Kathy O’Day, LCC Director of Disaster Response, received the following letter from a resident in Cascade, Wisconsin, that the LCC Disaster Response and LERT teams helped following the tornadoes:
Imagine my surprise and gratitude when Rev. Bidinger gave me a slice of my tree that you cut down for me with your signatures (and your dogs) and a Bible verse on it! It was from the tree that had been planted on our lot when our house was built in October of 1964. It was the only original tree that was left on our property. I took a picture of it before you cut it down.
I am so sorry I wasn’t home when you all brought this to me! I would have liked to thank you all in person. I was so very touched at your thoughtfulness! You gave me a “slice” of memories!
I’m going to have my son, Brian, make me a stool out of it and coat it with polyurethane to preserve all our names and Bible verse. I really can’t put into words how much your thoughtfulness means to me! 2 Corinthians 9:12-15 GNB
I also enjoyed the interview. It was nice of you to listen to an old ladies experience of the storm. I am happy to inform you that my 2 fawns and their mother survived the storm in the small woods on our property. They have been coming out on our yard to eat the crab apples that have fallen from our two trees. They are such beautiful, graceful creatures, that God made, which give me and my friends’ great pleasure to watch in my backyard. The village has started cutting up the trees that have fallen over the river, now that the mosquitoes are gone.
Keep up the good work and may God Bless all of you!
Yours in Christ,