Stories of Impact

Being With Our Community

Being "With" Our Community

Love INC of Greater Hillsboro has opportunities throughout the year to be with our community in various ways. Check back often as we continue to connect with our community.

May

On May 2, Love INC participated in a Partner Resource Fair, hosted by Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace (OHIM) and the OHA Community Partner Outreach Program (CPOP). The goal of the fair was to bring together partners and community organizations serving Washington County families and residents to share information on their services with other community partners and organizations.

Over 40 vendors, including Love INC of Greater Hillsboro, shared about their programs and services. More than 220 attended from across Washington County.

Jolene Snow, Executive Director, and Lila Young, Board President, were at Love INC’s information table while Jeff Snyder, Clearinghouse Coordinator, gathered information from other participants.

Jolene Snow was blessed to join Zion Lutheran Church in Hillsboro for worship on May 29, Pentecost Sunday. During the coffee hour, following the service, strawberry shortcake was served while Jolene presented and took questions regarding Love INC.

 

April

Administrative Professionals Day is observed annually in April. To express our gratitude to the administrative staff of our partner churches as well as several other churches within our community, goodie bags were hand-delivered to them by teams made up of volunteers along with Jolene.

A total of 23 bags were delivered. 

We appreciate all the administrative professionals at the churches with which we interact.

March

Love INC was invited again this year to join the ministry fair at the “Ignite” Women’s Conference on Saturday, March 9 at Village Church in Beaverton. Executive Director Jolene Snow represented Love INC of Greater Hillsboro. This conference was attended by 450+ women from across the Portland Metro area.

We always appreciate the opportunity to visit and worship with partner churches. In March, Love INC was invited to join Laurel Community Church for their Mission Sunday. Jolene and Debbie were available at the information table to answer any questions. At Trinity Lutheran Church, Jolene and Board President Lila Young answered questions at the information table in the lobby.

Debbie Mundell and Jolene Snow
at Laurel Community Church.

Lila Young and Jolene Snow
at Trinity Lutheran Church.

February

In February we honored our volunteers with an appreciation breakfast at Hillsboro First Baptist. Board member Mike Ware and his crew served a great breakfast.

Several partner churches extended invitations for Love INC to visit for special occasions. Jeff Snyder, Clearinghouse Coordinator, and Ginger Hollis, volunteer Restoring Hope Coordinator, joined Laurel Community Church for their Young at Heart luncheon. Jeff and Ginger were able to share with the group and answer questions. At Harvest Community Church’s Mission Sunday, Jolene Snow was available to answer questions at an information table (photo at the right).

On February 23, Love INC again participated in Washington County’s Project Homeless Connect event. Love INC staff and volunteers manned an information table as well as distributed “helpful items” (our designation at the event) such as hats and socks.

Jolene Snow, Executive Director,
with Debbie Mundell, Board Member/Treasurer.

Jeff Snyder, Clearinghouse Coordinator,
with volunteer Joy. 

Jolene and Jeff with volunteer Susan ready to answer questions and distribute helpful items.

Foot cardigan (socks) were distributed.

January

Mission Connexion Northwest was January 19 at Sunset Church. Love INC of Greater Hillsboro shared an information booth with Love INC of Clackamas County. Executive directors Jolene Snow and Stuart Smith worked with each other to represent Love INC.