The LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry and LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs have been serving at United States Service Organization (USO) Great Lakes Naval Station for years, visiting monthly with service members and their families.
On Saturday, November 11, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs Nigel (LCC Staff) and Samson (Zion - Marengo, Illinois) and their U.S. military veteran handlers, Jeff Schulman and Jim Morrison, were honored to be invited to their annual USO Salute Gala to highlight the ministry and partnership. Nigel, Samson, and their handlers greeted guests as they walked into the event.
Kare 9 handler Jeff Schulman, U.S. Marine veteran, with Kare 9 Samson, had an opportunity to share with the guests how the ministry serves active duty military and veterans. The handlers had a wonderful time meeting many amazing people and telling them about LCC Ministries. Many smiles and wonderful memories were made, all in service to others.
At the end of the evening, the executive director of the Midwest chapter of the USO thanked the LCC Kare 9 team for being there that evening. He is grateful for LCC, and all the ministry does for service men and women.
The United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) is an American nonprofit-charitable corporation that provides live entertainment, such as comedians, actors, musicians, social facilities, and other programs to members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. Our prayers are for all who serve in the United States military for God’s protection, courage, strength, and love as they face the unknown.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)
On Saturday, October 7th, LCC Kare 9® Military Ministry Dog Nigel (LCC Staff) and his veteran handler participated in the Fire Safety Event at the Home Depot in Countryside, Illinois. Firefighters and visitors alike were happy to meet and love Kare 9 Nigel. We also saw a demonstration of how firefighters remove a person from a car involved in a serious accident.