Pastor Philip Zabell, LCMS California, Nevada, and Hawaii (CNH) District Disaster Response Coordinator, who we have been keeping in close contact with since the fires began, sent this note of thanks to LCC:
“Thank you to LCC for walking with us during this time of disaster in Northern California. Your prayers, the comfort dogs, and now the financial support are most appreciated. May God richly bless the people of LCC with continued vision as to how He wishes you to be instruments of His mercy to those impacted by disaster.”
As of Sunday, August 12, this fire alone has burned 201,680 acres resulting in the loss of 8 lives and 1,077 homes. It is only 43% contained with many more homes threatened. And this is only one of the fires currently burning in California.