LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – They've met more than 340,000 needs and now it's Love In The Name of Christ month this October.
Lufkin Mayor Jack Gorden presented a proclamation to the Love INC board of directors Wednesday declaring next month, Love INC month.
We're told it's a nationally recognized month.
The organization helps those in need whether it be food, bills, shelter, or clothing.
The organization is celebrating 18 years of ministry.
"It just shows the volunteers that what they're doing does not go unnoticed, that what they're doing is Love In The Name of Christ that people are really being helped because of what they do and the community, the city, the county, and Mayor Gorden recognize that," said Angelina County Executive Director of Love INC Jerry Spann.
The organization is made up of volunteers from 210 local churches and more than 400 agencies.
Spann said volunteers have given more than 2 million hours of service since 2004.