Periodically we post new volunteer opportunities on our volunteer page and just updated it today. Please check it out to see if you would be interested in serving. http://www.heart4childrenministries.org/?page_id=2851
1. Become interested
2. Become involved
The more of our fans that are involved with what we do the more children we can help. As you know, not all of our TWELVE HUNDRED AND FORTY SIX Bananas (fans) will see this post due to how Facebook works now, so we are counting on those who do to SHARE SHARE SHARE! We have lost several of our directors due to their health conditions and are praying that God will send us people who have the heart that we have to help children. ~Mikaela
1. Natural disasters
2. House fires
3. Wild fires
4. Emergency foster care
5. Disadvantaged children
6. Domestic violence
What do all these situations have in common? Stay tuned for the answer.
1. We went shopping for underwear and socks for 6 kids at a local elementary school.
2. We have been sorting through our inventory for clothes from our clothing manufacturing partner (and other donated clothes as well) that would fit children in the above school ranging in sizes from 3T-8 (we will likely be receiving more sizes.)
3. Once we finish sorting through our inventory for the clothes, we will be heading back to the store to finish purchasing packages of socks and underwear for the other four children.
So no we have not been “sitting on our laurels” just because there have not been any “natural disasters” in the last couple of months. In addition to helping the disadvantaged children at a local elementary school, we are waiting to hear back on whether 2 children whose house was set on fire need any help from us!
Any time you want to join us on one of our adventures just let us know. Well maybe you would not consider shopping for underwear and socks at Walmart, or digging through totes and boxes looking for certain sizes an adventure, but it sure can be!! Keeping it real. Never gets old. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
A SHOUT OUT TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE!!
We shipped a box of khakis a few days ago to Crutcho School near Midwest City, Oklahoma. These kids had to deal with the flood last year that came from the same storm that caused some of the 2013 tornadoes. So glad we can help them again! We are thankful that our local Walmart had them:)~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
These pics are from the family that we helped in Joplin. We’ve been blessed to continue long term help with this family that we first helped when we did our Walmart Joplin shopping trip a few months after the May 22, 2011 Joplin tornado. They needed help with their back-to-school needs (clothes, shoes, etc) this year.We could not help if we did not receive your monetary gifts! Thanks so much for caring for the children. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
If you have children in school, does their school have a tornado shelter? Just checking to see how different areas in the US deal with and feel about protecting our children this way. Parents that lost children in the 5.20.13 Moore, OK tornado have lobbied in OK for tornado shelters in all OK schools. Plaza Towers Elementary was destroyed killing 7 children and Briarwood Elementary School was heavily damaged.
Feel free to comment or leave links to news stories here. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
It is a blessing that we can do long term help for some of the children who have experienced the horror of a tornado. We have seen the destruction first hand of tornadoes especially the EF5 ones. We are including pics of some of the clothes that we will be sending to several OK kiddos who experienced the terror of the 5.20.13 Moore tornado an EF5.
Later we will be sharing pics of clothes going to one of the families in Joplin who had suffered major loss due to the 5.22.11 EF5 tornado there that we have been able to help with long term relief.
We sure appreciate your support as we help children one child at a time. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
We may be called upon to help when certain things go wrong in a child’s life and hope that we will always be a blessing to each child and their family. When a natural disaster like a tornado or flood happens, a wildfire, or house fire occurs we hope to always be able to help, wishing we were not needed. When children have to be put into emergency foster care we may get a call for toys, clothes, diapers or a number of other things. We are blessed to be able to help in many different situations and love to see the smiles on the kiddos faces and that of their parents or guardians. We are thankful for those who support us in prayer and financially, without your help we could not do what we do. Thanks for your support. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team