Weekly News from Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
Men's Shelter Volunteers Still Providing Assistance

Attorney Mike Drain and Paralegal Renita King 
All volunteer activities at LMM have been suspended due to COVID-19, but legal clinic volunteers at the Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside have found ways to continue to generously provide assistance to residents electronically. 

Our legal clinic volunteers, which include attorney Mike Drain, paralegal Renita King, Judge Bobette Ousley and attorney Fritz Neil, provide legal advice to our residents each week. This advice can range from anything related to traffic violations to landlord/tenant issues.

These volunteers all have legal backgrounds and are trained by lawyers who have been part of the program since it's inception in 2009.  Our legal clinic has been going strong for 11years and LMM's awesome volunteers show no signs of slowing down!
May is National Bike Month!
Men's Shelter staff and volunteers with residents and  their sets of  fresh new wheels!

What better time to highlight the Men's Shelter's BIKES program than National Bike Month?  While it is currently on hold due to COVID-19, BIKES (Bikes In-Kind for Empowerment and Self-Sufficiency) is a volunteer-run program, started by LMM volunteer Pat Ginley back in 2008, with a focus on providing a way to for our residents to get to work, job interviews, appointments or to use for exercise.  Shelter residents that partake in the program have access to a bike livery and repair shop and are able to gain skills in repairing bikes. This program is a great resource for our residents and can be life-changing, as it provides them with a mode of transportation that they otherwise may have not have had.

Donations of bikes, helmets and locks are greatly appreciated. Please reach out to Lydia Bailey for additional info on bike donations. 
From Crisis to Compassion: 
Core Services' View from the Frontlines
An LMM blog series chronicling the pandemic through the eyes of our own 
social service heroes.

Connor O'Brien, LMM Communications Manager
LMM's frontline staff are first responders showing heroic efforts to provide basic needs to the most vulnerable in our community during an unprecedented time. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down, but our heroes show up each day and make sure people we serve are cared for. We give our clients a voice. We also want you to hear ours. 

In our blog series titled 'A View from the Frontlines', you'll meet our selfless staff who are responding to the worst health crisis of our lifetime, while putting the needs of others above their own. It isn't easy, but it's our new reality. Join us on our journey by seeing the view from LMM's frontlines. #LMMinThisTogether
Click here  to read the latest 'A View from the Frontlines' blog from Connor O'Brien, Communications Manager at LMM.
ICYMI: #LMMInThisTogether

These past few months have been challenging, but LMM has continued to do all we can to serve those who need it the most. Whether it's from home or out on the frontlines, LMM  staff, volunteers and supporters are in this together. In case you missed it, click here to check out the #LMMInThisTogether video or check it out on social media!

Beverly Osborne, LMM Receptionist 
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