“Event number 1176. Vance High School. Orange paint. Elevation Orange. Lake Norman. Gold. Man, gold paint is really expensive,” LOVE Week Project manager John Reinke, Home Depot store manager says on conference call to Kyle Ferlic and Rusty Secrist. John is working on all our events that involve hardware store purchases for our upcoming LOVE Week. John is amazing.
“Where do you want it?” Keith from Southeastern Freight Lines drops off pallets of boxes, gloves, cleaners, sponges, batteries, and felt tip markers. He proceeds to tell me about his 10-year-old son who’s playing lots of video games and basketball this summer.
“Who brought us lunch?” Jamie asks as she gets back from a quick mid-day workout. “Samantha!” says Kyle. “This is perfect! How did she know what I wanted?”
And as I look around and see the piles of ladders, shovels, applesauce, pine straw, wheelbarrows, paint buckets, and top soil, I can’t help but think about how amazing this LOVE Week is going to be. This team is more organized, more prepared (spiritually and physically), and more excited about this year’s event than ever before.
If you’re waiting to sign up… don’t. Events are filling up fast. And if you’re wondering what to sign up for… check Jamie Waldron’s twitter feed.
We are grateful for the many behind the scenes sponsors of LOVE Week this year. Folks who would never ask for a shout out, but we’re going to give it anyway.
All this really happened. In ten minutes at the warehouse today. And what’s happening outside here – through our campus leaders, our volunteers, our hosts, and more is astounding. I can’t wait for you to experience LOVE Week.
One last quote from the field… I ask Jamie, “Are we getting cots?” as she talks about the high school students who will be here 24-7 helping out next week. She says, “Why do we need cots? There are beds everywhere.” We share our warehouse space with Beds for Kids and there ARE beds everywhere. All in the process of being refurbished to be given away to families in need. Can you believe we get to do this together? Join the movement. Sign up today.