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:
April 27, 2018 – Lutheran Social Service of MN (LSS) and Ecumen Lakeshore are partnering to bring the latest resources in aging services to individuals in Duluth and Northeastern Minnesota. The statewide nonprofit and Duluth retirement community are collaborating to host a “Bold Aging Celebration” - an exciting event on May 3, 2018 that is open to the public.
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.”
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) recognized Marie Zimmerman and Alex Bartolic of the Minnesota Department of Human Services with the 2018 Movement of Hope Vision Award at a dinner gathering with the organization’s Board of Directors in March.
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota has presented the award annually, since 2007, to community leaders with exceptional public leadership that have brought to life the LSS vision that all people have the opportunity to live and work in community with full and abundant lives.
BRAINERD, Minn. – Spring might be around the corner, but the cold is far from over. Low income families in Crow Wing County are still at risk of Energy Assistance Program phishing scams.
To promote awareness of scams like this, the Federal Trade Commission declared the week of March 4 National Consumer Protection Week. As the Energy Assistance provider for Crow Wing County, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is sharing some advice for local consumers who might be seeking energy assistance this winter.