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Tim Hetzner Talks About Relief Efforts in Washington, Illinois on KFUO Radio Morning Show 11-22-13
On Friday, November 22nd, KFUO radio show His Time host, Rev. Randy Asburry, talked with LCC President, Tim Hetzner. They discussed the recent relief efforts in Washington, Illinois following the Sunday, November 17th EF-4 tornado that struck the town. LCC's Disaster Response team has been working out of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Washington since that Sunday evening and has helped that church in recruiting Lutheran Early Response Team volunteers, relief volunteers, and is now working with Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle, Illinois to provide a FREE traditional Thanksgiving dinner for the entire community.
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Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 16:15
LCC President, Tim Hetzner, and K-9 Comfort Dog Handler, Barb Granado, Interviewed on KFUO's "His Time"
On Tuesday, August 20th, KFUO radio show, His Time, host, Rev. Randy Asburry, talked with LCC President, Tim Hetzner, and K-9 Comfort Dog handler Barb Granado. They discussed the recent article in Guideposts magazine highlighting Barb and K-9 Comfort Dog Hannah and their experience in Newtown, Connecticut responding to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Tim Hetzner discussed Lutheran Church Charities and the work we do with Pass-through Donations.
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Last Updated on Friday, 22 November 2013 08:29
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Return to West, Texas
On Saturday, June 14 the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs were recognized in Waco, Texas at a fundraiser put on by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans from Waco, Texas. A special thank you to Sharon from Thrivent for putting on this event and for all her work to make the event a reality. Their support will help the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ with more people in their time of need. Click the link below to see a news segment from Waco Channel 10 about the event.
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 07:57
Cesar's Way Magazine - A Healing Touch
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Brought Healing to Newtown, CT
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Hannah and Ruthie, along with LCC staff member Dona Martin, appeared in the April edition of Cesar's Way, the magazine from TV's Dog Whisperer. The article was focused on the healing touch that was provided by LCC and the Comfort Dogs.
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 19:59
Comfort Dogs From Illinois Extend Their Stay
Article on the Newtown Bee - newtownbee.com by Kendra Bobowick
Compassionate amber eyes beckoned to residents passing through the Edmond Town Hall lobby in late January. Prompting curious smiles were Addie, Luther, Maggie, Abbi, Isaiah, Ruthie, and Hannah, Lutheran Church Charities comfort dogs from Illinois.
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Invited to town by Christ The King Lutheran Church, the group, which was initially going to stay just a few days, is still offering its volunteer services in Newtown High School and the relocated Sandy Hook School.
Last Updated on Saturday, 02 March 2013 14:01
Chicago Tribune Features K-9 Comfort Dogs on Video and in Print
Comfort Dog Moses
LCC President Tim Hetzner on KFUO's The Morning Show - Wednesday, October 10, 2012
ABC 7 Chicago Reports on the Impact of the Closing of Dwight Correctional Center and the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry
LCC President Tim Hetzner on KFUO's The Morning Show with Rev Randy Asburry
K-9 Comfort Dogs Visit Trinity Genoa VBS and are Featured in Local Paper
Tim Hetzner and Jason Glaskey on KFUO Radio - July 4, 2012
Tim Hetzner and Kelly Netzband on KFUO - July 4, 2012
Northern Light - The Meagan Seals Story
Michigan In Touch - Stirred but not Shaken
Tim Hetzner Interview on KFUO - May 30, 2012
ABC 7 Chicago Visits LCC Office on the Anniversary of the Joplin Tornado
Tim Hetzner Interviewed on KFUO, Wednesday, March 21, 2012
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Featured Story on K-LOVE National
A Day in the Life of Gracie the Grade School Comfort Dog
Comfort Dogs Bring Support to Belvidere Students - WIFR Channel 23
ABC 7 Chicago Visits LCC Office for Disaster Response Interview with Tim Hetzner
Stephen Johnson - Reporter for Rockford CBS Affiliate WIFR Channel 23 Visits LCC Office for K-9 Comfort Dog Story
K-9 Comfort Dog Gracie Garners Media Attention in Davenport and Goes National with CNN
LCC President Tim Hetzner Speaks at ALMA Conference in St. Louis - Elected as Organization's VP
Lutheran Witness - January 2012
Reverend Hicham Chehab Makes the News as He Shares His Story
Tim Hetzner Interviewed on Moody Radio - Monday, August 8th
Tim Hetzner Interviewed on KFUO, Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Care Dogs Visit Zion Preschool
Because of the People
Comfort Dog Shami in the News
LCMS's Reporter on Spring Break Trips to Haiti
Tim Hetzner interview on KFUO, February 2, 2011
Daily Herald Article - LCC meets with FilterPure
LCC meets with FilterPure - Featured in Daily Herald
Daily Herald Article - Heartache in Haiti
KFUO Radio Interviews Tim Hetzner
The Peace of Dog ... I mean, God
Pioneer Press - Shami at St. John Darien
Thrivent Magazine - Spring 2010
LCMS World Relief and Human Care SHARING Newsletter - March/April 2010
Comfort Dogs in the News - March 2010
ABC7 Chicago News - Friday, February 4, 2010 - 6 pm
CBS 2 Chicago News - Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 10 pm
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- K-9 Comfort Dogs in the News
- 2014-02-21 Therapy Dogs visit students at Warrior Ridge Elem...
