On Tuesday, February 27, Rev. Michael Meyer, LCMS Disaster Response Manager, presented Rev. Don Love with gift cards as well as purchasing needed equipment, tools, flood buckets, and other items needed for flood clean-up. There are many houses that need help with pump outs due to flooded basements, water in main living areas, and carpet removal. LCC will be sending in volunteers to support the clean-up efforts on Saturday.
Lutheran Church Charities has previously assisted Watseka and its surrounding communities in 2008 from a record-breaking "100 year flood" and in 2015 with three floods in fewer than 6 months. This current flood has already surpassed the 2008 flood, setting a new historic flood record. LCC Disaster Response teams will once again bring physical and financial assistance, and the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to this suffering community.
This community has a long recovery to face and will need our financial and physical assistance for some time. Please prayerfully consider donating to help this community in crisis.