DISTINGUISHED 2015 VOLUNTEER
Bill Hough, Rapid City
Each year, Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota recognizes a distinguished volunteer in honor of outstanding service and support to LSS.
Bill Hough of Rapid City was recognized as the LSS Distinguished Volunteer of the Year. He fulfilled his second three-year term on the LSS Foundation board, serving from 2009 to 2014. As a retired investment broker, Bill’s depth of financial knowledge has been invaluable. He has been a mentor for development staff, an advocate for those we serve, and a visionary and inspirational leader in the community for LSS. Bill believes in the mission of LSS and has made it his personal mission to inform others about the many LSS services.
“The ministry of LSS would not be possible without the many partnerships and support from congregations, businesses and thousands of individuals,” says Betty Oldenkamp, President/CEO. “We are blessed and honored to recognized Bill Hough, Xcel Energy, Canton United Methodist, Bethany Reformed and Our Savior’s Lutheran as Distinguished Partners.”
Each year, employees, volunteers, organizations, community and corporate partners and many others support LSS in a variety of ways—building a strong foundation and tradition of serving those in need. The results of their actions cannot possibly be calculated numerically. Yet their efforts are vital in helping individuals, families and communities find inner strength during difficult and challenging times. LSS is grateful for all who have given in one way or another.
Lutheran Social Services is a private non-profit social service agency. Last year, 56,212 lives were touched through a variety of services offered through LSS statewide. Core services offered by LSS include adoption, pregnancy counseling, foster care, kinship services, childcare & education, disaster response, mental health counseling, Fatherhood & Families, Center for Financial Resources, residential services for children & youth, detention alternatives, independent living services for young adults, mentoring, Center for New Americans and affordable housing. LSS serves people of all ages, races, faiths and economic levels with professional, confidential and affordable services. LSS services are licensed by the State of South Dakota and accredited by the Council on Accreditation.
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