Weekly News from Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
Community Steps Up in Time of Need

As Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry continues to make necessary adjustments to keep our clients, staff, volunteers, service partners and others safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, our community is coming forward to help. Some of our treasured volunteers are bringing sunshine during a time of challenge.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Westlake was scheduled to provide and serve a meal next week at our Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside. LMM has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend volunteering and external visitors at agency sites out of an abundance of caution, but Prince of Peace wasn't letting that stand in the way of providing meals to our residents.
The regular group of volunteers from Prince of Peace asked how they can still be of help, despite restrictions that are in place. While they love making homemade meals for residents, they will be providing pre-packaged food from a local grocer to feed the men a nutritious meal. It will be sent with just as much love as the congregation always gives. The shelter residents are an important part of the church's community outreach, and they care very much about continued support in this time of challenge.
For more information or to coordinate a donation for the Men's Shelter, please contact Lydia Bailey, Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected].

Supporting LMM During COVID-19

In just a couple of weeks, our community has undergone a tremendous change in the way we interact, socialize and convene with one another. One thing that has not changed is the need to serve and protect the most vulnerable members of our community. 

Each day, LMM meets the needs of thousands of people who are experiencing homelessness, vulnerable adults in need of guardianship services, youth who are awaiting placement or aging out of care systems, people struggling with mental health and addiction, and unemployed residents and returning citizens. Much of our work must continue during the COVID-19 pandemic and financial instability. To learn more about our response to the COVID-19, click here.
While LMM has made the decision to suspend all volunteer activities, many of you know that our organization is dependent upon the efforts of our volunteers and community partners to sustain our operations. Needless to say, this situation is creating unprecedented challenges to LMM's operations, provision of services, purchasing and it may eventually impact the reimbursement of our services and cash flow.
If you would like to support our work and our unwavering commitment to meeting the needs of our community's most vulnerable members, please consider making a donation to LMM as we continue to fulfill our mission of providing housing and shelter, health and wellness services, and workforce training for those who are oppressed, hurting and forgotten. Soon we will identify and communicate other ways you can support our work with goods, services and in-kind contributions.
To make a contribution to LMM in support of our continued service to vulnerable populations, click here. Thank you for helping us continue to meet the most critical of community needs.

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