What is Love INC?
Love INC was founded in 1977 as a way to encourage churches to become more engaged with the poor and to inspire a greater number of Christians to put their faith in action.
Love INC’s founder, Dr. Virgil Gulker, was a social worker and outreach director in Holland, Michigan, in the late 1970s. Deeply committed to helping people trapped in poverty, he was certain God had called others to the same mission. As he talked to church members and pastors, Dr. Gulker came to understand that Christians did indeed want to help the needy, but they had few ideas about how to do so.
Love INC of Otero County was established through a vision of the Alamogordo Area Ministerial Alliance. It was through a unity of this body of believers that Love INC was formed in Otero County. Love INC of Otero County currently has over 25 dedicated volunteers that come together every week to reach out to those less fortunate. These individuals have answered to call to serve and believe that this is where God has placed them. We are currently the third affiliate in New Mexico, with two other locations in Albuquerque and Deming.
Under the leadership of our Executive Director and with the support of our volunteers, our National headquarters and our local board of directors, Love INC of Otero County has met the needs of over 2000 families (which affects an average of over 8,000 individuals) since its grand opening in December of 2009.
We give all Glory to God for His mercy and grace as we continue our mission to reach out to those in need, In the Name of Christ.