Today’s Front Line Hero is Luther Home of Mercy in Williston, OH, which is working to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those they serve. Luther Home of Mercy serves adults with developmental disabilities through a variety of ministries, including residential options, supported living, and day programs.
We sat down for a Q&A with Wartburg President and CEO Dr. David J. Gentner to get his thoughts on much-needed work Wartburg professionals have underway when it comes to caring for people at their most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic; the importance of related reporting; and seamless communication with people affected during this crisis.
Today’s Front Line Hero is Concordia Place, which reopened its doors on Monday, April 13th as an emergency childcare center for children of essential workers. Concordia Place provides community programs addressing key social needs for children, youth, adults, and seniors, with locations throughout Chicago, IL. Concordia Place is guided by the principle of being a “Place of Yes.” When they saw the need for childcare so parents could go to work, they responded, “Yes!”
Today’s Front Line Hero is Lutheran Social Services of Nevada (LSSN), for expanding their digital food pantry services during the COVID-19 pandemic. LSSN has operated a food pantry for more than ten years, serving members of their community who are food insecure. The food pantry offers fresh produce, meats, dairy, bread, and an array of non-perishable food items, and provides low-income shoppers with the dignity of choosing the foods they wish to eat.