Lutheran Early Response Team (L.E.R.T.) members Jim Beckley (Prince of Peace - Palatine, Illinois) and Bob Pautsch (Trinity - Roselle, Illinois), were asked if they could help a Carpentersville (Illinois) Habitat for Humanity family by clearing a dead oak tree that had fallen onto the roof.
Prior to L.E.R.T.'s arrival, Habitat staff was able to remove the branches from the roof but were unable to remove the tree trunk. Jim, Bob, and Habitat volunteer staff removed what remained of the tree trunk and hauled the pieces up a long steep hill to Jim's trailer and Bob's van to be removed from the site. The homeowner was very appreciative of the assistance.