LCC L.E.R.T. Chainsaw Teams Help Four More Families in Woodridge, Illinois, with Tree Damage from June EF-3 Tornado
This past week, the LCC L.E.R.T. chainsaw team was asked by Mayor Gina Cunningham of Woodridge, Illinois, to help four more families with tree damage from the June 21st EF-3 tornado. Each of the homeowners were grateful that we would still commit to helping them after several months have passed.
We explained that this is a volunteer ministry that serves through our local church in an affected community with the mercy and compassion of Christ.
The homeowners shared that the removed trees and volunteers were a blessing to them.
Twenty-Four L.E.R.T. Chainsaw Team Members Participate in “Saluting Branches” National Event
On Wednesday, September 22, twenty-three L.E.R.T. chainsaw team members participated in "Saluting Branches" at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois, and one L.E.R.T. team member at South National Cemetery in St. Charles, Illinois.
"Saluting Branches" is a national event for arborists and other tree care professionals throughout the country to unite and provide exceptional tree care to keep our veterans' cemeteries safe, beautiful places for all those who visit.
Many of our L.E.R.T. team members are veterans themselves, but all who serve at this event feel it is an honor and privilege to give back to those who served our country.
LCC thanks the following L.E.R.T. team members for their willingness to serve:
Cross, Yorkville – Derek Kowalczyk
Good Shepherd, Frankfort – Joel Powless
Heartland, Normal – Tony Buchberger
Lord of Life, Elburn – Jeff Johnston, Mike Rullman, Larry Zagorski
Shepherd of the Hills, McHenry – Alan Holm, Bruce Preston, Gary Rucker
St. John, Wheaton – Marty Johnson, Dave Mummah, Tom Prickette
St. John, Wilmette – Tom Morrison
St. Paul, Rockford – Dean Ulrich
St. Peter, Arlington Heights – Ed Damman
St. Peter, Schaumburg – Missy Dieckman, Bob and Barbara Royce, Ken Kiviranta
Trinity, Lisle – Ed Boerman, Bill Flowers, Mike Kostecki
Trinity, Villa Park – Jim and Debbie Long