Love Annapolis was started by a group from Downtown Hope seeking to positively impact the city through relationships by modeling the kind of friendship and resourcing that Jesus embodied. With the issues facing our city today, we want to inspire and invite as many people as possible—regardless of their faith background—to care for those in need.
The idea for Love Annapolis first formed in 2013 with the observation of thoughtful, Jesus followers in the city of Annapolis. Amist denominational traditions, we began taking risks, sacrificing time to cross socioeconomic, ethnic, and racial lines. We began to grow in friendship and resource individuals and families living in impoverished conditions right here in Annapolis. We discovered that the container of relationship and the resource of unconditional, ongoing love became the pathway for meaningful transformation.
We worked through professional organizations because they do the things we do not have the skills to do. Then, we started to observe strangers becoming friends, families from different neighborhoods and backgrounds sharing resources, experiences and love for one another that would never otherwise have interacted. Our prejudices were exposed, our hearts were broken, healed, and continue being transformed.
Director of Love Annapolis