Today we honor the life of Steve Messner, a longtime supporter and volunteer with LMM who passed away last week. Steve was much more than a volunteer, he was more like family. His commitment to LMM’s Friend-to-Friend program was simply remarkable. LMM's Friend-to-Friend program matches volunteers with individuals in prison with the intent of creating a friendly bond and support system for those who are incarcerated.
Steve managed the program from 1996 until 2013. After stepping down from this volunteer manager position, he continued to send monthly birthday card lists for the program participants until midway through this year. Friend-to-Friend would not be where it is today without Steve’s dedication. We are grateful for his commitment to social justice and the LMM mission.
Condolences can be sent to Steve’s wife, Barbara, with attention to “Friend-To-Friend”, at 4515 Superior Ave. Cleveland, OH 44103. To learn more or get involved with the Friend-to-Friend Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.