From February 4 – 10, LERT volunteers from a Central Illinois District team traveled to the Houston, Texas area to help individuals who still desperately need assistance in recovering from Hurricane Harvey.
The team of five included Don and Sheila Kruse (St. John’s Lutheran Church – Green Valley, Illinois) and
Ken and Rhonda Kruse and Pat Smith (Redeemer Lutheran Church – Peoria, Illinois). Through Heart for Texas, a coalition of Lutheran organizations with the purpose of providing disaster relief to southeast Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the team was housed by Salem in Tomball and worked out of Trinity Klein. During their time in Texas, they were able to provide construction assistance to affected homes in this area and help with the food pantry at Salam.
LCC thanks these dedicated LERT volunteers for using their time and talents to help others.