Donna Williams, Kansas District Disaster Response Coordinator has extended an invitation to Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) chainsaw members to return to Linwood, Kansas to help their LERT volunteers complete work for a few remaining homeowners still recovering from the EF-4 tornado that struck in June, devastating the towns of Linwood and Bonner Springs.
Eight LERT chainsaw members from St. John in Wheaton, Illinois deploy this week to begin work with the Kansas LERT volunteers, Pastor Jason Boetcher from Trinity Family in Faith and Pastor Robert Weinkauf from Risen Savior Lutheran Church. They will be bringing and utilizing heavy equipment to complete the tornado recovery work in Linwood.
LCC never goes where we are not invited. We NEVER charge those we serve. We pick up all of our travel, hotel, and meals costs. We put boots on the ground within 24 hours (often fewer) from the time we get the invite.