One resident shared that she scrubs her walls every day to keep her home as clean as she can. A few weeks ago, Jan Boerman from Trinity – Lisle, Illinois and Pastor convinced most of these residents to get rid of their water soaked mattresses and bought all of them air mattresses. Hopefully the roof will be replaced soon and then LCC will partner with Amigos Center to replace beds and household items that were ruined.
Vicar David Blas Shares How Your Donations Are Helping Puerto Rico
Joshua Gale, LCC Executive Director, interviews Vicar David Blas upon his return from Puerto Rico. Vicar Blas took with him generous donations from LCC donors to be distributed immediately to individuals with the greatest need. Hear how many people are still struggling with daily living and how your support is still desperately needed. Vicar Blas currently serves as a mission vicar around Sheboygan, Wisconsin serving the Hispanic population.
Comfort Dogs Heal Las Vegas Shooting Victims
How does a community begin to heal in the aftermath of a mass shooting? On October 2nd, a day after a man opened fire on the Route 91 music festival, killing 58 and wounding hundreds, the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs ministry deployed to Las Vegas. NBC Left Field followed a team of 22 golden retrievers as the dogs brought solace to victims, their families, first responders and the community at large.
Facebook post from NBC Left Field Director, Kitra Cahana:
A day following the mass shooting in Las Vegas the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs deployed to console victims, their families, first responders and workers at the Mandalay Bay hotel. Ed Ou and I followed along and made this short film [Comfort Dogs Heal Las Vegas Shooting Victims].
Thank you notes received from shooting victim visited in Las Vegas:
Comment posted on LCC Facebook:
I "ran across" the Comfort Dogs at Mandalay Bay when I was in Vegas right after the horrible shooting. Each handler gave me the dog's "business card" and I posted the business card on my FB page the following day telling people how neat it was to see them. One of my friends in Montana told me last night that she was working with her young granddaughters with a Monday Night School (their version of Sunday School). She used the Bible verses as a "core" lesson plan, they looked up the verses and talked about what they meant. The girls are young, elementary school age. I'm not the greatest "Bible Student" and didn't understand some of the verses but took away what I needed to from one of them and I thought it was neat that a FB post about the Comfort Dogs ended up being a "lesson plan" for a couple little girls in Montana. Just thought you might want to know that the Nebraska and Colorado contingent of Comfort Dogs had a far reaching effect not only in Vegas but also in Helena, Missoula, and even Boise, Idaho. Have a good weekend everybody!