LCC Disaster Response Is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, This Week to Continue Assessments & Recovery Effort After Devastating August Storm
Your Donations Needed to Help During Long Recovery Efforts
The same derecho that barreled through northern Illinois also struck Cedar Rapids and surrounding towns in Iowa first, with 100 mph winds causing major destruction to homes, businesses, farms and crops. The damage in Cedar Rapids is more severe than what we experienced in Illinois.
The LCMS Iowa East District has shared over 100 requests for assistance and notes with LCC. Kathy and Ed and Jan Boerman have been helping Jason call these homeowners this past weekend to update their status. Kathy and Pete Springmire will be in Cedar Rapids this week to assess sites and determine the volunteer and equipment needs LCC L.E.R.T. chainsaw volunteers could help with. We will also be evaluating possible lodging and meal arrangements for the deployed teams.
Lutheran Church Charities Disaster Response L.E.R.T. teams are continuing to respond and serve with the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.
LCC never goes where we are not invited. We NEVER charge those we serve. We pick up all of our travel, lodging, and meal costs. We put boots on the ground within 24 hours (often fewer) from the time we get the invite.
Please consider a donation to the LCC Disaster Response General Fund or LCC Disaster Response Equipment Maintenance & Fuel Expense Fund so that we may continue to show the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.