Update from Work Days in August

 

Newsletter Update

August 20th, 2013

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Update from Work Days

We had excellent responses to our two work days (8 August and 10 August).  We were blessed with ten volunteers who had not volunteered with Hope Restored previously.  Both projects were fire mitigation efforts.

 

We worked for Rachel, a single mom, on Thursday the 8th of August.  Work consisted of clearing out the gutters on
her house and garage and raking up and hauling away an estimated 10 cubic yards
of pine needles from around the house.
Rachel and her two children joined in the effort.  What a wonderful opportunity to remind her
and the children that God loves them.
Michael, Rachel’s son, shared his birthday cake with us at lunch break.  We were blessed to work with a family from
Kansas on Rachel’s home; the Knight family was in town for a vacation and decided to volunteer with us for an entire day.

Check out photos here!

 

We went back to Jane’s home to resume fire mitigation work we had started on May 18th.  During our first visit we concentrated on raking pine needles, leaves, and other debris from the property starting at the house and work away.  We were able to completely fill a 30 cubic yard bin after thoroughly compressing everything.  The initial effort cleared about 50 feet away from the house.
During our second visit on Saturday the 10th of August we
filled another 30 cubic yard bin.  We cleared another 50 feet from the home, cleared two six foot fire breaks, and
trimmed up a bunch of scrub oak.  We were blessed to be with Jane during the work.
She is such an inspiration especially as she shares her love of the
Lord.

Check out photos here!

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We have new tech!

Many of our new “tech tools” have now been implemented.  A huge thank you to Doug of Null Variable for the design and build of our new web site! And to Kaitlyn (our daughter) for all of the work to implement a new email system for the delivery of our newsletters and announcements, and for the updates to our Facebook page.  The end result of all of the donated time and effort is not just a fresh look.  We now have email that is compliant with federal regulations (offers unsubscribe and provides a uniform enforcement of hiding all of the recipients email addresses). Kaitlyn also implemented a new newsletter format that permits readers to click on embedded links to sign up for activities, see other information, or even donate.  Finally Kaitlyn has implemented some new “buttons” on our Facebook page that allow people to subscribe to our email or donate.

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Future Projects

We are looking at some more projects before winter and will make announcements as we are able to get them on the calendar.  We have looked hard at providing assistance in Manitou Springs for the flooding.  At this time we are not responding because we have not been able to identify individual property owners that are uninsured.  One of our criteria for helping in disasters
is that the work we do would not be paid for by insurance (like sifting ashes), or that there is no insurance to cover the work that needs to be completed.  We also evaluate each potential job to assure that we can complete the task in a quality manner while assuring the safety of our volunteers.

 

Please continue to pray that God will open the doors for us in the local churches. 

 

As always we are extremely grateful for your prayer support.  We look forward to hearing from you in person, on the phone, email, snail mail, or Facebook.  Until then; here, there, or in the air!

 

In His service,

In His Service,

 
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Work Day: August 8th

Work day announced for Thursday, August 8th

Project: Fire Mitigation

Date(s): Thursday August 8h  2013 9:00am to 4:30pm

Location:  The home is in Black Forest.  If you will be attending please let us know as we will send out the address to those who have sign up.

Project Description:  We will be clearing rain gutters, raking leaves, pine needles, and debris, and picking up small debris.  We will be loading the truck and making a trip to the slash to dump the debris.

What is Needed: We will be providing six to eight rakes, a wheelbarrow, and 3 to 6 shovels.  If you have a spare rake please bring it so we will have enough to share.

General Guidelines:  No drugs, alcohol, smoking, foul language, off color jokes, or other inappropriate communications.

Dress: Please wear suitable and modest work clothes and sturdy shoes.

Other:  Please bring hats, gloves, lunch, and sunscreen.

Please let us know if you are coming so we can properly plan.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Need more information?  Have a question?  Please call or write:  719.749.6286 or info@hoperestored.org.


Volunteers Needed for Fire Mitigation Colorado Springs

 

Hope Restored

August 6th, 2013

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Volunteers Needed!

Project: Fire
Mitigation

Date(s): Saturday
August 10th  2013        8:00am to 4:30pm

Location:  The home is in the Gleneagle area.  If you will be attending please let us know
as we will send out the address to those who have sign up.

Project Description:  We will be raking leaves, pine needles, and
debris, and picking up small debris.  We
will also be removing some brush and scrub oak as well as trimming and cutting
trees.

