They say love conquers all and money is the root of all evil, but Love Has No Limits is attempting to change those narratives. The organization launched a campaign last month to relieve 2,000 families in Inglewood, Lynwood and Compton of $5 million worth of unpaid (and unpayable due to families’ economic situations) medical bills.
The yearlong service campaign brings together local organizations, civil society groups and faith leaders to mobilize volunteers to serve L.A. communities. “2020 has the potential to be the most divisive year in modern history. Anger, real pain, uncertainty and division continue to escalate. In the face of these odds, we are asking one simple question, ‘What can love do?’” says Dominic Russo, founder of Missions.me, one of the organizations participating in the Love Has No Limits campaign. “We believe love could change a city, inspire our nation and shift the national conversation from what divides us to what brings us all together.”
Last month, each selected family received an envelope in the mail letting them know their past-due debt had been forgiven.
Even before this Los Angeles volunteering campaign, Love Has No Limits was already at work here, fulfilling essential needs of thousands of families. Partnering with Red Eye, Fearless LA, Lynwood Public Schools, Newstory LA, Crenshaw Christian Center and Freedom Church, Love Has No Limits mobilized more than 2,260 volunteers to distribute essentials such as ready-to-eat meals, clothing, toys, coffee, pet food, cleaning supplies, sanitizer, masks and toilet paper to families in Alhambra, Carson, Chatsworth, Fullerton, Granada Hills, Lynwood, Santa Fe Springs, South Gate, Watts and more than half a dozen other cities in L.A. County.