Weekly News from LMM
Don't Make a Living, Make a Life
“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” -Winston S. Churchill

The act of giving is one of the most meaningful moments of the human condition. Giving is a moment of humility, not specific to the recipient. As a donor, when you make the decision to share your time, talent or treasure with others, it is an opportunity to share in the life experience of a person in need. Giving levels the playing field of life, and encourages compassion for others, a commitment of faith and the spirit of community.

LMM exists to create opportunities for people who are oppressed, hurting and feel forgotten to be seen, valued and healed. Please consider a gift to LMM today, and make a life by what you give.  
LMM Urges Adoption of Eviction Diversion Effort
LMM supports the drafting of a memo asking municipal court judges across Cuyahoga County to consider adopting eviction diversion programs to keep renters in their homes.

The memo encourages landlords, and the tenants they are seeking to evict for nonpayment of rent, to try to come to an agreement without a judge’s order. The memo also asks courts to have formal policies to slow down the speed of evictions so tenants can apply for federally funded rental assistance. The short and long term repercussions of evictions can be financially, emotionally, and physically devastating to individuals and families. LMM is urging the courts to adopt the recommendations outlined in the proposal.
Farewell Blog from CEO Drew Genszler

"As you might have heard, Friday, October 15 was my last day at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry. Our team has offered this space as a farewell blog, so I thought I’d take them up on a brief opportunity to express my gratitude to so many of you who make this unique organization what it is."

Read the full blog post HERE.
Rally to Stop Evictions
Annie Holden, James Walker, Lydia Bailey
As LMM continues on an advocacy journey to stop evictions during these trying times, we're proud to take part in initiatives of other organizations with a common goal.

Tuesday's rally, STOP Evictions Now!, focused on the Eviction Moratorium. James Walker, Housing & Shelter Project Coordinator at the Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside, gave powerful remarks about the need to prevent evictions and keep people housed during the remainder of the pandemic.
CHN Turns 40!
On Saturday October 16, LMM joined CHN Housing Partners' 40th Anniversary celebration by running in the Believe in Home 5k and then attending the annual meeting. While the weather made for a somewhat rainy and cold run, LMM was grateful to support CHN and their mission of leveraging the power of affordable, stable housing to change lives and improve communities. Congratulations CHN on 40 years!