 

What is Needed: We
will be providing six to eight rakes, a wheelbarrow, and 3 to 6 shovels.  If you have a spare rake please bring it so
we will have enough to share.  We are
working on getting a large bin for the debris.

General Guidelines:

Christian Conduct: No drugs, alcohol, smoking, foul
language, off color jokes, or other inappropriate communications.

Dress: Please
wear suitable and modest work clothes and sturdy shoes.

Other:  Please bring hats, gloves, lunch, and
sunscreen.

Please let us know if you are coming so we can properly
plan. You can do this by calling, emailing, or signing up online here.

Need more information?
Have a question?  Please call or
write:  719.749.6286 or
info@hoperestored.org.

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August 5th Newsletter

Newsletter Update
August 5th, 2013
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Black Forest Fire Response – Complete!

Byron and Susan have completed their work in the Black Forest fire response with Samaritan’s Purse (SP).  SP completed their last work order on Tuesday the 30th of July.  SP was on ground for six weeks completing over 150 work orders.  But more importantly seeing 14 people come to a saving knowledge of Jesus as they started a personal relationship with Him.  Over 2,400 volunteers (not counting those who returned, many almost daily) joined forces with SP working over 24,000 hours.

 

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Special Thanks…

Hope Restored volunteers joined with SP and were among the faithful who returned many times to work.  We want to extend a special thank you to April, Bev, Bob, Carl, Debbie, Karen, Linda, LouAnn, Mark, Max, and Ray. 

 

Teams from Rocky Mountain Calvary, Fox Meadows Church, Mountain Springs Church, Calvary Chapel Aurora, Calvary Chapel Thornton, Red Rocks Church, Village Seven, Woodmen Valley Chapel, and several other local churches in the Monument, Black Forest, and Colorado Springs, area have come to volunteer with Samaritan’s Purse.  There have also been teams from Navigators, Compassion International, Focus on the Family, Kohl’s, Peterson Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain, Schreiver Air Force Base, and several other organizations that came out to volunteer with Samaritan’s Purse.

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A Look at the Summer

The summer has been very busy with disaster response.  We have been to Granbury, TX for tornado response (May 19 – 26), Moore, OK for tornado response (May 27 – June 9), and Black Forest, CO fire response (June 11 – July 30).  We are anxious to get some of our projects back onto a calendar before we start to get snow.

 

Our first project is fire mitigation for Jane.  We started this project May 18th and need to get back.  We are currently planning on Saturday August 10th.  Interested in volunteering? Sign up by clicking here! You can also sign up by calling or sending us an email.  We are looking to staff this project with up to 20 volunteers.

 

We are working to complete other open projects such as communications improvements with our email and a webpage update.  We are very grateful for the help we have received and the positive results from the new email tools that have been implemented.  We are working to get the final pieces put together on the new web page and hope to see it on line in the next couple of weeks.

 

We have been working some minor repairs on the truck.  We have managed to complete all of the repairs with the exception of the engine heater plug.  This plug is used to connect the heater to power to minimize engine starting wear during the winter months when the temperatures drop below freezing.  The plug shorted out at the end of last winter.  We are looking for a volunteer who knows how to replace the engine heater plug.

 

Please continue to pray that God will open the doors for us in the local churches.

 

As always we are extremely grateful for your prayer support.  We look forward to hearing from you in person, on the phone, email, snail mail, or Facebook.  Until then; here, there, or in the air!

In His Service,

 
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Work Day: August 10th

Project: Fire Mitigation

Date(s): Saturday August 10th  2013        8:00am to 4:30pm

Location:  The home is in the Gleneagle area.  If you will be attending please let us know as we will send out the address to those who have sign up.

Project Description:  We will be raking leaves, pine needles, and debris, and picking up small debris.  We will also be removing some brush and scrub oak as well as trimming and cutting trees.

What is Needed: We will be providing six to eight rakes, a wheelbarrow, and 3 to 6 shovels.  If you have a spare rake please bring it so we will have enough to share.  We are working on getting a large bin for the debris.

General Guidelines:

Christian Conduct: No drugs, alcohol, smoking, foul language, off color jokes, or other inappropriate communications.

Dress: Please wear suitable and modest work clothes and sturdy shoes.

Other:  Please bring hats, gloves, lunch, and sunscreen.

 

Please let us know if you are coming so we can properly plan. You can do this by calling, emailing, or signing up online here.

 

Need more information?  Have a question?  Please call or write:  719.749.6286 or info@hoperestored.org.