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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 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!

 

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Merry Christmas!

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For unto us a child is born, a son is given: and the
government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful,
Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 

Isaiah
9:6

About 2,000 years ago angels from heaven came to the
lowliest of all mankind with good news of hope.
In that time shepherds were considered some of the lowest members of
society.  They were so poorly thought of
that they were not even allowed to testify in a court of law.  Yet God Himself sent His mighty messengers to
them with the first announcement of the birth of hope, Jesus.  Born of a virgin, in a barn, a feeding trough
for a crib, surrounded by animals, the creator of all the universe came to us,
a gift from a loving and gracious God.
As we celebrate Christmas may we be reminded of the glorious birth of
our Lord and Savior.  May the gift of
salvation, through a personal relationship with Jesus, be the gift that we most
treasure. May we reflect on the only true hope that we and the rest of humanity
will ever experience.  May our hearts be
filled with grace and peace!

Merry CHRISTmas.

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November 19 Newsletter

Newsletter Update

November 19, 2013

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Clean Up & Preparing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since completing the southern Colorado flood response we have been busy moving into crisis response.  We started by unloading the tool trailer and cleaning and repairing all of the tools.  This was followed by a complete inventory of tools and safety gear.  We moved reserve safety equipment to the complimentary warehouse storage provided by Focus on the Family.

 

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We have been invited to and have attended meetings with the regional VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster).  Involvement has helped us to better integrate with the local volunteer organizations.

 

Crisis Response

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some highlights from some of the work orders that we have been working as we have moved back into crisis response mode.

 

Basic Yard Work

We were able to work for Zoe and Jerry who needed some help with basic yard work.  They are overwhelmed dealing with Jerry’s need for brain surgery to remove a tumor. We took a small crew of four and cut the small trees that were close to the trailer, trimmed a couple of the larger trees, and raked out the yard.

 

Return Visit for Driveway Repair

A local independent dump truck driver (Robert) offered to help us get another load of road base material out to Monica’s home.  Monica was the woman who had severe damage to her 300+ foot long drive way on the far southeast side of town.  When she first called she had been trapped in her home unable to receive water or propane deliveries due to the severe wash out of her drive for over two weeks.  We were able to get the first load of approximately 15 tons of road base delivered, shoveled and raked into place in early October (see the October 17th newsletter for the miracles that led up to and resulted in the first workday.)  The first load solved two of the problem areas but was insufficient to complete the third area (the largest of the three washouts.)  Well, Robert delivered another 15 tons of material.  The material was dumped in the area where we had previously placed and spread about 8 tons of road base.   The road base was shoveled and raked into place with a volunteer team of four, and Robert meticulously used his truck to compress the entire area.  

 

We were able to once again have one of the pastors from Rocky Mountain Calvary join us in the role of chaplain.  This provided a very important time of focused ministry for Monica on both of the workdays that we were able to serve.

 

Flood Cleanup

A call came in from a referral from a single mom needing help with flood cleanup.  She had been trying to get the work completed on her own but was unable to manage getting the debris from the crawlspace.  We had a team of 8 volunteers and were able to clear the debris from the crawlspace and back yard.

 

Sifting

The disaster response to the Black Forest Fires closed at the end of August.  However, we have been hearing that there are some families that still need help sifting through the ashes of their homes.  We were able to connect with Rich and assess his site.  We have been out three times to sift and expect that we will be able to complete the work in one more visit.  The first visit we had 14 volunteers, the second visit we had 14 volunteers and the last visit we had 8 volunteers.  The ash has been difficult to manage as it has been rain soaked and dried multiple times so it is much more compact and more difficult to break up.  

 

The first day the volunteers braved a starting temperature of 26 degrees, which warmed up to the low 40’s.  The last two days the weather was much more cooperative with temperatures between the 40’s and 60’s.

 

There has been a tremendous amount of heartbreak and frustration for Rich as he has endured the loss of his home.  The first two workdays we found very little for which Rich was looking.  However, on the last visit we were able to find several rings and loose gems, as well as a wedding ring.  We also were able to uncover some of the china for which he was looking.  We estimate that we have one more day of work to complete this task.

 

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What is Next

 

 

 

 

We have been in touch with two other volunteer organizations working in the Black Forest.  Both of the organizations focus on helping families get food, clothing, and housing.  We are working to provide support in cleaning up after the fires and flooding.  We are expecting multiple jobs to help with trees and sifting over the next few months.

 

Christmas Brunch

We will be having a Christmas pot-luck brunch Saturday December 7th from 11:00 to 1:00.  Rocky Mountain Calvary is providing the space for us in the “Upper Room”.  Please let us know as soon as possible if you are planning on attending and what you are bringing so that we can properly plan.  We are excited for a time of fellowship with the volunteers!

