Jim Brenneman remembers his parents’ words and actions and their significant impact on his attitude about charitable giving. “Mom and Dad certainly did not have an overabundance of free time or resources when I was young, but I regularly heard them say how blessed their lives had been and how important it was to‘give back.’”

As Jim and his wife Mary Jane began their lives together, they continued this legacy of giving. They wanted to be involved in their community and support organizations whose mission it is to improve the quality of life for others.

Through their Church, they became familiar with several Lutheran Social Service organizations. “With increased exposure we became more knowledgeable of Liberty Lutheran’s mission and the many services that make a vital difference in the lives of people who benefit from them,” Jim said.

Recently Jim and Mary Jane participated in Liberty Lutheran’s 2012 Annual Meeting and heard remarks from clients, staff and family members. “We learned about the support LCFS Foster Care workers provide for children who have no memoires of their childhood, the communities and families supported by Lutheran Disaster Response following the devastation of floods and fires, the Olney/Logan E3 students who are working towards a brighter future, and the many seniors and their family members who are confident in the excellent care and compassion the staff provide to residents living at Artman and Paul’s Run or the seniors receiving skilled care and support from Liberty at Home,” said Jim.

“We’ve learned about so many positive experiences from others; people whose family members have received valuable, high-quality services from Liberty Lutheran. I believe that by sharing the Liberty story we can encourage others to join us in our legacy of making a vital difference to those among us with the greatest needs.”