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7.9.18 / Donate

Meet Martin Friedman, Legacy Society Member

I made my first commitment to God’s Love thirty years ago, in 1988. My friend who was very sick with AIDS had been in the hospital – he had not been eating and he had lost a lot of weight. The disease had ravaged him. I was with him the day he got home from the hospital and the bell rang – God’s Love was there with a meal. I will  ever forget the look of joy on his face when he opened the package, sat down and started to eat. He just devoured the meal. It was so wonderful to watch.

When I realized who God’s Love was, I said to myself that as soon as I retired I was going to do what I can do for God’s Love. Sadly, my friend received just one more meal delivery before returning to the hospital where he died a few days later.

Fast forward twenty years and, true to my word, I called God’s Love the day I retired. I started volunteering and I haven’t looked back. For the past nine years, I’ve been volunteering three days a week. I’ve got my Monday family, Tuesday family, and Wednesday family!

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve seen God’s Love accomplish so much and feed so many. I am deeply committed to making sure we can continue our important work. I decided to join the Legacy Society because I wanted to ensure the future of God’s Love. I’m an only child and I don’t have a large extended family. I want to pass on what I have to what I feel is my family: God’s Love. Hopefully my legacy continues through God’s Love.

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