The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society is?the largest not-for-profit provider of senior care and services in America. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the Society operates centers throughout the United States. The Society’s founder, Reverend August “Dad” Hoeger, incorporated the society in 1922. The first home was opened in Arthur, North Dakota, on March 1, 1923. Since then, the Society has grown to operate over 250 centers and employ more than 24,000 people. Rev. August Hoeger worked as a pastor in North Dakota for several years in the early 1920s. During his tenure, the church undertook the task of raising money for a young boy in the parish who needed money to get to a hospital for treatment for his polio. The donations raised $2000 more than the boy needed to get treatment, so he suggested that the money go to help others with disabilities.