Lutheran Church Charities held a L.E.R.T. chainsaw training and service event workday at Walcamp in Kingston, Illinois, on October 22-23, 2021. On Friday evening, the Basic LCMS Chainsaw class was co-led by LCC/LCMS Chainsaw Certified Instructors Marty Johnson and Pete Springmire.
The fourteen first-time chainsaw operators received individual instruction and guidance from advanced team leaders as they began to safely practice felling, cutting trees and limbs, and serving with chainsaw team members.
These L.E.R.T. team volunteers came from the following Illinois and Wisconsin churches:
One of the participants from Wisconsin sent the following note of thanks after the training:
Just a word of thanks for another great chainsaw training session at Walcamp. I know that many of the new cutters were impressed with the training, the camp and especially the people. As always, everything was professionally done.
It was good to see all of you and the group again and especially to get to know the people from other Wisconsin teams. We look forward to serving with LCC again in the future!