Urgent Appeal: LCC Disaster Response Deploys to Jefferson City, Missouri & Linwood, Kansas
“How Long, O Lord?” Psalm 13:1
A heartfelt thank you for your support of our deployment this past Memorial Weekend to Watseka, Illinois. We were on the ground Friday through Sunday, and because of the outpouring of support – both people and resources – we were able to finish all the affected areas from the 90mph winds that went through that area! All of you are a blessing to them and us! Thank you.
LCC continues to provide financial assistance to families in Nebraska, through Trinity – Fremont, Good Shepherd – Fremont, and Christ Lincoln – Lincoln, that are still recovering from the flooding this spring.
Yesterday, LCC Disaster Response received an invite from Rev. Ross Johnson, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) Disaster Response Director, and Donna Williams, Northeast Kansas District Disaster Response Coordinator to go into Linwood, Kansas. It was hit with an EF4 tornado with winds of 170mph that was on the ground for 32 miles. At times, it was a mile wide which devastated both Linwood and Lawrence.
Linwood is a small rural town of approximately 400 people, located 30 miles west of Kansas City, Missouri. They greatly need our expertise and assistance.
Jefferson City, Missouri
We also received an invite from Kent Kunkel, one of the Missouri District Disaster Response Coordinators (and also an LCC K-9 Comfort Dog handler) into the Missouri capital of Jefferson City. The Missouri tornado tore a 32-mile path through that area causing devastating damage, especially in one of the poorest sections of Jefferson City.
Meanwhile, we still have teams working in sections of the Northern Illinois District (NID) from the storms that have taken down limbs and trees, and caused flooding.
“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
Please keep all the above people in your prayers, including all the LCC Disaster Response volunteers and staff as we deploy out in various locations.
Please consider a donation to the LCC Disaster Response General Fund or LCC Equipment Maintenance & Fuel Expense Fund so that we may continue to show the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.
Your prayers, support, and involvement help Make A Difference – in the name of Jesus to those suffering.
Serving Together, Serving Others in Need, as We Serve Jesus!
Lutheran Church Charities
LCC works in coordination with LCMS Disaster Response national
and local districts of the LCMS.