September Workdays (3rd, 6th, 10th, and 13th)


Volunteers Needed for Multiple Projects



 


 

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Hope Restored

August 29, 2014

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Project Announcements

Project Announcements

 

Multiple Projects

There are multiple projects listed in this announcement so
please carefully note the time, day and date of each.  If you are unable to make one or more of the
projects please place them on your calendar and pray for the volunteers and
homeowners.  Please let us know if you
will be able to help with any of the following projects.

PROJECT 1

Project: Driveway Repair              

Date: Wednesday September
3rd 2014  7:30am to 3:00pm

Location: This
home is in Hanover. 

Project Description:
We will be helping a widow with a driveway repair to enable her to continue to
get water deliveries.  This home has no
well or municipal water.  The homeowner
relies on water being delivered to her cistern.
The summer flooding has eroded the gravel driveway around the
cistern.  As this problem continues to
get worse she will not be able to get water delivery.

We have worked the entry of this driveway in the past by
dropping recycled road base and leveling it into the holes.  We will be having two dump trucks deliver 15
tons each of road base about an hour apart.
We will level the material with shovels and rakes.

We will be starting earlier than normal to adjust for the
travel distance.  We will also work to
car pool if possible as the work site is over 50 miles each way.

 

What is Needed: We
need 4 to 6 people. 

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.  Dress in layers. 

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

Please let us know if you are coming so we can properly
plan.  Call or write:  719.749.6286 or info@hoperestored.org.

PROJECT 2

Project: Sifting                    

Date: Saturday September
6th 2014        8:30am to
4:00pm

Location: This
home is in in the Black Forest. 

Project Description:
We will be sifting ashes from a home burned in last years Black Forest fires.  We will be returning to a home we have worked
on multiple times.  We will be wearing
Tyvek for this project.

 

What is Needed: We
need 8 to 10 people.

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.  Dress in layers. 

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

Please let us know if you are coming so we can properly
plan.  Call or write:  719.749.6286 or info@hoperestored.org.

PROJECT 3

Project: Tornado Clean Up                      

Date: Wednesday
September 10th 2014            7:00am
to 4:00pm

Location: This
home is in in the Lake George. 

Project Description:
We will be helping an elderly widow by cutting trees downed by the tornado that
hit Lake George earlier this summer.  The
tasks will include cutting downed trees and dragging and stacking the slash for
chipping.

 

We will be starting earlier than normal to adjust for the
travel distance.  We will also work to
car pool if possible as the work site is over 50 miles each way.

 

What is Needed: We
need 10 to 16 people.

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.  Dress in layers. 

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

Please let us know if you are coming so we can properly
plan.  Call or write:  719.749.6286 or info@hoperestored.org.

PROJECT 4

Project: Tornado Clean Up                      

Date: Saturday
September 13th 2014      7:00am
to 4:00pm

Location: This
home is in in the Lake George. 

Project Description:
We will be helping an elderly widow by cutting trees downed by the tornado that
hit Lake George earlier this summer.  The
tasks will include cutting downed trees and dragging and stacking the slash for
chipping.

 

We will be starting earlier than normal to adjust for the
travel distance.  We will also work to
car pool if possible as the work site is over 50 miles each way.

 

What is Needed: We
need 10 to 16 people.

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.  Dress in layers. 

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

Please let us know if you are coming so we can properly
plan.  Call or write:  719.749.6286 or info@hoperestored.org.

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

 

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

 

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July 2014 Newsletter

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July Newsletter
July 7, 2014
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Summer has arrived!  The weather has provided for a wild ride so far this year with heat, rain, wind, lightening, and tornadoes all in our local area.  We have monitored multiple events already this year in our local area including fires, flooding, and tornados. Fortunately none of these, so far, have required a disaster response.

Current Status

 

We have completed 15 work orders with 22 work days so far this year. The work has included tree clean up in the Black Forest, fire mitigation, digging a trench, and small home repair.

 

 

We currently have another 7 work orders that we are working to get onto the calendar. 

 

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Open Work Orders

 

Sifting east of Kiowa

We worked sifting a home that burned just east of Kiowa.  There is still one more day of work required to complete this work order.  We are working with the homeowner to set a date to return.

 

Sifting in Black Forest

We have an open work order in the Black Forest for a sifting job.  We almost completed this work order when a thunderstorm closed the work site with lightening.  We will be working with the homeowner to set up a return date.

 

Tree Work Black Forest

We have three work orders to help families in Black Forest with clearing trees.   We are working with each to establish work days.

 

Sediment Cleanup

We have had two jobs identified for sediment removal along Cheyenne Creek due to last years flooding.  We are working a myriad of issues to lock in these jobs.  Once we are able to resolve the issues we will be getting these on the calendar.

Training

 

Byron had the privilege to teach a class for the Woodmen Valley Chapel Disaster Response Team (DRT) in June.  We had a great response.