On Friday, Feburary 21, 2014, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Jessy, Jackson, and Louie spent the day at Warrior Ridge Elementary School in Warrenton, Missouri to comfort students following the murder of one of their classmates on Friday, February 14th. Thank you for your donations to help cover the travel expenses for the handlers. Please keep all who are affected by this tragedy in your prayers.
- 2014-02-19 K-9 Comfort Dog Phoebe Highlighted in Star-Telegr...
- 2014-01-15 Comcast - Wags "N" Tales Episode (Video)...
- 2014-01-15 Daily Herald - Harper College and LCC K9 Comfort ...
- 2014-01-14 Palatine Patch (Print)...
- 2013-12-26 Our Daily Bread Devotion (Print)...
- 2013 November - Costco Connection - Healing Heroes article (...
- 2013-08-24 Voices News.Com (Print)...
Comfort Dogs Returning to Newtown
- 2013-08-22 KAHS -TV (Video)
Healing paw helps community deal with pain and grief
- 2013-08-17 The Independent.Com (Print)...
G.I. church hopes to add canine unit
- 2013-08-15 The Newtown Bee (Print)...
Newtown Comfort Launching At Christ The King Church
- 2013-08-15 My Suburban Life.Com (Print)...
Volunteer pilot pairs up with furry friends to comfort Moore, OK after tornado
- 2013-08-13 Wicked Acton (print)...
'Comfort dogs' coming to Acton
- 2013-08-06 TribLocal (Print)
1st Responder Appreciation Sunday
- 2013-08-05 Daily Herald (Print)...
K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry recharged by convention in Roselle
- 2013-07-24 Wicked Hanover (Video)...
Comfort Dog visits Hanover Church
- 2013-07-24 Wicked Hanover (Print)...
Comfort dogs pay a friendly visit to Hanover
- 2013-07-14 Wicked Hanover Local (Print)...
Comfort dog coming to Hanover church
- 2013-07-05 Shine Radio Interview(Video)...
Appearance this morning on Radio Shines "Morning Show with Dan" with Pastor Tim Blau, LCC President Tim Hetzner and LCC Co-Director Rich Martin talking about Lutheran Church Charities (Part 1)
- 2013-07-05 Shine Radio Interview (Video)...
Appearance this morning on Radio Shines "Morning Show with Dan" with Pastor Tim Blau, LCC President Tim Hetzner and LCC Co-Director Rich Martin talking about Lutheran Church Charities and their Comfort Dogs. (Part 2)
- 2013-07-04 WGN Morning News (Video)...
Local comfort dogs travel to Arizona to help families of fire victims
- 2013-07-02 WGM News (Video)
Local dogs to comfort those dealing with Arizona fire
- 2013-06-17 Buzzfeed (Print)
51 Animal Pictures You Need To See Before You Die (LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Prince is number 46)
- 2013-06-15 KWTX (Video)
Waco: Comfort Dogs to Visit West Saturday
- 2013-06-17 Groomer to Groomer.com (Video)...
In Dogs We Trust
- 2013-06-12 Daily Herald (Print)...
COMFORT DOGS: Specially trained dogs help calm victims of tragedies
- 2013-05-23 Chicago Tribune (Print)...