 

Answered Prayers

We have been blessed in so many ways this year!  We have received multiple donations of much needed safety equipment (Tyvek suits, goggles, gloves, masks), road base materials, deliveries via dump trucks, warehouse space and support, web page support, social media and email support, and funding.

 

God has moved to bring in new volunteers and new opportunities to serve in our local community.  We are greatly blessed by each volunteer that gives their time and energy to serve.

 


Please continue to pray that God will help us to wisely discern how to invest our time and talents in the coming year.

 
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!
 

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Black Forest Fire Sifting Work Day – November 16

Newsletter & Flood Update

November 13, 2013

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Work Day on Saturday
and we need volunteers!!!

Project: Sifting

 

Date(s): Saturday November 16th 20138:30am to 4:00pm

 

Location:  The home is in the Colorado Springs is in Black Forest.  If you will be attending please let us know. We will send out the details on where we are meeting to those who sign up.

 

Project Description:  We will be sifting ashes of a home burnt in the Black Forest fire.

 

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 to help with the cold.  We will be suiting up in Tyvek.

 

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

 

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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October 18th Colorado Springs Flood Update

Newsletter & Flood Update

October 18, 2013

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October 18th Flood Update

Southern Colorado Flood Response

Since our last update we
have continued to stay busy responding to the flooding in southern
Colorado.  We have been working on a workday
schedule, with volunteers working on work orders, of Mondays, Wednesdays,
Fridays, and Saturdays.  God has been
incredibly faithful bringing us the needed supplies and volunteers for each
days work.

 

By the Numbers

Here is a quick view of
the Southern Colorado flood response by the numbers:

– Total work orders
written to date: 40

– Total work orders completed to date: 35

– Total work orders still to be assess: 0

– Total volunteers to date: 131

– Total volunteer hours to date: 975

Some Flood Response Highlights

First we want to update you on the project on the
far east end of town.  If you will
remember if we had found the correct address on the map before we left to
assess the project we would have declined to work the project because it was too
far out.  Also remember we “do not do
driveways” and this was a driveway repair.
Finally remember that once we arrived on property and met with Monica we
knew that this was a divine appointment.
Ok… so here is the update.  

 

We
received a phone call on Tuesday the 8th from Bob.  Bob explained that he had picked up about 15
tons of material for the driveway and would be able to deliver it on
Saturday.  He also explained that the
material and the delivery would be free.
We contacted Kent, the missions pastor at Rocky Mountain Calvary, with
the excellent news and requested a pastor to be our chaplain for Saturday
morning.  At 7:45 Saturday morning the
truck arrived and off loaded the 15 tons of road base into giant piles in each
of the three worst holes in the driveway.
While the volunteers raked and shoveled the material level in each of
the holes pastor Dan was able to spend time with Monica.  As we finished we realized that we needed at least
15 tons more of road base to complete the repairs to the largest hole.  The repairs we were able to implement are an
excellent start and will allow Monica to get out of her driveway, and
deliveries of water and propane to get into her driveway.  At first we were a bit disappointed that we
were unable to complete the repairs with our first visit.  However, we quickly realized that the need
for another load provides the opportunity to come back and serve Monica
again.  Please continue to pray for
Monica.  We are looking forward to our
next trip out and are prayerful that the seeds planted in the first two visits
will see harvest.

 

Our
regular volunteer core has grown to seven that we count on for almost every
workday and another four to six that we can count on for most work days.  God has brought us teams from churches,
U-Turn for Christ, and Peterson AFB on the days where we needed large teams.

 

The
volunteers have shoveled mud, moved soaked belongings, emptied dozens of
truckloads from basements, removed carpet and padding, removed paneling and
wallboard, pumped out basements, power washed basements, filled and delivered
sandbags, raked and shoveled tons of road base, and moved tons of rock and
gravel.   They have filled multiple 40
yard bins to the max with flood debris.
There has been ample opportunity for many injuries but God has been
faithful to protect each and everyone and allow only one minor injury.  We have been astounded with God’s provision
of tooling, safety equipment, and funding for fuel and other expenses.  We hope that you will be as encouraged as we
are as we look back at God’s provision and care.

 

Two
of the remaining five work orders are “On Hold” as we wait to hear
back from the requestors. We have the one work order for Monica that we will be
working on long term as we are able to get material and delivery. We anticipate
working on the other two work orders this Saturday.

 

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What You Can Do

 

One of the two work orders that we will work Saturday is removing drywall in a basement. The drywall has been tested and has been determined to be asbestos free. We will need four to six volunteers for this effort. The second work order will be re-landscaping a back yard to help prevent future damages. We will need six to ten volunteers for this effort. If you are interested in

working this Saturday please send us an email at info@hoperestored.org, with which work order you would be interested in working, as soon as possible so we can plan and send you the information as to where to meet.


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!

 

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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!

