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Urgent Appeal to Bring LCC Comfort Dogs to Earthquake Victims in Napa Valley Area Print E-mail
earthquake damage Napa, CA LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs have been invited to come to St. John's Lutheran Church in Napa, California and the surrounding area as soon as possible due to the earthquake that hit on Sunday morning. A team of four LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and handlers will arrive in Napa later this afternoon.

Yesterday LCC received a phone call from Pastor Mark Heine and Rev. Michael Schmid - Pastors at St. John's Lutheran Church and School in Napa, California - asking for LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs to come to be with families in their church and community who are beginning to feel the emotional effects of the recent earthquake that hit the area earlier this week.

earthquake damage Napa, CAThe District President, Rev. Bob Newton, also asked that we come in to help them with the recovery. They are asking that we come as soon as possible and stay through next Wednesday, September 4.

Pastor Heine told LCC that clean-up is well underway. Everybody is working to regain some sense of normalcy to routine, but nerves are frayed, especially with aftershocks that continue to strike the town.

Children and adults are having trouble sleeping and many people will not even enter their owns homes for fear that they are no longer safe. School children of all ages are frightened when dropped off for school and parents are nervous about separating from their children. The hospital staff is stressed and first responders are experiencing heightened stress due to the earthquake.

Building inspections are being expanded beyond the severely hit downtown area, where many historic, old building suffered structural damage (see video captured via drone).

earthquake damage Napa, CAA growing number of people are being told their homes are no longer safe to live in and will need to find temporary living arrangements.

Through it all, St. John's still held their morning worship service on Sunday, just five hours after the earthquake hit. Pastor Heine wrote that it was "a time to worship our Creator and Protector, our Refuge and to minister to each other."

As in any disaster, it causes intense anxiety as to what has happened and what could still happen. This is particularly true with children. As Christians, we cannot explain why something happened but we can bring and point to the hope we have in Jesus Christ and share His mercy and compassion to those who are suffering.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. - Psalm 46:1-3

earthquake damage Napa, CAPlease keep everyone in the earthquake area in your prayers. LCC President Tim Hetzner along with staff members Dana Yocum and Dan Fulkerson will be leaving this afternoon, Thursday, August 28, for Napa. They will be accompanied by LCC volunteer K-9 handlers Lynn Buhrke, Toni Bazon and LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Shami (St. John, Darien), Isaiah (Holy Cross, Portage, IN), Luther and Ruthie. LCC never charges those we serve and rely on the support of others to help cover transportation costs. Thank you for your support.

You can contribute by:
Donating online:
Napa K-9 Comfort Dog Travel Fund
Donating by mail (please put "K9 Napa Travel Fund" in the memo line):
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Donate by phone: (866) 455-6466

Click here to donate to the K-9 Comfort Dog Napa Travel Fund View photos of the damage in Napa
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 21:18
 
UPDATE on Joliet Print E-mail
Joliet Cleanup Early Thursday morning LCC deployed LERT chainsaw teams to help with clean-up in the Joliet area.

On Monday afternoon, Joliet was struck by two microbursts. The sustained winds toppled many trees. While public works did help to clean out some of the damage LERT chainsaw teams were asked to come in and help.

What started out as two jobs quickly became seven. Many people living in the affected are are retired and live on a fixed income of $800 a month and cannot afford to have the downed trees and branches removed professionally.

While the chainsaw teams have been hard at work cleaning up, the area there is work that sill needs to be done. LCC is now looking for cutters and draggers to work this Saturday (8/30) on two large jobs. If you are able to help out in this area please follow the link below and fill out the form to help spread the Mercy and Compassion of Christ Jesus to those in need

Register to Help in Joliet Donate to the LCC Disaster Relief Fund View Pictures from the Clean up on Thursday (8/28) Read the Original Story
Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 06:08
 
Haiti in Desperate Need of Basic Supplies Print E-mail
On Tuesday, August 26, LCC received the following request:
Greetings in the name of our Savior.

The building projects were finished with LCMS in Haiti over a year ago when the funds ran out from LCMS - but we still have needs with our people.

Haiti Girl with Food

Many people are still asking for a house as they continue to live in tents, some have needs for repair to their roof and so on. LCMS built over 100 houses. The numbers of people living in the tent cities has gone down, but there are still many living in tents.

Haitian Kids with Food

The environment change in some areas is bad. Like, in Jacmel the biggest problem, that those people have now, no latrine for more than 200 families. As many nonprofit organizations leaving the country, so many of them, parent and kids ask for food, clothes, shoes because they have no job or work. The church sometimes distributes shoes to them, we give what we have, we preach, evangelizing , teaching.

