Love Wins can’t keep a working vacuum. Our printers malfunction on a regular basis and sometimes the basement floods. Oh, and someone recently stole the communion plate.
We have five paid staff members, not all of whom are full-time. At least 50 people spend time in our building every day, all of whom want to spend time with someone who cares about them.
The front door lock is installed backwards.
So what does an organization like ours do with international publicity stemming from a blog post that went viral overnight?
You put your emergency flashers on and coast on coffee and Quaker rice cakes until the dust settles.
When the blog post went out, we figured a few folks would mail concerned letters to the Mayor. Then WRAL called… and then Al Jazeera called. And then our website crashed.
So far 365,000 people have read the blog post. While that’s all well and good for Love Wins, namely our mission and brand, our new and improved platform does so much more for our friends who live outside and in shelters.
We feel like we have spent four days trying to herd cats while simultaneously nailing pudding to a tree. And that’s just to host the 50+ people currently in crisis mode in most if not all areas of their lives, nevermind answering thousands (and I mean thousands) of comments and emails.
For the time being I like to think of Love Wins as the new nonprofit fairy tale. Except we’re not waving a magical wand– you are.
At some point our carriage will turn back into a pumpkin, and that’s okay. We like being a pumpkin.
On behalf of Love Wins: