The dogs and handlers greeted the students and accepted a donation from the students and teachers raised by the school's Student Council.
Earlier this year, students contributed money each day for a week. The fifth-grade class collected the highest class donation amount, so they presented a very generous check to Joe Ferwerda, LCC Director of K-9 Ministries. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Eunice (LCC Staff), Ruthie (LCC Staff), and Tobias (Lord of Glory – Grayslake, Illinois) were joined by LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dogs Blitz and Flex, to greet the students from each class and bring comfort and compassion to all.
The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs help to bring comfort and compassion to people in need of emotional support.
Check out a video of the LCC Comfort Dog Class of 2017:
The LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry is a ministry by veterans for veterans. They strive to serve the military, veterans and their families. The Kare 9 Military Ministry dogs and their trained veteran handlers visit many places, including VFWs, VA hospitals, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Care Centers, homes of veterans that are home bound, Expos, Vet Clinics, Yellow Ribbon Ceremonies and various other activities.