Weekly News from LMM
What Matters Most this Holiday Season
What matters most to you, may be what’s missing for someone else. May the giving season bring you thanks, joy, and a generous heart. Check out the video below:
Remembering the Honorable Judge Markus
The Honorable Judge Markus
LMM VP of Housing & Shelter, Michael Sering
LMM mourns the loss of The Honorable Richard Markus, former Ohio Court of Appeals Judge and Chief Justice, and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with his wife of 69 years, Carol, and his children, Susan, Scott, Kent, and his family and friends.

Judge Markus and his wife Carol were inducted into LMM’s Founder’s Circle earlier this year. Together they made an impact in the lives of LMM residents and participants in many ways.

Judge Markus began his involvement with LMM in the late 1970s. He joined the LMM Board of Directors and the program board for Community Re-Entry. In his impressive career on the bench and as a professor of law at Harvard, CSU and CWRU, he was recipient of many awards and accolades, but one of his most treasured was the LMM Peacemaker Award.

Through the years, he made generous donations to LMM, especially in the area of Housing & Shelter. Gifts included a shuttle for the Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside, a renovation of the Shelter counseling room, funding for shared affordable housing, and much more. As early as two weeks ago, he gifted suits to shelter residents for job interviews. He remained active, attending an LMM event with Carol earlier this month.

Judge was a friend and confidant of LMM’s Founder, the late Richard Sering. Together as Lutherans and supporters of social justice, they made an impact on their corner of the world by helping the oppressed, forgotten and hurting. In a small memorial service over the weekend, Richard Sering’s son, Michael, spoke of Judge Markus’ commitment to LMM.

Judge’s kindness and respect for everyone he met, regardless of life circumstances, made him a gem. He will be missed by his LMM family.
All-Star Volunteer Holds Donation Drive for Men's Shelter
Bradley Zaborszki, a computer lab volunteer at the Men's Shelter since 2017, has worked with his employer, Strike Force Baseball Academy, over the years to do donation drives for the shelter. The last few years, the Academy has opened up to the public for free on Black Friday with the stipulation that people bring a donation for the shelter.

Brad unloaded an entire trailer and an SUV packed full of donations. The drop-off included approximately 50 bags filled with high-quality coats and other clothing for the residents.

We're beyond grateful for Brad and Strike Force's commitment and generosity to LMM over the years!
Thank You for Your #GivingTuesday Support
A huge thank you goes out to our donors that supported LMM on #GivingTuesday! Your generosity allows LMM to do the important work that we do and to continue to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

You can still support LMM with an end-of-year gift.