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Labor of Love seeks project nominations

For the past nine years, Labor of Love has assisted Livingston County’s elderly, disabled, and financially challenged with the maintenance, cleaning, and repair of their homes.  Beginning two years ago, the group also started to provide help to the families of people serving in the U.S. military that are deployed out of the country or out of the state as well.

The outreach to the families of our service people will take place on May 3, Labor of Love’s Project Day, when volunteers will fan out to prearranged sites to perform home repairs, small jobs, safety inspections, cleaning and yard work.  As in past years, Project Day will continue to perform repairs and maintenance for the elderly, disabled and financially challenged in and around Livingston County.

The 2013 Project Day included more than 750 volunteers with over 250 youth participating.  Volunteers represented nine Livingston County churches and several community organizations including the area football teams, and the Brighton Rotary.  Together, they completed 102 home repair, interior spring cleaning, and yard clean-up projects.

Labor of Love originated at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church, and is now also affiliated with Love INC, a network of more than 50 Livingston County churches that have joined together to serve our community.  Love INC, its partner churches, and local social service agencies nominate people for the repair projects.  Projects for approved nominees are then matched to the talents of the volunteers, who will then prepare and undertake the work on Project Day.

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