Letter from the Executive Director of Dove, Inc.: Coordinating efforts to address unmet needs and social injustices.
Over the past 48 years, the religious organizations, volunteers, advocates, and staff of Dove, Inc. have been a positive force for collaboration on the tough issues facing the communities in the five counties which Dove serves. Individuals, families and children in poverty, or whose safety are in jeopardy, need the compassion and love which we have been asked to give our neighbors.
That is one reason I am excited to remain involved in Decatur’s City Revitalization process, and excited to welcome Community Engagement Coordinator, Sattin Schreiner, to our Dove family. We also had the opportunity in the last month to welcome people from across the state to our community and have them learn about loving our neighbors from some of the organizations involved in the Macon County Continuum of Care to End Homelessness, for which Dove is the Lead Agency. Our rural counties have been blessed by neighbors banding together to provide food, safety, clothing, and neighborly love to one another. In short, we are living into the great commandment and planning to be present to walk beside you for many years to come.
If you or your organization’s members are ready, please reach out to our Volunteer & Community Relations Director, Barb Blakey. Dove, Inc. is only as strong as its those who walk with us. It is my sincere hope that you will be a part of making our home a self-sustaining community free of human suffering.