The water filter is very good, if we can have 500 that will be very useful ($45 ea). We need bigger one for the school and orphanage. ($750 ea.)

Tim with Kid
    Our need now:
  • 200 toilets (latrine) cost $400 each
  • Feeding some kids at the tent city with $2.50 ea. Child - we have more than 100 to feed 2 times per week.
  • 500 water filter
  • Have a community store we people at the tent city can buy food for less price.
  • Have some school supplies for the school opening.
  • Goat project $40 to 50 per goat
Please follow the links below to donate what you can: Donate to help feed the children
Donate to help purchase a goat
Donate to help purchase water filters for schools
Donate to help purchase water filters for families
Donate to help build toilets
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 08:21
 
LCC Adds Four New States to the Comfort Dog Ministry With Placement of Five Dogs Print E-mail

Lydia Comfort Dog Becomes First LCC K-9 Comfort Dog in Massachusetts

Lydia's Passing of the Leash

On Sunday, August 24, Lydia Comfort Dog was welcomed into her new home at Messiah Lutheran Church in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.

LCC K-9 Director Rich Martin officially passed the leash to Top Dog Joyce Sauca, Pastor Jeremy Pekari and the K-9 Ministry Team from Messiah. Also on hand to welcome Lydia to New England were members from the K-9 team in Newtown, Connecticut and Maggie Comfort Dog (Christ the King, Newtown, CT). Lydia will be used in outreach in North Boston and the greater Boston area.

Be sure to follow her adventures on her Facebook page.

New Jersey Welcomes First LCC K-9 Comfort Dog

Lily's Passing of the Leash

On Sunday, August 24, 2014, LCC did the official Passing of The Leash for Lily Comfort Dog and the Ministry team at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Old Bridge, New Jersey. Lily is the first Comfort Dog placed in New Jersey and we are looking forward to the new opportunities in this state.

LCC staff members Dona Martin, Rich Martin, Jeanne Moore and K-9 trainer Terry Ressler spent three and a half days training with the caregivers and handlers for Good Shepherd.

Messiah Lutheran Church in Lynnfield, Massachusetts had their caregivers and handlers trained with the team from Good Shepherd as well.

In God's perfect plan Terry Ressler (Immanuel, Belvidere) was able to pass Lily's leash to his son Pastor Phil Ressler.

Be sure to follow her adventures on her Facebook page

Read the MyCentralJersey.com article on Lily Comfort Dog

Rufus Comfort Dog Expands K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry to Oklahoma

Rufus's Passing of the Leash

On Sunday, August 24, 2014, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Rufus was officially placed at St. Mark Lutheran Churchin Edmond, Oklahoma.

LCC Staff member Sherry Bolosan was present at the Passing of the Leash and welcomed St. Mark as an affiliate member of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry.

LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs: Phoebe (St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Worth, TX); Louie and Jackson (Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin, MO); Moses (Christ Lutheran Church, Cairo, NE); and Eddie (Peace Lutheran Church, Grand Island, NE) joined Rufus to help celebrate the big day.

It was a thrilling day for St Mark as they welcomed LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Rufus and kicked off their Comfort Dog Ministry. On Saturday, August 23, Rufus and his “Partners in Comfort” visited the local children's' hospital to bring comfort to those who are hurting. After the Sunday service the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs then welcomed the kids back to Sunday School and spent time visiting with the members of the congregation. Edmond, Oklahoma loves having Rufus in their community and is quickly embracing him, keep up with him by following him on his Facebook page!

With the placements of Noah Comfort Dog (Timothy Lutheran, St. Louis) and Rosie Comfort Dog (Atonement Lutheran, Columbus, OH) last weekend, LCC has officially placed five dogs in two weeks. The placements of Rufus, Lily, Lydia and Rosie (August 17) added four new states to the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry now has 50 dogs placed in 15 states.

Donate to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:41
 
El Comedor Popular Soup Kitchen in Need of a New Freezer to Continue to Feed the Homeless in Chicago Print E-mail
El Comedor St. Matthew Lutheran Church El Comedor Popular Soup Kitchen's old freezer stopped working after being used for the storage of food items used to cook hot meals for thousands of homeless and hungry families through the last years. It is in need of replacement with a new freezer. St. Matthew volunteers would prefer a large upright freezer to prevent damage to the meat and other food items that are bought for cooking of food that continues to be served to the homeless and unemployed week after week. The media recently reported that in the United States one family out of seven need help with food. Any cooperation to help with a new freezer will be deeply appreciated. Donate to Help El Comedor Get a New Freezer
 
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