Resolve to Be Ready #PREPARED 2014. Here is an excerpt from ready.gov:
“This year’s Resolve to be Ready campaign focuses on ‘Family Connection’ to reinforce the importance of parents including their children in preparedness conversations in advance of potential disasters. The Ready campaign makes an emergency preparedness resolution easy to keep by recommending families consider these three ideas when making a plan:who to call, where to meet and what to pack.”
For the complete article please click on this link: http://www.ready.gov/prepared2014
Please get together with your family and make a plan! ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Gotta love humor and when it comes with weather–we all know how easy it is to forecast the weather perfectly– I just had to share ~Head Banana Comic Relief
We are happy that our weather is warmer–today it was 60 degrees–but with the warmer (and much windier) weather comes the threat of wildfires! Today several fires broke out, one 20-30 minutes from where I live in Washington County, OK. For more details please click on the newson6.com link http://www.newson6.com/story/24744278/oklahoma-fire-crews-battling-grass-fires We are praying for rain in OK! ~Mikaela
We would love for you to follow us on Facebook. Here are the links to our Facebook pages. Our main page is https://www.facebook.com/heart4childrenministries.org Then there’s our page for helping children after a natural disaster https://www.facebook.com/pages/H4cm-Helping-Children-after-Natural-Disasters/382224151853268?ref=hl ~Mikaela
After we helped the pre k kiddos in an elementary school in Bartlesville, we learned of other needs for older children in that school. Today we gave them all we had in the winter 4T-7 for boys and girls and hope that will take care of the need. We are having a brutally cold winter this winter and have been under a wind chill advisory again–this morning the wind chill was -7! We are thankful that we had to clothes to give them ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
We have been asked if we could help 5 foster children here in Bartlesville! We gave the clothes we had to the foster Mom this week and were thrilled that the coat that we had fit the girl who wears a 15/16 and she was the only one of the 5 without a coat! We are working to get clothes for the children that we did not have the right sizes for~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
One of three totes (2 for girls and one for boys) of winter clothes going to an elementary school in Bartlesville for pre k children!
The last few OK winters have been mild, we have not had a bad winter since the winter of 2009-2010. That winter we broke records for below zero temps. Well, here we go again with the below zero temps and if not the temps it’s the wind chills! Yes we have been blessed with some mild days in between, but the bottom line is that there a lot of children in OK that did not have winter outwear nor enough blankets for a winter like we are having! Seventy percent of the kids we are helping lost everything in the May storms!
We have learned that there are some pre-k kiddos in a Bartlesville school that need some winter clothes, and we have the size needed 3T. This afternoon we began sorting and packing totes that will be distributed to them! Always happy to help kids in need but a rare treat to help them in Bartlesville. We may be helping some other Bartlesville elementary kids as well, we’re just waiting to see if we have the needed sizes for them. This winter has shown the most needs we’ve seen here since we began helping!
Between the pre-k kids and the other kids we’ve been blessed to help already this year we now stand at 41 and we’re still in January! ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Ok I know it’s been awhile since you’ve had any of your Head Banana’s comic relief, so you’re gonna get a double portion today! Sure hope you’re ready! OK first our Banana Bunch theme sung to the tune of the Care Bears (when it says Care Bears Family insert Banana Bunch Family!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxMpIFn-EgM Then one of my fave silly songs Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear singing Movin’ Right Along (from the Muppet Movie) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMR5JVo21wQ
Enjoy and sing along! ~Mikaela (aka Head Banana)
So sorry I have not been posting but I have been “under the weather” will try to get back on it and get you all caught up soon! ~Mikaela
How did you start your new year? Working on a resolution or goal? Stuck in the house due to weather? Working on your income taxes?
In our Bartlesville office, we have started on our 2013 inventory and chosen this time to move as much of our clothes and shoe inventory into clear totes as we can. It is so much easier to see what is available when we get a call for a certain size. We are not done yet but have made a lot of progress. We hope to hear back on some children that need sizes we have!
We will be letting you know the total of how many children we were blessed to help in 2013 and what we gave away. Stay tuned for updates. ~Mikaela