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LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
February 8, 2011

I have long supported this organization through both volunteering and financial resources. LSS Community Care Centers serve the poor, homeless, almost homeless with groceries, clothing, counseling, budgeting, finding housing, mental health programs, showers and so many other things. LSS has a very small management group and many volunteers, so your donations are not swallowed up in administration, but actually get to those in need.

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I've seen the gratitude in the eyes of those we help as I served a Christmas dinner to homeless people.

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The staff at the LSS Community Care Centers do so much with so little, and the need is so great, particularly in this poor economy. We need financial help to be able to serve more folks in need.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I volunteer, help with fundraising and serve on the board of directors.

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OPERATION GRATITUDE INC
February 8, 2011

Operation Gratitude packages care kits for members of our military who are in harms way overseas- mostly Iraq and Afganistan, but other places as well. The care kits include CD's, DVD's, candy, cookies, books, personal toiletries, scarves, beanie babies, and other items that are donated. The kits are packaged by very large numbers of volunteeers- sometimes upwards of a thousand volunteers will show up on a Saturday to help. The committee is very well organized and once things start rolling in the morning, everyone gets a job, and the operation works like a clock. It is absolutely amazing how many packages get packed. This is a wonderful organization with a wonderful goal of serving our troops.

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I've read many of the thank you letters sent by our service people thanking the organization for their packages and for our support.

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I don't know how I could improve this organization. They do wonderful work.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I've done many different jobs from working the assembly line to filling out address labels, to writing letters, and taping boxes.

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