Huntley Storm Tuesday Night - LCC Disaster Response Responds Wednesday Morning with Boots on the Ground and Continue to Work Each Day
An elderly woman named Bessie was just about to sign the work order with a tree company that would have cost her $3,000 to remove downed trees on her property when she connected with Kathy O’Day who offered her assistance. Bessie is a neighbor of a member from Trinity Lutheran Church who asked LCC to help alleviate the financial burden. “I can’t believe you will do this for free,” said Bessie. “Thank you, thank you!”
Larry is 83 years old and on oxygen. You couldn’t even see his house because of all of the fallen trees. While LCC LERT team members worked in his front yard, Larry sat bundled up on the porch to watch smiling and in amazement of the clean-up effort. “I can’t believe this; this is so wonderful,” said Larry. Whenever the LERT team members took a water break, they would sit on the porch and visit with Larry who just kept thanking them.
LCC LERT teams were able to finish 3 job sites on Thursday. Teams will continue to deploy on Friday and Saturday to work on 12 more sites with more requests for assistance anticipated.
Lutheran Church Charities and our LERT teams continue to show the mercy, compassion, presence, and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need. Your donations will directly assist individuals and families affected by the storm in Huntley and its surrounding community.
Thank you for all of your support in touching lives with the Presence of Jesus Christ – our only hope.
Peace in Jesus Christ,
President / CEO
Lutheran Church Charities
Unfortunately, Hurricane Florence flooding will be soon be affecting South Carolina by the end of this week. Myrtle Beach has been issued a mandatory evacuation order beginning tomorrow. Flood waters are expected to reach 10+ feet over flood stage by Friday morning, which will put water up to many roofs of homes and businesses. Deaconess Hiller stated, “the LCMS church there expects to be underwater by next weekend and a total loss. This has just been devastating to slowly watch water levels rise and homes being destroyed. But it is also good to see the church and people responding with help and love to those in need. But this will be a long recovery and help needed for quite some time.”
Lutheran Church Charities and our LERT teams are prepared to go to show the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need. They have lost much and are in need of assistance from the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence.
Dear Leah and Addie,
Thank you for visiting our school today and providing solace and love to our students. Your warm smiles and just relax attitude really helped everyone feel much needed ease.
Your caretakers love you very much and be sure and thank them as well for taking the care to respond to our needs. Hoping the late afternoon allowed some GOPLAY time for such a dynamic duo.
It meant a lot to see the care you all gave to our students.
6A Team Leader/ SS Teacher
Doherty Middle School