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The Longview Dream Center Enters Year Seven

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The Longview Dream Center is entering it’s 7th year of existence.

 

It has been a ride

We have experienced our ups and downs and our all-arounds.

Some have asked; why do you do this?

Because we love the people and we love the city!

Providing thousands of pounds of food for hundreds of people every week is no small task. And clothes. Yes. Clothes too.

Thousands of pieces every month. Lots. It requires people. Many people. It requires trucks, forklifts, and volunteers.

We give it all away! Why? Because this is our mission and our purpose.

Vision Statement

The Longview Dream Center exists to provide basic needs and life building programs to the people of Longview and the greater East Texas region.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to unite the time, talents, and treasures of organizations and individuals while serving those in our community that are in need or in crisis.

About LDC

The Longview Dream Center is focused on providing basic needs such as hunger relief, free clothing distribution and community service projects for individuals in need.

The Longview Dream Center is a phenomenon. God provides through many organizations, a few churches, and several individual partners. Not enough.

A large portion of our food is donated from Walmart and Sam’s. Five days a week our truck has the pleasure of picking up food from these locations. It is always exciting to see the variety of products that Walmart and Sam’s provides. We get so excited for our clients; it feels like Christmas some-days.

There is a lot to do. Many need help and we stand ready to make this year the best year ever.

We can do it together.

Our greatest need is regular monthly partners. This is where you can help.

The Dream Center only needs 400 people to give 25.00 per month. That’s it.

Together, we can feed over 1,000 families every month

Together, we can provide 10,000 pieces of FREE CLOTHING every month

Together, we can send children to bed with a full stomach.

The number 7 is the perfect year for us and you to COME TOGETHER!

Join the DC Team today by going to longviewdreamcenter.org and give a donation today.

 

 

Programs that Make a Difference

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BarleyPrograms often…

get a bad rap.  There are a variety of reasons why. Most of which are laced to the reality that the maintenance of a program often steals the relationship aspect.  In other words programs often get a bad rap for making us more task driven than people driven.

At LDC we so understand the tension of this reality.  It is quite easy to focus on the wrong thing.  The trouble is that we can never birth a right result with the focus on the wrong thing. And when it comes to people we have learned that they must remain the main focus.  This is the very reason we began the Dream Center.

“Our desire is to serve others and assist our clients to experience a better life.”

We desire to do more than just give stuff away.  We want to see people’s lives empowered and changed.  This means we must take the time to discern what that looks like, and create the path to change.  We are certainly working on ways and means to accomplish this in a greater way.

As we pursue…

the greater efforts we have also found that what we provide is life-changing.  And we have learned that we give more than food, clothes or free items.  That in our giving we also provide hope for the hopeless, and joy to the joyless.  We are also seeing that our generosity is also providing for people a way to see life differently.

Many of our clients have been hurt, wounded, disappointed and more.  As they watch our organization consistently serve and deliver as promised they are being healed.  Our clients are seeing that life can be good and that there are good people in the world.  They are also seeing God’s love poured out in a very tangible way.

Barley Life Program 

One of our very special programs is our Barley Program.  This program is provided by one of our partners. Her name is Dr. Mary Ruth Swope. Dr. Swope is a doctor of nutrition. You can learn about her here.

 

maryruthswopeDr. Swope is also a close friend of the Dream Center and provides a large supply of Barley Life to our clients.  Barley Life is made from the most nutritious plant on earth, BarleyLife is a whole-food concentrate with a complete nutritional profile – from pH balance to essential vitamins and minerals. Barley Life contains a wealth of vitamins and minerals, in natural forms.

Our Barley Life product is provided by Dr. Swope for those with chronic disease or health issues.  This includes obesity, immune deficiencies, and other disease related symptoms.  We have the joy of watching clients health improve.

If you would like to check our barley products or place an order you can do that here.

Our efforts continue as we dive into our community to establish strong partnerships and effective programs.

We will continue to FIGHT HUNGER and GIVE HOPE to our community!

We hope you will join us on this journey.

Partnering with us: paypal

  1. You can make a donation here on the home page.  Just click on the PayPal button.
  2. You can become a food assistance partner by giving a regular monthly donation.
  3. You can report to us any child or family that is suffering from hunger.
  4. You can also make a difference by joining a volunteer team.

Thank you for your love, prayers and support.

Your comments are solicited and appreciated.