LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Invited to Return to Boston for 2014 Marathon Print E-mail

LCC Continues to Bring the Mercy and Compassion of Christ as Boston Strong Moves On

LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs It's been a year since the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs began preparing for their work in Boston after the marathon bombing. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs have returned to Boston three times in the past year working with survivors, first responders, families, and students. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs' work continues as Boston and the world await this year's running of the Marathon.

This year, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Ruthie, Luther, Hannah, Rufus, Addie, and Maggie will be greeting people in Boston, and have a tentative schedule established, available at the link provided below. The First Lutheran Church of Boston will host the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs so please stop by. They are located at 299 Berkeley Street in Boston.

LCC K-9 Comfort DogsAt the Hynes Convention Center, they will be visiting the public alongside Bantry Bay Publishing, the company who facilitated publication of the book If Not for the Perfect Stranger - written about the lives of victims and heroes alike, who had risen to the challenge of helping those they saw most in need following the tragic events during the 2013 marathon.

Please consider supporting the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs' travels, as they continue to touch lives in Boston and beyond.

Click here to donate to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Travel Fund Click here to see the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs' Tentative Boston Schedule
Click here to "Like" the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs on Facebook
Click here for more information on the book If Not for the Perfect Stranger
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 09:35
Volunteering in Washington, Illinois - Saturday, April 12, 2014 Print E-mail
Washington, IL There is still much tornado clean up work to be done in Washington, Illinois and the weather is fabulous! Over 100 volunteers are registered and at Our Savior Lutheran Church to work in the neighborhood. Please keep the volunteers and Washington residents in your prayers as the rebuilding continues. View images
Last Updated on Saturday, 12 April 2014 15:20
LCC Kicks off Second LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Top Dog Training on Monday, April 7, 2014 Print E-mail
April 2014 LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Top Dog Training We kicked off our second LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Top Dog Training today with representatives from Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Dixon, Illinois, Trinity Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley, Arizona, Messiah Lutheran Church in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, St John Lutheran Church in Napa, California, Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Loudon, Tennessee, and Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Old Bridge, New Jersey! During this three day training, these future Top Dogs will learn all about having an LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry at their churches. They get hands on training with current K-9 Comfort Dogs during this process. We are excited to partner with these wonderful congregations as we expand the reach of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry across the country! Click here to donate to the K-9 Comfort Dog Fund
Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 16:51
LCC Welcomes 50 New LERT Trained Volunteers at St John's Lutheran Church in LaGrange, Illinois Print E-mail
On Saturday, April 5, 2014 LCC welcomed 50 new Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) volunteers. LCC Disaster Response staff member Roger Pollock led the training and was assisted by other LCC staff and volunteers. LCC has now trained over 1000 LERT volunteers that are ready to go and serve following a natural or man-made disaster similar to the work being done in Washington, Illinois following the November 2013 tornado. We thank St. John's Lutheran Church in LaGrange, Illinois for hosting this event. Click here to learn more about LCC Disaster Response LERT Trainings Click here to donate to the LCC Disaster Response Fund
Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 10:07
Tornado Recovery Efforts in Washington, Illinois Print E-mail

Volunteer for Relief Efforts in Washington IllinoisIf you are in need of relief assistance in Washington, click here to fill out a Request for Help form or call Lutheran Church Charities toll-free at (866) 455-6466

Registration is now open for the May Phase 2 workday in Washington, Illinois. It will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 8:30am - 4:30pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Our Savior Lutheran Church, Washington, Illinois and the surrounding people has been tremendously grateful for all the volunteers that have shown them love, compassion, and given the gift of their time to help them after the November 2013 tornado. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers! If you are able to help on May 10th please register HERE. Please arrive at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 8:30am. If you have any questions please contact Sherry at (866) 455-6466 or email Sherry at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Our Savior Lutheran Church
1209 Kingsbury Rd
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 444-4030


Click here to register as an individual

What can you do to help?

  • PRAY - Pray for all those experiencing loss from the tornadoes and those who are trying to help those who have suffered loss.
  • Volunteer - see links above to register to help
  • Support - Our Savior Lutheran, Pastor Heren and his family, and the others in the area who are in need of financial assistance as they try to clean up and rebuild.
  • Donate - 25-gallon tubs to be sent down with LERT teams as they help collect belongings of the people whose homes were damaged.
  • Care Cards - Here is an opportunity to provide Mercy and Compassion and Help to an individual or family right now! Click here for more information
  • Cards and Notes of Encouragement - to be posted on the wall at the church
  • Spiritual Care Kits (2-gallon bag including a Bible, Devotional, Notebook, Pen and a Cross or something to hang in a room) to give out to families
  • Prayer Shawls to give out to people in need

Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 11:21
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