LCC Chainsaw LERT Teams Deploy Today to Mountain, Wisconsin to
Help with Tornado RecoveryLutheran Church Charities has been invited by Pastor Andy Weden, Northern Wisconsin District Disaster Coordinator and Pastor Paul Scheunemann from Tabor Lutheran Church in Mountain, Wisconsin to deploy chainsaw Lutheran Early Response Teams (LERT) and much needed heavy equipment to help with tornado recovery. Mountain is a small rural town of approximately 850 people located in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin.
Kathy O’Day, LCC Director of Disaster Response has begun assessing the damage today and LCC LERT teams will be deployed to assist homeowners from August 22 through August 25 with chainsaw operators, draggers and heavy equipment, such as the boom lift, bobcats, tractors with grapples and the dump trailer.
LCC LERT Teams Complete Final Flood Recovery Workday in Steger, IllinoisLutheran Church Charities Disaster Response Lutheran Early Response Teams (LERT) completed the final flood recovery workday on Saturday, August 17 with Pastor Craig Meissner at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Steger, Illinois.
The following LERT teams were represented:
Immanuel, Steger – Pastor Craig Meissner, Paul Sengstock
Living Word, Orland Park – Pastor John Bucka, Ed Baids, Dale and Patricia Johnson
Shepherd of the Hills, McHenry – Ron Johnson
St. Paul, Rockford – Dean and Carol Ulrich
St. Peter, Hampshire – Dan and Bobbie Swyndroski
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Finish Second Week in El Paso, Texas to bring Comfort and Love to Individuals After Mass ShootingsFollowing invites to respond to a mass shooting that took place on August 3 in El Paso, Texas, Lutheran Church Charities deployed teams from August 5 through August 16. LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry teams continued to bring comfort last week to devastated individuals, families, and the first responders who serve their community.
Arriving on Sunday, August 11 for the second week of deployment, the teams started with their first visit, a vigil on Sunday night. The teams immediately experienced the warmth and appreciation of the El Paso people as over and over again, they received thanks and hugs for coming to help.
Matthew Warrick Approaching the End of His Hike on Pacific Crest Trail to Raise Funds for the LCC K-9 Ministry
Miles Hiked: 2,222.4 of 2,650
Matthew Warrick's journey on the Pacific Crest Trail approaches 2,230 miles after 88 days of hiking from the borders of Southern California/Mexico to Canada. He will be finishing his hike this week and is looking forward to sharing a recap of his adventures!
During his hike, Matthew is raising awareness and funds for the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. Matthew is a member of Bethany – Austin, Texas, home of LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs, Abner and Martha.
Matthew hopes to raise $10,000 for the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs but needs your help! Please prayerfully consider donating to help Matthew reach his fundraising goal.
Lutheran Church Charities is blessed to have more than 50 LERT teams who help people regardless of their ethnic background, social standing, or religious affiliation.
For LERT volunteers, disaster response is an essential relief and outreach ministry.
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When invited, Lutheran Church Charities responds to crisis situations within 24 hours of the time it is safe to do so.
Following tragic events, immediate response by LCC K-9 Ministries brings comfort to individuals and families directly impacted, first responders, and volunteers – always in the name of Jesus Christ.
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Launched in August 2008, the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is a national human-care ministry embracing the unique, calming nature and skills of purebred Golden Retrievers. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and handlers, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs and veteran handlers, and LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dogs and law enforcement officer handlers are a bridge for compassionate ministry, opening doors for conversation about faith and creating opportunities to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ.
Lutheran Church Charities is blessed to have more than 50 LERT teams who help people regardless of their ethnic background, social standing, or religious affiliation. For LERT volunteers, disaster response is an essential relief and outreach ministry.