At the invitation of the Kansas District Disaster Response Coordinator, Donna Williams, eight Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) chainsaw team members from St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton, Illinois deployed this week 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.
The teams worked with Kansas LERT, Pastor Jason Boetcher from Trinity Family in Faith and Pastor Robert Weinkauf from Risen Savior Lutheran Church.
Many thanks to team leader Marty Johnson, Jim Beutijer, Fran Collier, Palmer and Judy Goodwin, Tom Prickette, Roy Rose and Rich Wren for their hard work and willingness to serve.
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.