Weekly News from LMM
Honoring Steve Messner
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 [email protected].
Meeting the Need this Winter
With the weather getting colder, the needs of the most vulnerable in our community become more difficult to manage. To meet this need, LMM has partnered with the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) to open a seasonal shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness who are normally “unsheltered” by choice. The seasonal shelter, which opened this week, can hold up to 60 individuals and is part of the intense efforts to provide services to people who are homeless and ensure there is a bed for everyone who needs one.
Giving Tuesday: Thank You!
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.

If you were not able to give on Tuesday and still want to help out, check out LMM's COVID-19 Relief Wish List to support our program participants with basic need items. You can also directly support individuals through the NeighborRelief program.