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Lazarus Ministries at Grand Avenue Temple
November 30, 2010

Lazarus Ministries at Grand Avenue Temple does a fabulous job meeting the needs of people in the community by showing them the love of God. LM provides food, medical care, clothing, and provides an emergency winter shelter for women. But the most important things LM provides is love and compassion and a welcoming embrace. Those without a home who are otherwise invisible on the streets are welcomed into the fellowship of the church. Lazarus Ministries provides clothing in a unique way - by providing a personal shopper to help the guests pick out clothing from the "boutique" that will not only meet their needs but may also make them feel special. It is a blessing to have the opportunity to serve those in need and to see what a difference small gestures can make in their lives.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the joyful faces of some of the people who have enjoyed a meal at Lazarus Ministries. Also I've experienced this organization in seeing how truly dedicated supporters are in their commitment to provide for others.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase awareness of the organization and of the much needed services it provides in order to increase the donations so that Lazarus Ministries is able to grow and impact even more people.

More feedback

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

A former colleague of mine recommended me to the organization for a position on the board of directors.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

In the very short terms, top priority is providing meals to the emergency women's shelter which operates beginning December 1st.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Making sure there is sufficient funding to expand the services as the needs of the downtown community change.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I have worked on the 501(c)(3) application,fundraising activities, donated clothing, worked on the marketing campaign.