Buffalo Grove company sends water to Oklahoma tornado victims
- 2013-06-08 ABC News.Com (Print)...
Therapy Dog's Retirement Honored in Indiana High School Yearbook
- 2013-06-06 Yahoo.com (Print)
School Comfort Dog 'Retires,' Gets His Photo In The Yearbook With The Seniors
- 2013-06-03 Globalanimal.com (Print)...
K-9 Comfort Dogs Help Tornado Victims
- 2013-06-02 Pantagraph.com (Print)...
Flick: That’s Zeke ... in Moore, Okla., Sandy Hook, and beyond
- 2013-05-31 Vetstreet.com (Print)...
Comfort Dog Gets His Own Comfort
- 2013-05-29 Talking Animals with Duncan Strauss (Audio)...
Richard Martin, Co-Director of Lutheran Church Charities’ K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry
- 2013-05-27 CBS Chicago (Print)...
Suburban Comfort Dogs Easing Pain Of Tornado Victims
- 2013-05-27 Care2.com (Print)
Comfort Dogs Assist Tornado Survivors
- 2013-05-23 Examiner.Com (Video)...
The Lutheran Church Charities arrives in Moore, Oklahoma with undivided love
- 2013-05-22: WGN News (Video)
Chicago group volunteers dogs to comfort tornado victims
- 2013-05-22: CNN (Video)
Comfort Dogs: The Calm After the Storm
- 2013-05-22 1011 NOW (Video)
Nebraska Comfort Dog Headed to Tornado-Damaged Areas
- 2013-05-22 MSN (Print)
Comfort dogs rush in to help in Moore, Okla.
- 2013-05-21 MNN (Print)
Why we turn to dogs when disaster strikes
- 2013-05-22: CBS Chicago (Print)...
Comfort Dogs Headed To Oklahoma To Help Tornado Victims
- 2013-05-21 WGN, Chicago (Video)...
Comfort Dogs from Illinois headed to help in Oklahoma
- 2013-05-21 Fox News Chicago (Video)...
Addison comfort dogs sent to console Oklahoma tornado victims
- 2013-05-18 Working Like Dogs.Com ( Radio)...
K-9 Comfort Dogs Soothe Survivors of the Boston Marathon and other Catastrophic Events
- 2013-05-16 Doggy Woof.com (Print)...
Comfort Dogs In Dire Need
- 2013-05-10 North Andover Patch (Video)...
Paws for Compassion: K-9 Comfort Dogs Visit Windrush
- 2013-05-09 TheDailyGolden.Com (Print)...
K9 Comfort Dogs and their Handlers Surprised on Good Morning America
- 2013-05-09 Seattle Dogspot.com (Print)...
K9 Comfort Dogs rewarded for helping tragedy victims
- 2013-05-09 Daily Herald (Print)...
Arlington Heights comfort dog, handler highlighted on 'Good Morning America'
- 2013-05-09 Senior Life Newspaper (Print)...
This retriever helps provide comfort
- 2013-05-08 NBC News (Video)
Comfort Dogs Visit NBC Nightly News
- 2013-05-08 MyStateline.com (Video)...
Belvidere Comfort Dog Appears on Good Morning America
- 2013-05-08 Good Morning America Live (Video)...
GMA LIVE! (05.08.13)
- 2013-04-17 Boston Barstool Sports. Com (Print)...
Breaking News: The Comfort Dogs Have Arrived!
- 2013-05-08 ABC Good Morning America (Video)...
K-9 Comfort Dogs Surprised on 'Good Morning America'
- 2013-05-08 WLS TV Chicago (print)...
Addison K-9 Comfort Dogs honored on 'Good Morning America'
- 2013-05-03 NBC Rock Center with Brian Williams...
Comfort Dogs for Everyone - see clip at 3:40
- Guideposts: Heaven-Sent Canine Comfort (print)...
- 2013-05-07 Watertown Tab (Print)...
Watertown companies team up to comfort community
- 2103-05-06 Nebraska, TV ( ABC) (Video)...
Moses Part 1
- 2013-05-06 Nebraska,TV (ABC) (Video)...
Moses Part 2
- 2103-05-06 Examiner.com
Inmate trained dogs present a win-win-win scenario
- 2013-04-23 Herald-News (Print)
Lockport pastor’s ‘comfort dog’ trains for rescue
- 2013-04-23 Religion Today (Print)...
