August 2014



In This Issue
Creating Healthy Habits in Camden
News To Share
Brick Appeal & Golf Outing Support Those In Need
Quick Links


Lutheran Disaster Response 



We see them in the movies .... and watch them on TV, but rarely do we personally know a superheroUntil now!
This is Diego Aquino, maintenance superintendant at Mt. Olive Senior Residence in Flanders, NJ. Last month Diego was in the hallway of Mt. Olive, on the second floor, around 12:30pm, when he noticed a "Meals on Wheels" lunch hanging on a residents' door. Diego had a feeling something was wrong, so he knocked on the door. 
He knocked and shouted, and no one answered. He tried his key but the chain was on the door. He phoned the property manager, Carolyn Swenson, but she had just left for lunch. Mt. Olive has a rule that two people always go into an apartment if they suspect trouble, so Carolyn immediately turned around to assist Diego. 
He broke the chain and found the resident unconscious in a chair in her living room. He called 911 and the rescue squad arrived in just a few minutes. They gave her oxygen and she did not revive. She barely had a pulse. Diego knew she was diabetic so they tested her blood sugar and it was very low. They started an IV and she was revived in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.  
The policeman on the scene that day expressed to Carolyn that if it had not been for Diego's quick actions, the resident would have died. 
Our resident is going to be fine, thanks to Diego's heroic act. On behalf of the resident's family and everyone at LSMNJ, we proudly salute Diego Aquino for going above and beyond his daily duties and for the compassion he has for the residents at Mt. Olive Senior Residence.  
LSM of Camden's Summer Garden Camp Gets A "Green" Thumbs Up From Gallagher Benefits
A very special 'thank you' to the employees of Arthur J. Gallagher Benefits, Mid-Atlantic team, who volunteered their time to help LSM of Camden campers plant garden boxes filled with vegetable plants and flowers to take home and hand out to local LSM of Camden residents. They also generously donated more than 50 grocery bags of food to the residents of LSM of Camden's affordable family housing community.  Read more.
Your Donation = Assistance for Seniors & Children In Need


Annual Brick Appeal

Memorialize a loved one, or honor an important milestone for someone special in your life, and see your support assist another person in need. Funds raised through our annual brick appeal support the Good Samaritan Fund, which provides much needed assistance to residents at Crane's Mill and Lutheran Crossings, who are unable to afford healthcare services.


By purchasing an engraved brick to be displayed in one of two brick gardens, you are sharing your gift with someone in need. Purchase your memorial brick today!  Orders due by August 30th. Contact the Foundation at 609-699-4115 for more details. Download the order form.   





Need a Day Out of the Office?

If you've never joined us for a day of golf - what's holding you back? LSMNJ's Annual Fall Golf Classic at the Burlington Country Club is a great way for business professionals to network and support a charitable mission.


Sign up today to partner with us and support LSMNJ programs that help children in crisis!




Monday, September 29, 2014

11:30am Registration & Lunch
12:30pm Shotgun Start, Scramble Format
5:30pm-7:00pm - Dinner & Award Reception

Contact 609.699.4115 for registration and partnership info or click here. 


Through the power of the Holy Spirit, and in response to God's love as revealed in the Gospel, the mission of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey is to serve those in New Jersey who hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices.
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