Safe Rigging Techniques Help Homeowner with Multiple Fallen Trees
LERT Team and Western Michigan University Students Help Iraq War Veteran
Working Together to Help a Friend in Need
Helping an LCMS Church Organist
Lift Team Tackles Big Tree on Homeowner Roof
LCC thanks all of the LERT teams who have deployed to Panama City, Florida, for their dedication, tireless efforts, and compassionate hearts. Please keep the residents affected by Hurricane Michael in your prayers as they continue to face a long recovery.
LCC NID LERT Teams Arrive in Panama City, Florida, on Third Trip to Continue Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts
This team was able to return to a homeowner’s property that they had started on our team’s last trip a few weeks ago. They were very happy to be able to return and finish.
Almost every home and business has been affected in some way in Panama City and surrounding towns. The destruction is widespread, especially the tree damage. According to Pastor Ed Brashier, this has been the worst tree damage he has seen in 13 years of disaster response. He is very appreciative that we are willing to travel to assist in this area again for the third time since the hurricane hit. Our LERT teams are very willing to share the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those in need wherever we are invited to serve.
Please pray for the safety of the LERT volunteers deploying and keep the residents affected by Hurricane Michael in your prayers as they will continue to face a long recovery.
LCC NID LERT Teams Make Third Trip to Panama City, Florida, to Continue Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts
LCC NID LERT teams have been invited by Pastor Ed Brashier, Southern District Disaster Response Coordinator, to return for the third time to Panama City, Florida, to provide continued chainsaw assistance to those affected by Hurricane Michael. Eleven LERT certified chainsaw team members with heavy equipment will be deploying March 2 - 10 to Trinity Lutheran Church in Panama City.
Generosity from LCC Donors Continues to Help Students at Palm Bay Prep Academy Affected by Hurricane Michael
The school itself sustained much damage. They are a K – 12 charter school. They had to demolish their gym and one of the wings that had 18 classrooms. The remaining building still needs much repair. She said most of the students are behind where they should be academically, with most still showing signs of trauma and uncertainty.
The school district of Panama City has lost 5,000 students and have had to close 3 schools, laying off 320 teachers and staff. Palm Bay Academy has lost 55 students and will be facing possible layoffs next school year as well because of the loss of housing and jobs in their community.
Dr. Fontaine wishes to express her deepest appreciation for helping her students as they continue to recover from the effects of Hurricane Michael.
Helping individuals throughout the community recover from Hurricane Michael
LCC thanks the LERT team members who traveled to Florida to bring the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need. Your dedicated service brought hope to those still recovering from Hurricane Michael.
Please join LCC and our LERT teams as we continue to pray for those impacted by the storm.
Dr. Fontaine contacted Jan Boerman, Trinity Lisle team leader, to ask if any other assistance could possibly be provided to her students. She stated that many of these children are in desperate need of shoes and socks. She asked if it would be possible to provide a Walmart gift card for each student to purchase these needed items.
Through your generous donations, Lutheran Church Charities was able to support the Trinity Lisle LERT team in the purchasing and delivering of gift cards to Pastor Paul McComack to give to Dr. Fontaine for her students. Many of these students will now be receiving new shoes and socks for Christmas.