George Tapia with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Abraham (Trinity Lutheran Church & School – Hicksville, New York)
(Saturday, July 30, 2022 – TelevisaUnivision/Xiomara Gonzalez-Govea)
CLICK HERE to listen to the interview (en Española)
English Translation Overview
#thisistheVOICE of…compassion, prayer, and faith during times of crisis and sudden disaster in America.
The Lutheran Church Charities [LCC] has more than 130 K-9 Comfort Dogs (dogs of #comfort, also called #Missionaries) serving mourners and families of victims during unexpected circumstances (shootings, natural disasters, landslides)...
Dogs and their #handlers travel from 27 states across the country when their presence is required by 911 to ease the pain of tragedies.
Lutheran Church Charities (its canine mission), based in Illinois, is an organization that uses prayer, the biblical word and #goldenretriever dogs to extend emotional support to those who were surprised with bad news in which a loved one was seen involved and in which he probably lost his life.
George Tapia, with whom I spoke, is a retired #NYPD Detective. He and the dog from his church form a pair for #LCCK9 that has opened the door of communication for people who are going through perhaps the worst moment of their lives after the death of, for example, a son, as happened recently (and very unfortunately) in an elementary school in #UvaldeTexas
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Lois (First Good Shepherd - Las Vegas, Nevada) & Salome (Faith Community - Las Vegas, Nevada)
The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are being recognized for their unconditional love, comfort, friendship, and hope to victims and communities during times of crisis and disaster.
The Agents of Change recognition is during the 2022 Premios Juventud Univision Celebration held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on July 21, broadcasting live on Univision Network starting at 7:00pm (Atlantic Standard Time).
Lutheran Church Charities is blessed to be a recipient of this honor and special recognition.