The 7th Annual Love INC Soup & Song held in February proved to be an event to not miss. “It was a fun, lively event that brought our local church community together,” said Linda Myers, executive director of Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ). The main feature of the night – after serving ten different types of soups donated by local churches and restaurants – from clam chowder to chili – was the auction of more than 40 different types of desserts and a dinner for six. More than $7,000 were raised to support Love INC.

In 2017 more than 1,647 families – 2,571 adults and 1,810 children – were provided services via Love INC – whose mission is to “Mobilize the churches to transforms lives.”  Love INC operates a Clearinghouse to verify the needs of clients and assist those with legitimate needs. Once a need is verified everyone is helped to some degree – no matter their race, religion, age or sexual preference.   Some of the Gap services offered by member churches include emergency firewood, household goods, furniture, medical equipment, clothing, care-packs, vehicle repair, school backpacks, personal necessities, homeless provisions, Thanksgiving Day baskets and more. The Clearinghouse had a total of 5,986 calls in 2017 and gave more than 3,683 referrals to churches, resources and agencies in Mason County.

Love INC is a non-profit corporation 501(c) (3) located in downtown Shelton. It is a non-profit, faith-based organization mobilizing local churches in Mason County to provide services to the homeless, those at risk, low income and socially vulnerable individuals and families. The goal is to motivate transformation in the lives of our clients and our community. Love INC of Mason County has been serving the community for eight years. To contact the office call (360) 462-LOVE (5683), or e-mail . The Clearinghouse is open Tuesday thru Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm.