Churches that are part of Love Inc. assist hundreds of families per month in the Benton County Oregon. The charity partners with churches and can refer qualified residents to one of many different services. While resources are limited, the organization is an option for less fortunate families.
Those seeking help will need to call a Clearinghouse. Volunteers and staff will take their information on refer them to any assistance programs that are applicable. Many of the resources are targeted at seniors, the disabled, or maybe single parents or moms. While emergency financial aid is not available, there may be referrals to other non-profits in the Benton County region.
Love Inc. works with volunteers and organizations to run a dental clinic. Another key partner is the Medical Teams International mobile van. Assistance is for low income and uninsured patients. The clinic will be housed at one of the local churches, and it can move from month to month.
Medical Equipment may be loaned out. It is often for people with a serious, life threatening condition. What is available is limited and may in fact change over the years, but it can include Wheelchairs, Shower stools, Quad canes, crutches, Walkers, Canes, and related items. This service is run from the Love Inc. Durable Medical Equipment Ministry. 541-757-8111.
Free bikes may be offered from a ministry that is located at Seventh Day Adventist Church. They will need to be used for work, school. Or maybe a medical appointment. In some cases a child can receive a free bike as well. Call 541-757-8111.
Feeding Area Residents Meat, or F.A.R.M., provides food and meats to individuals, shelters, and soup kitchens in Oregon.
The Benton County Love Inc. Christmas Store will give people who volunteer free vouchers so they can buy gifts and toys for their children. There are a variety of new or gently used gift items available during the holidays. Some of what may be distributed includes toys, sports equipment, books, or small household appliances.
The Love Inc. of Benton County Firewood Ministry is for low-income and working poor families. It can help them stay warm during the winter. The items are distributed from Prince of Peace Community Church and Calvary in Corvallis. Dial 541-757-8111 for details.
Christmas, Birthday and Holiday Gifts are available from the Gift Closet. There may be free toys, Gift cards, party supplies, Linens, and similar items.
Kitchen items are offered from Life Community Church and Philomath Church of the Nazarene in Benton County. It will be items such as Coffee pots, Toasters, Pots and pans, Microwaves, and similar items.
Baby supplies are offered from the Layette Ministry which is operated by Westminster Presbyterian Church. The location offers expectant and new mothers the basic newborn baby items they need, such as diapers, wipes, and more. Other items may be clothes, blankets, Pack'n'Plays, and similar supplies. Referrals are made from the Options Pregnancy Resource Center as well.
There is also the Maternity Clothes Closet that Love Inc. can refer people to. This will have New or gently used clothes for expectant mothers in Benton County. Location is Victory Christian Center.
The Linen Closet has bed, towels, sleeping bags, Pillows, free Sheets and bath supplies. It is based at Northwest Hills Community Church. 541-757-8111.
Personal Hygiene items are located at First Baptist Church of Philomath and First Baptist Church of Corvallis Oregon. Volunteers collect and give out a number of items that cannot be purchased by other means, such as SNAP food stamps. The very low income and homeless may receive Shampoo, razors, Toothpaste and toothbrushes, Laundry soap, and related items.
School items are available from the Preschool Clothing Closet and the Teacher giveaway. It is for students from the Corvallis area. Uniforms, backpacks, coats, notebooks, and similar items may be distributed to parents. Teachers who sometimes would buy their own supplies can also use this Love Inc. affiliated program.
The churches that offer services in Benton County and that partner with Love Inc. are below. It is just a sampling, and there are many others. They include Bellfountain Community Church, Calvin Presbyterian, Capilla Del Valle, Chinese Christian Church, Corvallis Mennonite Fellowship, Emanuel Iglesia Hispana Cuadrangular, Faith Christian Fellowship, Oakville Presbyterian, Servants' Fellowship, Suburban Christian Church, and The Branch.
To request help or a referral, dial 541-757-8111. Otherwise the main Love center in Benton County is at 2330 NW Professional Drive, Corvallis, Oregon 97330.
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