LCC Disaster Response Teams and Volunteers Help 32 Families Recover from Tornado Damage in Cascade, Wisconsin
Caring for Cascade
Tim Hetzner, LCC President / CEO, speaks with Pastor Richard Bidinger about the day the tornado hit Cascade and how LCC Disaster Response, LERT Chainsaw teams, and the community have come together to begin clearing the devastation that occurred. First hand, this community has seen faith in action and experienced the love of Jesus. Through LCMS churches, LCC and our dedicated volunteers, they responded with, "Here I am Lord, send me."
Representing Jesus in Disaster
Jenny, Pastor Bidinger’s wife, shares with Tim how she has been coping with the aftermath of the tornado and how their church can represent Jesus to the community.
LCC once again responded with boots on the ground doing assessments on Friday, September 7, and brought LERT chainsaw teams and heavy equipment to work Saturday and Sunday, September 8-9. They were also joined by many volunteers from local churches and the community.
‘It’s rewarding:’ Volunteers from Chicago church help with storm cleanup in Cascade
(Saturday, September 8, 2018 – Fox 6 Now / Madeline Anderson
Dealing with Disaster
Brenda and her husband realized that even with the help from their family, somtimes. you need help from others in times of disaster. Her husband told her that "I've been praying and praying and wondering how we're going to get this all cleaned up. The Lord answered my prayers."
Wisconsin LERT & Volunteers:
St. Paul’s – Cascade: Dominick Kowalczyk, Dominick Kowalczyk II, Sam Tiller, Gene Lodico, Jeff Seider, Dennis Dyken, Dennis Weinhold, Bonnie Feiber, Pastor Richard, Jenny, Tricia and Ethan Bidinger, Bethany Schneider, Troy Schneider
St. Paul’s – Sheboygan Falls: Richard Boeniecht
Good Shepherd – Sheboygan: Pastor David Blas
Waldo Fire Department: Lester Laack
Boy Scout Troop 885 – Sheboygan Falls: Pat Waitkul, Ryan, Becky and Jake Syverson, Andy and Zach Schleicher, Mary and Charlie Waitkus
Northern Illinois LERT:
Cross Lutheran – Yorkville: Derek & Amy Kowalczyk, Dave Braden, Joel Danker
Trinity – Lisle: Mike Kostecki,
Immanuel – Belvidere: Bob Schwarzkopf, Bernie & Janet Zimdahl, Robert Koehn, Mark Gutzler, Mike Perry
St. Peter’s – North Plato: Bob Warfel, Danny & Bobbie Swyndroski, Pete & Christel Springmire
St. John – Wheaton: Marty Johnson, Anna Piro, Palmer & Judy Goodwin, Jim Braun
Lord of Life – Elburn: Matthew Byars, Terry & Mary Kramer, John Griffin, Ken Johnston
Trinity – Tinley Park: Joel Powless
Our Savior – Burlington: Ron Schowengerdt
Shepherd of the Hills – McHenry: Ron Jones
Lutheran Church Charities thanks all of the LERT teams and volunteers for the many hours they dedicated to helping families in Cascade, Wisconsin. Thank you to this wonderful community for working closely with us and making us feel so welcomed