Today’s Front Line Hero is Inspiritus, which is working around the clock to help stabilize individuals and families who are on the precipice of falling into economic hardship, and supporting foster children throughout the pandemic.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Lyngblomsten, which is engaging seniors in art projects and helping keep their spirits high. Though Lyngblomsten had to cancel its annual Mid-Summer Festival, it reminded its residents of the community connection through the “Stepping Together” stepping stones that were recently placed on campus.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, whose Bayada Hospice is organizing fun events for its residents, like the recent Star Wars window visit. A group of volunteers dressed as Star Wars characters visited a resident and lifelong fan of the movie franchise through his window.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Graceworks Lutheran Services, which is going above and beyond to address the social and emotional needs of its employees. Graceworks created the Supporting the Holistic and Individual Needs of Employees (SHINE) program, and was named one of Dayton’s Healthiest Employers in 2020.
Today’s Front Line Hero is St. John’s United, which is recognizing its direct care staff as superheroes and supporting the next generation of nurses. St. John’s United started an apprentice program to train future nurses and support them through college.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, which is supporting people without homes in Cleveland through the pandemic. LMM is managing more than 200 hotel rooms that are housing people who wouldn’t otherwise have shelter so they can effectively isolate and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida, which is helping supply food to its neighbors. Thanks to the generosity of the community and commitment of LSS to supporting families in need, LSS was able to distribute eggs, milk, meat, cucumbers, beans, watermelon, and dry goods to 200 families in the community just last week.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Lutheran Services Florida, which is providing services to people facing mental health challenges and addiction to prevent them from entering the criminal justice system. . To ensure that the community’s mental health needs are adequately met, LSF is partnering with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on a co-responder program.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Ecumen, which is finding innovative ways to connect seniors and families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Shelley Kendrick, President and CEO of Ecumen, spoke about the organization’s commitment to social connection and innovation on WCCO | CBS Minnesota’s “Mid-Morning” show.