Kathy O'Day, Director of Disaster Response for LCC, was asked to join Rev. Brian Davies at Lord of Glory Lutheran Church, Grayslake, Illinois to recognize seven new LERT trained volunteers during both Sunday morning worship services. Kathy also led a class between services on what a LERT volunteer does to bring the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.
Rev. Davies encouraged members of the congregation to become LERT certified so they can become a LCC LERT team in the Northern Illinois District. Approximately 25 people attended the class and were very interested to hear how they, as the church, can respond to those in their congregation, community and beyond affected by a disaster. Many indicated they would like to become LERT certified and form a tea
LCC Responds to Massive Apartment Fire in Prospect Heights, Illinois
Jesus said: "For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you,
Do not fear; I will help you." Isaiah 41:13
Early this morning, the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Ruthie, Emma, Jacob (LCC Staff), Seth and Marie (Comfort Dogs in Training) visited one of the temporary housing shelters to bring comfort and hope to distraught families. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs will continue to visit shelters and on-site where the fires occurred.
The Comfort Dogs always bring relief to all of the first responders.
LCC Disaster Response is working with local response agencies, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, to provide resources for the displaced families. The LCC headquarters in Northbrook, Illinois, will serve as the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) location for the local agencies to deliver services to individuals and families.
LCC Disaster Response is working with local response agencies, the Red Cross, and other COAD partners to provide resources for the displaced families.
Please pray for everyone responding and impacted by this tragic fire. If you are so moved, please donate to help LCC help our closest neighbors as we bring the Mercy, Compassion, Presence, and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need.
Serving Together, Serving Others, in the Name and Presence of Jesus.
Lutheran Church Charities and the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry
It was a very informative and hands-on training. Groups were able to train with harnesses, safety equipment, and rigging to practice safe operation of the boom lift and rigging techniques while using the lift. LCC is equipping advanced chainsaw LERT team members with effective and safe knowledge vital for LERT volunteers to utilize when removing trees after storms.