Gifts of Hope Stories

Hudson’s Story

We have never felt fear like this. Our hearts are racing and it is taking every ounce of our strength to fight back the dam of tears that is just waiting to burst. But Hudson needs us to be strong. He is counting on his mama and daddy to be waiting for him with smiles…

Marcia’s Story

Battling drugs for a new beginning This is a story of redemption and resilience. But Marcia knows how incomplete it really is, how it can have a happy ending or a tragic one. It’s all up to her. Will she prevail or slip again? It’s been three years since she has been clean and sober. …

Ann’s Story

“Without LCOC, I would be on the street.” “I just can’t catch up.” Ann sighs over the phone, explaining a cascade of woes that seem almost impossible to absorb. Three years ago, her daughter was murdered only days before she was scheduled to testify in a case involving the violent invasion of her home.  The…

Susan’s Story

One unexpected bill away from a family emergency When they are statistics, it’s easy to read past them. But stop for a minute and think about it. Almost 40 percent of all adults in the United States wouldn’t be able to cover a $400 emergency with cash, savings or a credit-card charge that they could…

Mary’s Story

Helping a senior repair her car so she could drive neighbors to medical appointments While Mary now was in her 80’s, she wasn’t slowing down. After a lifetime of work, including 30 years as a bank loan officer, this was her time to give back. Her favorite charitable work was providing transportation to patients needing…

Kirsten’s Story

LCOC helps abandoned mom move forward Kirsten called it her “storybook marriage.” At 19, she envisioned a lifetime of happiness with her husband and a home filled with loving children. It didn’t work out that way, sadly. Within a few years, her husband abandoned her and their new child. Suddenly, she was left alone and…
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