While serving with the Navy during the 1940’s, Lois came to know The Salvation Army through a program where doughnuts were given to the sailors. Consequently, both Lois and her husband, Paul, have been long time supporters and volunteers for The Salvation Army. In 1948 both completed their undergraduate studies, with Paul graduating from Ohio University and Lois graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University. In 1952, Paul and Lois were married and began working in the family dry cleaning business that Paul’s father established in the 1920’s. They hope that their gift will help those in need and spread the gospel in the Lorain, Ohio area.