Since the week of August 20th, residents of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, and the surrounding communities are dealing with rising waters and flooding due to the storms that continue to hit that area. The Baraboo River crested last week and is expected to crest a foot higher again in the next couple days. The west side of town is under water. Residents are helping one another filling and positioning sand bags, removing wet belongings, and donating supplies. Cattle are being relocated to higher ground.
After receiving an invite from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Reedsburg, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Bekah and Kye (Immanuel – Belvidere, Illinois), Charity (Brookfield Lutheran – Brookfield, Wisconsin), Mary (St. Paul’s – Janesville, Wisconsin), Candace (LCC Staff), and Tobias (Lord of Glory – Grayslake, Illinois) arrived on Tuesday, September 4, to greet people from the community who are in need of comfort, and to relieve the stress they have been experiencing from the floods. Afterward, they joined community members at St. John's who have expanded their monthly community meal to feed the public all week.
More rain is expected, so everyone is on edge. Please pray for safety for the people impacted by the floods and for everyone helping during the recovery.