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Comfort dogs headed to Odessa to help community heal

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Posted at 1:55 PM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 14:55:09-04

ODESSA, TX — Not even one month after the El Paso shooting, the LCC K-9 comfort dogs will be deployed again to help a community heal.

Lutheran Church Charities has been invited by the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) Texas Dristrict and Rev. Robert J. Pase of Grace Lutheran Church in Midland, Texas to bring the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs to the hurting communities of Midland and Odessa, Texas.

The following LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Ministry teams are deploying to be with the families, survivors, and all of the first responders who serve them: Abner (Bethany – Austin, Texas), Elijah (Our Redeemer – Wichita Falls, Texas), Gabriel (Messiah – Houston, Texas), Joy (Gloria Dei – Houston, Texas), Martha (Bethany - Austin) and Phoebe (St. Paul – Fort Worth, Texas).

"We know that comfort is needed at this time to help people heal from yet another senseless and horrific shooting," says LCC.

The LCC Comfort dogs just recently deployed for two weeks to El Paso after the mass shooting on Aug. 3.

LCC asks that everyone support them at this time with prayer or with a donation to help with their travel expenses.

The LCC Disaster Response staff will also continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian as it approaches the United States.