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July Newsletter

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Deployment Announcement
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Byron and Susan continue to work in response to the Black Forest Fire in Colorado as Samaritan’s Purse volunteers. They are working as the volunteer coordinators.  In this role they are responsible for all of the volunteers, job sites, and work order management.  April, Clark, Max, Carl, Jerry, Lou Ann, Linda, Kelley, Tammie, Marshall, John, Sue and many other of our regular volunteers are also working as Samaritan’s Purse volunteers in various capacities to include team leaders, assessors, and workers.

 

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 and several other organizations have also come out to volunteer with Samaritan’s Purse.

 

At the end of the day Tuesday the 9th of July Samaritan’s Purse had 259 total work orders written.  As of this morning 68 work orders have been completed by others (friends and family or another organization).  Samaritan’s Purse has completed 74 work orders and 117 remain open.  Volunteers have started to thin a little with 100 in the morning and only six coming in yesterday afternoon.  Please be praying that the volunteer count will stabilize until the work can be completed.

 

We would be interested to hear your thoughts and input on our new email communications.

 

God is taking excellent care of Byron and Susan as they continue to work.  Your prayers for wisdom and strength are being answered please keep praying.

 

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!

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Volunteers are still needed daily Monday through Saturday. Samaritan’s Purse is taking new volunteers at Mountain Springs Church (7345 Adventure Way) at 7:30 and 12:30.
Questions? Call
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The Black Forest fire has been stated to be the worst in CO history.  The status at the time of this newsletter is: 511 homes destroyed, over 15,000 acres burned, 2 fatalities, and 100% containment.  We have written over 220 work orders to serve people affected by the fires.

 

Samaritan’s Purse was able to accept out invitation to respond and we welcomed their program manager and truck Wednesday the 19th and transitioned all of our work orders and activities starting Thursday Morning the 20th.

 

Byron and Susan are working as Samaritan’s Purse volunteers as the volunteer coordinators.  In this role they are responsible for all of the volunteers, job sites, and work order management.  April, Clark, Max, Carl, Jerry, Lou Ann, Linda, Kelley, Tammie, Marshall, and many other of our regular volunteers are also working as Samaritan’s Purse volunteers in various capacities to include team leaders, assessors, and workers.

 

The first day of assessors being allowed to make contact and visit with the affected residents was Friday the 21st.  The first teams went out to start sifting through the ashes Saturday the 22nd.  At the writing of this update the teams have completed the sifting of 19 homes.  Work will continue Monday through Saturday starting every day with orientation at 7:30 and 12:30 at Mountain Springs Church at 7345 Adventure Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80908.  The number for the SP office (in the trailer) is 719.623.2750.  Anyone with volunteer questions or needing assistance should call the SP office number.  To volunteer simply show up at Mountain Springs church 15 minutes before one of the orientation times to complete your paperwork and get settled in for the 15 – 20 minute orientation.  From there you will be assigned to a team and will set out to the job site for the day.

 

Byron was featured in a Samaritan’s Purse video.  We wanted to share the message with you and hope that it will provide comfort to those in crisis. (Click the image to view)

 

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We continue to work to improve our communications and are very grateful to Kaitlyn for helping us to improve our social media and communications.  We are also grateful to Doug at Null Variable for helping us get our website updated so we can do a better job with posting and keeping it current.

 

God has been good as we have traveled through the last six weeks serving in tornado response in Texas and Oklahoma, and now fires back in our hometown.  Your prayers for wisdom and strength are being answered please keep praying.

 

 

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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Byron and Susan Spinney

Hope Restored

719.749.6286

info@hoperestored.org

www.hoperestored.org

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Black Forest Fire Update

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Update on the Black Forest Fire
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Hello,
As many of you know we started to work the Black Forest Fire response Tuesday the 11th of June.  We have been working with Samaritan’s Purse as well since the 11th to get them to come and bring their significant resource to the effort.  We were informed Monday the 17th that they would be able provide a Disaster Relief (DR) unit.  We greeted the program manager and the DR unit today as they arrived.  We are working the transition from Hope Restored to Samaritan’s Purse and the operation will be fully Samaritan’s Purse in the morning.  Byron will will be the Volunteer Coordinators as he did with the Waldo Canyon response.  In this role he will be responsible for all of the volunteer activity and all of the work orders.  Byron will be working in this role as a Samaritan’s Purse Volunteers.
Samaritans Purse will be operating out of Mountain Springs Church at 7345 Adventure Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80923.
The first day of work is still unknown as we wait for the county to open areas for non-residents to work.  As you prepare to volunteer please arrange to bring a lunch,  snacks, gloves,  sunscreen, and hat.  We will send out another email as more information becomes available.
Please keep us in prayer as we engage in this activity.  We will need wisdom and strength to complete the tasks that lie ahead.
Byron & Susan Spinney
Contact Us | Phone: 719-749-6286 | info@hoperestored.org