Out of Our Lane

We have recently been made aware of a significant need in our community.  It may not seem like a disaster response activity… but then maybe you have toilet paper at your house.  The number one commodity need for the under privileged in our community is toilet paper.  Once local charity organization has stated that they need over 500,000 rolls to meet the need for this year alone!  Jerry and Kathy have been working for the last five years to help meet this need.  This year they will be working their 5th annual fund raiser to buy toilet paper.   Even though this is out of our “normal working lane” we are burdened to get involved.  So we are making a call for toilet paper donations, and not the single ply.  (Consider what you would prefer to use and let’s make that what we donate.)  We will also be supporting the 5K run/walk this August the 23rd with volunteers, TP donations, and runners/walkers.  

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Answered Prayers

We recently received a large grant from our local chapter of the Red Cross.  This will result in our having a good supply of Tyvek coveralls and N95 masks. 

 

Tammie Sandin is back from her missionary trip to Nicaragua.  She had a safe trip and a wonderful experience.

 

 

David Bendt returned safely from a tornado response with Samaritan’s Purse in Pilgar, NE.

Prayer Requests

 

Here are the ministry needs for which we are seeking prayer:

 

1.  Help to wisely discern how to invest our time, resources, and talents.

 

2. Opportunities, courage, and success for the volunteers in sharing the gospel through all of the interactions that we have as we serve.

 

3. Safety – Much of the work we are doing includes running power equipment including chain saws and chippers.  Please pray that God will continue to protect all of us as we work and travel to and from the work sites.

 

4. Sourcing – Please pray that God will help us to get into the right places and organizations to get the donations required for tooling and supplies to support the volunteers in the work.

 

5. Staffing – We are in need of volunteer staff to help us with grants and with sourcing.  We need someone who can research and write grant requests.  We also need someone who can help us source supplies like personal protective equipment (chaps, safety helmets with facemasks and ear protection, etc.) , tooling (limb clippers, weed whips, brush cutters, wheelbarrows, etc.) water, and snacks.

 

 

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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April 2014 Newsletter

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Newsletter Update
April 1, 2014
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Season Opener

We opened our season with a trip to the far east edge of Colorado Springs.  We worked clearing tumbleweeds from a 250+ foot driveway. 

 

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Open Work Orders

We currently have eight open work orders. 

 

Sifting in Black Forest

We have an open work order in the Black Forest for a sifting job.  We started this job at the end of last year and were able to make three trips before the weather forced us out. There is one more day of work left.  We will start when the temperatures rise enough for the ash to thaw.

 

Sifting east of Kiowa

We assessed a home that burned just east of Kiowa the first of the year.  The road conditions to get to the property were dangerous at the time of assessment and have gotten worse with the recent snows.  Once the weather clears and the roads have time to clear from snow and ice, and the ash has time to thaw we will get this one on the calendar.

 

Repairing Vapor Barrier

We had this job on the calendar for the 1st of February.  It was cancelled due to weather and unsafe road conditions. This is a small job taking only two or three volunteers.  We will get it back on the calendar as soon as possible.

 

Tree Work Black Forest

We have work orders to help three families in Black Forest with clearing trees.  These will be big jobs requiring multiple visits. 

 

Dig a Ditch

We have just assessed helping to dig out a drainage pipe that clogged during the flooding last year and caused a basement to flood.  We did the mud-out and have been asked if we would be willing to come back and help dig out the pipe so the homeowner can repair it.

 

Fire Mitigation

We are scheduling a return visit to Jane’s home to work fire mitigation.

Opprotunity

We were given the opportunity to present Hope Restored to the congregation at Rocky Mountain Calvary (Colorado Springs, CO) during all three services.  We also had a table in the foyer for people to sign up for newsletters, to ask questions, and to talk. 

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Training

We had the privilege to provide a training for fire, flood, and tornado response to the team at Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church (Colorado Springs, CO).  They had a great turn out of team members and two representatives from the El Paso County Emergency Operations Center. 

 

Byron has been invited by the El Paso County Emergency Operations Center to help teach Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes in May and June.

Miscellaneous

 

Byron and Susan have been invited to speak at a church family camp in California in June.

Answered Prayers

 

God is providing opportunities in our local community for our teams to work and share the gospel.  We committed to focus our efforts on the greater Colorado Springs area this year.  We have completed two work orders already, have another eight work orders that are ready to work, and have two work orders that are ready to be assessed.

 

 

We have been able to purchase two new chain saws that will be used immediately this year on the existing three work orders and the work orders that we expect to add in the next couple of months that we have that have a good deal of tree work.

Prayer Requests

 

Here are the ministry needs for which we are seeking prayer:

 

 

  • Help to wisely discern how to invest our time, resources, and talents.
 
  • Opportunities, courage, and success for the volunteers in sharing the gospel through all of the interactions that we have as we serve.
 
  • Sourcing – Please pray that God will help us to get into the right places and organizations to get the donations required for tooling and supplies to support the volunteers in the work.  Specifically we are low on Tyvek type coveralls for expected flooding and fire response.

 

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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