Exercise science student Rumen Hulmequist conducted a 24-hour full body endurance marathon to raise money and awareness for cross-cultural adoption through Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and the Children’s Home Society. Read Rumen's story in the Marshall Independent.
"A new project aimed at helping those facing eviction became a reality this week when the group received a $50,000 grant. The Eviction Prevention Project was the 2018 recipient of the Mayo Clinic Shared Value Award." Read this story in the Rochester Post Bulletin
Camp Knutson will hold a golf tournament at the Whitefish Golf Club in Crosslake, Minnesota on September 16. Proceeds will support the camp that serves children with disabilities, medical conditions and other special needs.
"Gerri Horvat has seen it all and met some unique characters. The Mankato native began volunteering as a companion [with LSS] when she retired from a St. Peter electronics company at 65. Now she is wrapping up 20 years of service." Read her story in the U.S. News and World Report.
June 21, 2018 — Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. A complete list of those selected is available at www.StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2018 and will also be published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 24.
June 20, 2018 – A new grant of $122,750 from The Rebuild Texas Fund will allow Camp Noah to serve elementary-age children in Texas communities affected by Hurricane Harvey this summer. Camp Noah is a nationally-acclaimed preparedness and resiliency program for children impacted by disaster. Usually held over five days, camps are designed to provide hope and healing in a safe and fun environment.
Camp Noah will hold camps in the Texas counties of Hardin, Fayette, Orange and Aransas, with volunteer teams from Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Texas:
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) has announced the promotion of Chief Financial Officer Patrick Thueson to the additional role of Chief Operating Officer.
“As our CFO, Pat has been very effectively leading our Executive Operations Team for the past four years,” said Jodi Harpstead, CEO of LSS. “Pat has been integrally involved in keeping LSS strong and stable while enabling people with disabilities and seniors to live connected lives in community and children, youth and families to achieve stability and resilience in their lives.”