Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sandy Hook Heroes: Lutheran Church Charities' Comfort Dogs

Photo source: Facebook

Who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.  (2 Corinthians 1:4 NIV)

The Comfort Dogs have come to Newtown, CT.  These are specially trained golden retrievers from Lutheran Church Charities who do the important work of consoling people.  Furry grief counselors.  They traveled 800 miles to attend the funerals of two victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting.  Here's my favorite part of an article about their good work:

"A dog doesn’t ask you to talk about your feelings when you still have no words for them. A dog never says the wrong thing. And though a dog can’t change the most unimaginably terrible thing to happen in the life of one small town, a dog, stalwart and true, can ease the pain in a way that’s pure and tender and unlike anything else."

Please consider financially supporting this trip and mission to the families affected.  Donate here.

Here is LCC's Mission

Headquartered in Addison, Illinois, Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) was founded in 1947 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ministry to help support Christian human care ministries of the Church. LCC works throughout the United States and Internationally in bringing the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those Suffering and in Need. LCC works with and in partnership with our churches. LCC is a RSO (Recognized Service Organization) of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. We operate with a Dollar In – Dollar Out funding process where EVERY dollar given for a cause goes directly to that cause or need, with LCC acknowledging the gift and overseeing that the money is used as intended.

Comfort Dogs, you're my heroes!