Emergency Appeal: LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Deploy to Mass Shooting in Thousand Oaks, CaliforniaShootings in one of the "Safest Places"
Safety and Hope come from being in the arms of our God!Just before Midnight on Wednesday, November 7, a mass shooting occurred at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. Thousand Oaks is considered "one of the safest cities in the country and consistently ranked one of the highest with respect to the lowest crime rate per capita, we're proud of that," according to the mayor Andy Fox. "The reality is that these types of incidents can happen really at any place, at any time, even in communities that are considered extremely safe," he added.
Hurricane Michael Relief Collection Donations Help LCC Send a Semi-Truck Filled with 24 Pallets of Critical Food and Items to Panama City, FloridaOn November 1, Lutheran Church Charities coordinated the loading of a truck at Immanuel Lutheran Church and Family in Faith Community Food Pantry with donated supplies and food for Trinity Lutheran Church in Panama City, Florida. LCC wishes to thank the many volunteers who helped load at both locations, including the junior high classes at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palatine, Illinois.
Through generous financial contributions from LCC donors, LCC was able to purchase additional critically needed supplies and food that is not currently available near Panama City: canned meats, Clorox wipes and Gatorade, as well as a washer and dryer that will be used by full time volunteers and staff working out of Trinity.
Help Christ the King Feed 500+
Elderly this ThanksgivingYour Donations Needed This Week: $2,200 for Replacement
Freezer to Store Thanksgiving Meals for Elderly
Christ the King Lutheran Church and School in Chicago,
Illinois, is in desperate need of a freezer. They are preparing
Thanksgiving meals for 500+ seniors. They have found a freezer
that will work for them and need to order it this week to have it
delivered in time.
LCC Deployments in CA and FL Updates – Shooting – Fires – Hurricane MichaelLutheran Church Charities is currently on multiple Disaster and Crisis Response deployments in California (mass shooting and fires) and in Florida (Hurricane Michael). The California deployment for the shootings is now also serving all the families displaced from their homes because of the fires happening right now – and we are in the middle of it.
There is still widespread devastation in Panama City, Florida, and our Disaster Response LERT volunteers are on the ground this week to do chainsaw work, tarping roofs, and anything that needs to be done to help those who are still not in their homes from Hurricane Michael. In addition, the semi-truck is arriving today with food and other critical items donated to help the 6,000 individuals each week that Trinity is serving.
LCC K-9 Ministry Welcomes
New Puppies Miriam and Sarah!Say hello to Miriam and Sarah, our newest LCC K-9
Comfort Dogs in Training! Miriam and Sarah arrived on
Monday, November 5, and are curious and eager to
explore and learn. Miriam and Sarah are quickly learning
what it takes to be a Comfort Dog in Training, and we
couldn’t be prouder to have them with us.