire floor of the south hockey rink and some of the bleachers! The leadership of Joyce Hausmann and Bob Bergan make an incredible team. Joyce helps coordinate the volunteers and various shifts to sort donations, set up tables, and keep things organized, she also coordinates with 10 other local organizations to forward leftover donations. Bob handles the generous donations, filtering what we can and cannot take, from books and décor to furniture and appliances!
The volunteers are amazing and deeply appreciated! We had 115 volunteers representing 23 area churches this year that worked over 850 hours. Over 60 volunteers worked multiple shifts the three days leading up to the sale. The goal was to raise $8500, and we blew past that! The grand total raised was $11,561.27! Love INC of Douglas County Lakes Area is a ministry that is volunteer based, partnering with over 32 local churches to help meet the needs in our community. Shoppers also brought in donations for the food shelf and were entered to win a Cub Foods and Elden’s Fresh Foods gift card. Way to pay it forward!
We are so humbled and thankful for the communities’ generosity and being able to be the hands and feet of Jesus right here in Douglas County! Thank you again to our volunteers, our planning committee, generous donors and our sponsors: Alex Rubbish, Thrivent Financial, Glenwood State Bank, Rose City Canopy, Alex Rubbish and Recycling and RND Computers. For more updates about Love INC, like us on Facebook or visit our website www.loveincdouglas.org.