“Ultimately, the real goal for building a community should be to make a difference.” –Orrin Woodward
In just over two months, since the inception of this blog, members of the Life Leadership community have done an exceptional job of representing the Life on Life Initiative in unique and creative ways. Such as:
- Serving at a charity event for a Texas Children’s home
- Organizing a road rally for the homeless in Michigan
- Serving as volunteers at a Rescue Mission in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Participating in a month-long community service blitz in Ontario, Canada
- Teaching adults to read in North Carolina
- Serving in a food pantry and clothing center in St. Louis, Missouri
- Helping homeless children through Captain Hope’s Kids in Texas
- Serving at the Open Door Mission in Omaha, Nebraska
It’s safe to say that the Life on Life Initiative has been making a significant difference in various communities, and we believe that the ripple effect has only just begun! In fact, Life on Life banners are now available for purchase on the Life Leadership shopping cart and volunteers also have the option to purchase their own Life on Life T-shirts for these events. The cost of the T-shirts range from $10 to $18 (depending on the style) and both of these promotional items are a great way to brand this mission. Additionally, all proceeds from the sale of Life on Life t-shirts will be donated to All Grace Outreach (AGO).
Our most recent story comes from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan – a city that sits on the edge of the United States in the Upper Peninsula. The leaders in that area didn’t hesitate to step up when the Chippewa County Animal Shelter was in need of volunteers.
“We picked the shelter for our Life on Life event because it is a no-kill shelter that houses over 70 cats and 25 dogs; I don’t think the public understands how much the shelter does for animals that are dumped, lost or given up by their owners because of old age, sickness, etc. The shelter has to clean every single cat cage and dog enclosure every day, feed the animals, and let them out or walk them. People will bring their animals there when they are sick and can’t afford vet care. They turn them over or ‘dump’ them and its up to the shelter to love and care for these animals. All of this is done by volunteers. They were so very happy to hear from us and excited to have our help! It was truly an uplifting event and I felt it helped cement us together as a team.” -Deanna Suggitt (Life Leadership Member)
The kind of unconditional love it takes to care for old and sick animals who are abondoned is hard to come by. It takes a special kind of person to step up and serve in this capacity but these leaders didn’t hesitate to jump right in.
“We had a great time working with the group and helping those poor animals. It was sad and enlightening at the same time. We completed a ton of work that had to be done and it felt positive being able to love on the many animals who spend so much time in a cage. Thank you for letting us help and looking forward to the next time.” -Rob Craig (Life Leadership Member)
Thank you to the leaders of this great organization in Northern Michigan for finding a need and filling it in such a selfless way; you have represented the Life on Life Initiative well!
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