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Lutheran Volunteer Corps makes move to TC

The Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) was established by a single congregation, Luther Place Memorial Church, in Washington, D.C., in 1979. Since that time the organization has expanded to nearly 140 volunteers placed in 13 cities across the U.S.

While program staff have been hired to support volunteers in each placement city since the early 1980s, the staff leadership has been in a centralized office in the nation’s capital. That has changed this fall with the hiring of Amy Sutter as the director of development and Elodie Lee as development and communications associate and the establishment of an office at Luther Seminary in St. Paul.

Amy Sutter, LVC development director

“Obviously, there is a strong Lutheran base [of support] here,” Sutter told Metro Lutheran. “There is also a strong LVC alumni base here. And LVC has a responsibility to nurture and develop those relationships.”

Sutter maintains that support for LVC has ripple effects in communities of need. “When volunteers are placed with service or advocacy organizations, those groups have increased resources for meeting needs,” she said. “LVC makes a real difference.”

For more information about supporting LVC, contact Amy Sutter at LVC, Bockman Hall, Suite 248, Luther Seminary, 2375 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 or 612/280-3239.

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