Central City Lutheran Mission Shelter Appeal

To donate online please visit our CCLM donation page Here.

For over 25 years CCLM has served the vulnerable in San Bernardino, primarily through 70 shelter beds for homeless men. In order to continuing serving this population, it is imperative our shelter is brought up to code.

We have an opportunity to achieve this goal at a very reasonable cost. LSS is once again partnering with HomeAid, a leading nonprofit that builds and renovates shelters across America, to construct a brand new shelter on the open lot next to the mission.

There will still be 70 beds, along with showers and bathroom facilities. This is the first phase of a long-range plan to provide supportive housing. We are scheduled to break ground in 2018, with a target completion date of Winter, 2019.

In the meantime, we will continue to provide community services like the classes we offer, thrift store, and after-school homework assistance program, in support of the worshipping community.

The Lutheran community has been a vital part of CCLM’s past, and now we need your continued support to ensure its future. We only need $150,000 to reach our goal.

If every congregation pledges $500, $10 a week, by the end of this year we will reach our goal of $150,000. Please share the CCLM story with your family and network, and prayerfully consider our request.

– In His Service, Ron Drews, President/CEO

To donate online please visit our CCLM donation page Here.

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Thank you to our donors

Philip & Terry Allen

Anderson Family Charitable Fund


Delores Bailey

Biron Bauer

Theresa Berg

Corinne Bjerke

Ronald & Maria Biang

Ron Bottorff

Dorothy Bowen

C & E Cannady

City of San Bernardino Finance Department

CPPS Heritage Mission Fund

Susan Dahlin-Nosches

Patricia Digre

Ron Drews

Donald Drost

Eden LC, Riverside

Jay Egenes

Gloria Espeseth

Donald Fair

Denise Felli

Noah Fleiss

Frederick & Barbara Gable

Earnest & Dorothy Garcia

B & C Gates

E and P Gruenler

Meredith Hall

Carol Hartman

Hans Heimburger

Kristin House

Allen Huotari

Rosalyn Marie Jazwiec

Brian & Lori Johnson

Larry & Salley Johnson

Lori Johnson

Elisabeth Kempe-Olinger

Patricia & Tammy Kortlander

Susan Kroeger

Susan Lamb

Roger and Peggy Luebs

Lutheran Church of Our Savior, San Bernardino

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Huntington Beach

Marcia Mcafee

Dorothy McKenny

Barbara Metzger

Doris Miller

E. Miller

Robert & Rhonda Mueller

Bernice Muller

David Nagler

A. Nelson

Larry & Jane Anne Pelletier

Helen and Maile Pingel

Bert Pipal

Virginia Puehler

Bruce Radloff / Medical Discount Marketing

Rock of Foothills LC, La Verne

Harriet Roggenbuck

Patrick and Diana Rollins

Mary & Michael Rust

San Marcos LC

Paul Saueracker

Dorothy Seboldt

John Senter

Greg Shepherd

Jeanne Shimonishi

Daniel Soto

Spirit of Peace LC, Big Bear

St. Olaf LC, GG

St. Peter by the Sea, San Diego

Sydney Stein Revocable Trust

W. E. Swanson

Bishop Andrew Taylor

Sandra Thornton

Trinity Evangelical LC, Riverside

Richard Trubey

Lillian Van Epps

Michael & Barbara Wilson

Kristin Wudel

Lynee Zellhart

Lutheran Social Services of Southern California is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
All donations are tax deductible in full or in part.
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Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
Become an Ally

Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!