After just two weeks of fundraising, Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther School is nearing their goal of funding the purchase and training of a new Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog for Joplin. Applying for Joplin’s next Comfort Dog will allow Immanuel Lutheran to commit to at least ten more years of serving those who are suffering and in need in the Four States area. Adding a new dog will also help the ministry’s now semi-retired Comfort Dog Louie to enjoy his “golden years.”
Help Us Finish Strong — ONLY $1000 To Go!
- GOAL: $15,000
- RECEIVED: $14,000 as of 10/14/2019
- NEEDED: $1000
Louie Is Getting Older
Over the past few months, Louie Comfort Dog has been showing his age. Recent health concerns have caused us to reduce the work load for Joplin’s beloved 9-year-old Golden Retriever. With more than eight years of faithful service, visiting hundreds of people each month, Louie has earned his new “semi-retired” status. Moving forward, he will travel less, keeping his visits local, leaving the cross-country deployments to younger LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs stationed across the state and nation. With Louie’s lightened schedule, we are thrilled that a new Comfort Dog puppy is in our future.
Comfort Dogs like Louie are Golden Retrievers, chosen as puppies to receive more than a year of specialized training at LCC’s Comfort Dog school. These very special pups learn to be a calming influence for people in hospitals, nursing care facilities, school classrooms and community events. Joplin’s Comfort Dog Team also responds with compassion following disasters in our immediate area and all around the United States, helping people traumatized by natural disasters, accidents, and acts of violence.
Your Help Is Needed.
At nine years old, Louie Comfort Dog continues to faithfully serve, but Louie needs help. If you would like to help Louie Comfort Dog and his team to purchase the Next Comfort Dog for Joplin, tax-deductible donations are being received online through Givelify or through the mail by check.
The Joplin Comfort Dog Team is operated by volunteers and funded by donations. We never ever charge the people we serve. 100% of donations received go toward the Joplin Comfort Dog work that we are called to do.
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Immanuel Comfort Dogs
2616 Connecticut Ave
Joplin, MO 64804
Thank you for supporting the Comfort Dog Ministry of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther School in Joplin, as we bring the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those hurting and in need in our community and beyond.
Next Comfort Dog News Coverage
- Oct 12, 2019 Church Raising Funds For New Comfort Dog – The Joplin Globe
- Oct 3, 2019 Immanuel Lutheran Fundraiser Looks To Supply Joplin Community With An Additional Comfort Dog – fourstateshomepage.com