Prayer Key to Boston's Recovery
- 2013-04-17 NBC Today Show (video)...
Acts of kindness: Bostonians take care of each other
- 2013-04-17 NBC Nightly News (video)...
A distraction from reality': Comfort dogs bring peace to Boston victims
- 2013-04-17 ABC News (video)
Dogs Comfort Bostonians After Marathon Bombings
- 2013-04-18 Associated Press (video)...
Therapeutic Dogs Comfort Boston After Blasts
- 2013-04-16 Huffington Post (video)...
Newtown Therapy Dogs Headed To Boston To Provide Comfort In Wake Of Boston Marathon Attack
- 2013-04-18 National Geographic (print)...
After the Bombing, Comfort Dogs Come to Boston
- 2013-04-18 Time NewsFeed (print)...
Therapy Dogs Arrive in Boston to Comfort Survivors of Marathon Bombing
- 2013-04-17 People Magazine (print)...
Comfort Dogs Help Those Grieving in Boston
- 2013-04-17 Boston Magazine (print)...
Go Hug a ‘Comfort Dog’ And Make Yourself Feel Better About Everything
- 2013-04-16 MSN (print)
Dogs provide safety and comfort after Boston Marathon bombing
- 2013-04-16 Grist (print)
Adorable therapy dogs bring comfort to Boston victims
- 2013-04-16 CuteOverload (print)...
THIS JUST IN: Comfort Dogs Headed To Boston
- 2013-04-18 BuzzFeed (print)
Meet Maggie, Addie, Luther, Ruthie, and Isaiah—the five golden retrievers trying to help Bostonians recover after the marathon bombings.
- 2013-04-18 Perez Hilton Blog (print)...
Comfort Dogs Help Grief-Stricken Bostonians
- 2013-04-16 NBC 5 Chicago (print)...
Comfort Dogs Travel to Boston After Bombings
- 2013-04-17 Daily Herald (print)...
Suburban Comfort Dogs head to Boston
- 2013-04-17 LCMS Blog (print)
LCC Comfort Dogs go to Boston
- 2013-04-16 VG Nett (print)
Trøstehunder» hjelper Boston-ofre
- 2013-04-18 Oregonian's Pet Blog (Print)...
K-9 Comfort Dogs deployed to Boston to provide furry solace to victims
- 2013-04-17 KISS FM Chicago (print)...
Chicago Area Comfort K-9s Headed To Boston
- 2013-01-11 Odyssey Network (Video)...
Comfort Dogs Aid Healing Process After Sandy Hook Shooting
- 2012-12-27 Daily Herald (print)...
What to do for Newtown? Three local organizations could use your support
- 2012-12-19 CNN Erin Burnett OutFront (video)...
'Comfort dogs' aid Newtown
- 2012-12-18 HLN Jane Velez-Mitchell (video)...
Service dogs bring comfort to Newtown
- 2012-12-18 NBC The Today Show (video)...
Therapy dogs arrive in Newtown to help with grief
- 2012-12-18 CNN AC360 Gary Tuchman (video)...
Comfort dogs bring joy to Newtown
- 2012-12-17 NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams (video)...
Making a Difference
- 2012-12-17 WGN News (video)
Therapy dogs from Chicago area offer comfort to residents in Newton
Read more at http://wgntv.com/2012/12/17/therapy-dogs-from-chicago-area-offer-comfort-to-residents-in-newton/#b2IdcytadtX6cpTJ.99
- 2012-12-17 - ABC 7 Chicago - Chuck Goudie from Newtown, Conn...
- 2012-12-16 CNN Don Lemon (video)...
CNN's Don Lemon Reports on the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs in Newtown, Connecticut
- 2012-12-20 Best In Show Daily (print)...
Dogs Provide Comfort in Newtown, Conn.
By Christi McDonald
- 2012-12-18 LCMS Reporter (print)...
LCC comfort dogs bring smiles back to Newtown
By Paula Schlueter Ross
- 2012-12-27 Darien Patch (print)...
Local Dog Brings Comfort to Newtown, Connecticut
Posted by St. John Lutheran Church
- 2012-12-19 USA Today (print)
'Comfort dogs' help Newtown deal with grief
Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY
- 2012-12-16 Northwest Indiana Times (print)...
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