Emergency Special Appeal LCC Helps Victims, Elderly, and First Responders Affected by the Northern California Fires
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you" Isaiah 43:1-2
LCC has been invited in (we only go where we are invited and never charge those we serve) to deploy and serve the victims from the fires and the first responders as well.
Here are the facts:
Our Mission is to Share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence, and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need, so we are deploying in shifts to serve those suffering from the devastating effects of this fire.
Please keep everyone who has been affected by the fires in your prayers as well as all the first responders who put their own lives in jeopardy to serve their communities. Please also pray for the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog teams as they begin deploying. We have some Comfort Dogs already on the ground serving as I write this. God ALWAYS provides, caring for His people in the midst of tragedy - and He will this time as well.
Thank you for all of your support in touching lives with the Presence of Jesus Christ - our only hope!
Ed Boerman, Lutheran Church Charities Chainsaw Instructor/ISA Certified Arborist, and Derek Kowalczyk, Rigging & Climbing Instructor, developed the LCC LERT manual and trainings for Boom Lift Operation and Safety and Rigging & Knots. A total of 17 advanced chainsaw LERT volunteers attended the 2 day extensive trainings to be able to safely operate the boom lift and serve as ground crew when it is in use.
Lutheran Church Charities also purchased the recommended safety equipment that will remain with the lift for operators to use. This includes safety harnesses with fall protection, lanyards, two-way radio headset communication system, and a first aid kit with trauma packs. Each operator and ground crew will also have their own personal protection equipment, chainsaws and ropes to use.
When disasters strike, Lutheran Church Charities has 382 LERT certified chainsaw operators in the Northern Illinois District to respond quickly to serve those affected and to deploy to other districts as called upon after a disaster. They currently bring chainsaws, wedges, spring poles, rigging equipment, safety harnesses, and miscellaneous power and heavy equipment. Now they will be able to bring the boom lift as well.
All of these trained LERT team volunteers respond with the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those affected by extensive tree damage from a storm, tornado, or hurricane. Please prayerfully consider donating to help LCC Disaster Response support homeowners following a disaster.
LCC K-9 Ministries would like to invite you to the 2018 LCC K-9 Conference Meet and Greet!
This is a special invitation to all of you who have so faithfully supported Lutheran Church Charities, enabling us to respond to crisis and disaster situations with the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ.
This is one way we want to say Thank You!
On Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27, LCC will host its 7th Annual K-9 National Conference. Comfort Dogs, Kare 9s, and K-9 Police Ministry Dogs and handlers from over 20 states will come together to learn more about the ways we can positively influence a lost, hurting and confused world.
Thursday night is open to the public!
Join us to meet the LCC K-9s and their ministry teams from across the country!
Date: Thursday, July 26 Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
The Hilton Chicago/Northbrook
2855 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Northbrook, IL 6006
For more information, please call LCC at 866-455-6466 or email LCC@LutheranChurchCharities.org
Prospect Heights Mayor Nicholas Helmer asked Lutheran Church Charities to help provide support to these families and over 150 first responders from 50 local departments who bravely responded to the fire. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs always bring relief to all of the first responders. They also continue to bring comfort and hope to the distraught families