LMM shelter has been going through a transition in these few weeks to adjust to the COVID-19 situation.
Census has been reduced in the shelter with 90+ men going to a hotel setting. The shelter is in need of donations and off-site volunteers.
The needs that have surfaced are:
Toiletry items, preassembled in Ziplock bags
Shampoo (travel or full-size)
Toothbrush, small toothpaste
Disposable razors, shaving cream
Combs & picks or brushes
Soap, bar, body wash
Pocket size Kleenex pack
Shaving supplies are one of the most essential items, as facial hair is an extra risk factor for contracting the Coronavirus.
Also, LMM is looking for volunteers to sew face masks for at-risk clients in the men's shelter, family overflow shelter, youth shelter, and also for associated staff in the shelters.
If you are interested in finding out more on how to help, contact Lydia Bailey, Coordinator of Volunteers at LBailey@lutheranmetro.org so she can provide you with more information and send along helpful details.
To reduce people being out in public, donations (masks and toiletries) can be mailed to:
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Men's Shelter
2100 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114
Attention: David Blunt, Operations Director
Visit LMM's website to learn more about what LMM is doing to best prepare for COVID-19.