LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Deploy to Medford, Oregon, to Bring Compassion to the Evacuees of the Wildfires
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs in Oregon this Week to Bring Love and Support
to the Evacuees Affected by the Wildfires
Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs were invited by Pastor Gary Clark of St. John, Eagle Point, Oregon, to be with the evacuees of the Oregon wildfires in the Medford area who are displaced and staying in area churches, shelters and at fairgrounds.
More than 2,300 structures were ruined in only two days. Half of the town of Talent, Oregon, was destroyed with hundreds displaced.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Cubby (Redeemer - Fort Collins, Colorado), Isaac (Redeemer - Spokane Valley, Washington), and Ruthie (LCC Staff) deployed with their team members on Monday, September 21, to Medford, Oregon, to offer comfort and bring compassion. Yesterday, they met with over 200 displaced victims of the Alameda Fire.
California Wildfires Deployment Update
Last Thursday through Saturday, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Micah (Light of the Valley - Elk Grove, California) spent several days at the SCQ Fire base camp in Porterville, California, to comfort the firefighters and support staff.
Many remembered Micah from a different camp in Pleasanton, California, and were excited to see him again!
The Sequoia Complex Fire is a joint command of the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Rockies Incident Management Team, Cal Fire and National Park Service.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Aaron (St. John’s - Napa, California) and Lois (First Good Shepherd - Las Vegas, California) were requested to visit Pacific Gas & Electric workers as well as Cal Fire workers at their base camps in Tollhouse, California (near Fresno).
They visited with hundreds of employees who are working tirelessly to control the fires and restore power to the areas affected. The teams attended early morning shift changes and visited the support staff at the camps throughout each day. They also visited a nearby hotel where evacuees were being housed.
With so many fires burning all over the west coast, we have our work cut out for us, but God continues to lead us to places where we can serve bringing the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus.
Please pray for all of these heroes who sacrifice and risk so much!
LCC never goes where we are not invited. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry NEVER charges those we serve. We pick up all of our travel and meal costs. We put boots and paws on the ground within 24 hours (often fewer) from the time we get the invite.
Please consider a donation to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry so that we may continue to show the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need.