Congratulations to the Destination Imagination students at St. John Lutheran School for your continued advancement in this competition and for your support of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry.
Last week, sixteen LCC K-9 Comfort Dog teams from seven states came along side those who were grieving and in need, including:
The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and their handlers made a difference by offering prayers and comfort during a time of shock and tremendous sorrow for everyone in the Santa Fe community. Please continue to remember students and their families, staff, faculty, first responders and the Santa Fe community in your prayers.
LCC never charges those we serve. Your gifts to the K-9 Travel Fund are greatly appreciated. LCC also hands out stuffed dogs to those most affected by the shooting. That is made possible by your generous gifts. Thank you for your prayers and all of your support!
In order to provide a much safer and efficient way to clear damage following disasters, it is becoming increasingly apparent that a boom lift is greatly needed for extensive tree removal. It would allow the LERT chainsaw operator to control their workspace in tight or hard-to-reach areas, and to cross over or around obstacles and work hazards when removing damaged limbs or trees that are high above the ground. It would complete the process of providing a safe and well done job for a homeowner.
Ed Boerman, Lutheran Church Charities Chainsaw Instructor and ISA Certified Arborist, has proposed the purchase of a new Boom Lift at a cost of $33,400. It comes with hydraulic outriggers and automatic leveling to allow operation in under 30 seconds. It can be towed by anyone with a standard half-ton pickup truck. It will come with the necessary safety harnesses and upon delivery training will be provided. This investment will benefit many churches and homeowners as LCC LERT teams continue to offer a professional and safe means of providing disaster response services to those in need.
Please prayerful consider donating to help LCC Disaster Response support homeowners following a disaster.
Since Friday, the teams have been working with families and others affected by this tragedy at the Family Assistance Center set up by the Red Cross. They have also been working with first responders who bravely and without hesitation came to the aide of students, faculty, and staff.
Attending vigils and visiting other schools in the area, the comfort dogs have added much to comfort a devastated community. With prayer, the LCC K-9 Ministry handlers have consoled those grieving everywhere they go. After one encounter, a woman and her daughter remarked, “thank you so much; that was the best thing that happened to me today.”
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs in Santa Fe, Texas:
Abner (Bethany Lutheran - Austin, Texas)
Barnabas (Trinity – Hobart, Indiana)
Bekah (Immanuel – Belvidere, Illinois)
Cubby (Redeemer – Fort Collins, Colorado)
Damaris (Memorial Lutheran - Katy, Texas)
Eddie (Peace – Grand Island, Nebraska)
Elijah (Our Redeemer - Wichita Falls, Texas)
Gabriel (Messiah - Houston, Texas)
Comfort Dog in Training Joy
Lydia (Messiah – Lynnfield, Massachusetts)
Mahlah (Our Savior – Milford, Illinois)
Martha (Bethany Lutheran - Austin, Texas)
Moses (Christ Lutheran – Cairo, Nebraska)
Pax (St. Paul - Fort Worth, Texas)
Rufus (St. Mark – Edmond, Oklahoma)
Ruthie (LCC Staff)
Please continue to remember students and their families, staff, faculty, first responders and the Santa Fe community in your prayers.
LCC never charges those we serve. Your gifts to the K-9 Travel Fund are greatly appreciated. LCC also hands out stuffed dogs to those most affected by the shooting. That is made possible by your generous gifts.
Thank you for your prayers and all of your support!