Lily has been asked to deploy to Parkland, FL in response to the horrific tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She and her handlers are busy making preparations to deploy. We want to ask for your prayers for safe travel. We also ask prayers of comfort for all who have been affected and that Lily would be a calming presence among those she encounters.
Below is a post from Lutheran Church Charities about this incident and deployment:
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4
On Wednesday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day – another horrific mass shooting has occurred. As the school day was coming to an end at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, gunshots were heard resulting in approximately seventeen people killed, with many others either physically wounded or emotionally devastated. Since the start of 2018, in just seven weeks, there have already been eighteen shootings in U.S. schools, and many have resulted in injury or death. With this increase in frequency, communities are living with fear and anxiety wondering when the next one will occur.
The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs have been invited by Rev. Stephen Carretto of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Boca Raton, Florida, to bring comfort and compassion to students and their families, faculty, staff and first responders.
LCC never goes where we are not invited and LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs NEVER charge those we serve. We pick up all of our travel, hotel, and meal costs. We also always put Boots and Paws on the ground within 24 hours (often less) from the time we get the invite.
Please help LCC as we bring the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering and in need. We know that comfort is needed to help this devastated community and the first responders who serve them. Please support us by prayer and if you are moved, to help with travel expenses.
Dena Hertel says
Linda, I hope all went well and you had a safe trip with Lily.