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7-year-old honored for for his birthday gift to Lutheran Home

Noah Metro was recently one of three nominees recognized this year at The Lutheran Home Association’s annual board and leadership retreat May 16 in Bloomington, Minn.

Noah Metro celebrated his seventh birthday with a unique party: His friends brought donations instead of gifts. The Metros collected $71 for The Lutheran Home: River Falls.

Noah Metro was recently one of three nominees recognized this year at The Lutheran Home Association’s annual board and leadership retreat May 16 in Bloomington, Minn.

Noah’s mom, Heidi, said Noah chose The Lutheran Home because his kindergarten class sang for the residents there over the holidays last year.

“It made a really big impact on him,” Heidi said. “He asked if he could give the money to them.”

“It’s just a neat thing, and great parenting,” said The Lutheran Home’s Recreation Therapy Assistant Dave Noack. “It’s fostering that kind of attitude that makes the world a better place.”

The awards were presented by Michael Klatt, President and Chief Executive Officer. The purpose of the Care of the Soul Leadership Award is to recognize men and women who faithfully serve the Lord and provide leadership in the area of special ministries with an emphasis on:

  • Creating public awareness about these ministries in congregations and individuals.

  • Sharing the Gospel with those populations often forgotten.

“The Care of the Soul Leadership Award provides an opportunity for TLHA to show appreciation to individuals and to thank God for providing faithful servants in the work of His Kingdom,” Klatt said. “We acknowledge these gifts of time, talents and treasure are blessings from our Lord.”

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