Hurricane Joaquin Is Now a Category 3!

Hurricane Joaquin Category 3 (pic credit to NOAA)

Hurricane Joaquin Category 3 (pic credit to NOAA)

Via Echo Storm Team’s Facebook page: “Here is a very important update on Hurricane Joaquin, where it may be headed and the major flood threat it poses for the east coast. Please read and share!”

Echo Storm Team has been right on the money for most storms so we pay attention when they speak! Please read this post and join us in praying for all those in the path of Hurricane Joaquin now a Category 3 Hurricane! If you live in its path PLEASE EVACUATE WHEN YOU ARE ASKED TO FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY!! ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

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T-Shirt FUNdraiser!

EASY & FUN FUNDRAISER. Would you be interested in supporting us by purchasing a t-shirt for yourself or t-shirts for your family or organization? For every t-shirt sold $5 goes to Heart 4 Children Ministries!
We have had some interest shown in our t-shirts and are considering designing some new ones. So we are asking for anyone and everyone who is interested to comment below or email us at To place an order for shirts where we’ve had them made before they prefer a minimum of 50 shirts (sz toddler through adult 3X.) So we would need a lot of people to order or families to order to be able to get them. They will be between $15 and $20 per shirt depending on size and what the company charges now. (Plus shipping if you don’t lice locally. The last ones we had made was in May 2012 so a new design is in order! This design was created by Mike at Sportees in Hamilton, AL where we ordered our last shirts. We may want to change this design or tweak it. ~Head Banana T-shirt FUNdraiser

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We’re Getting Donations Because Of The News Story!

Rozie & her Mom

Someone saw our story about how we delivered clothes to Crutcho School in Oklahoma City, OK last Saturday, September 5, 2015 on and has contacted us to give us a large donation.  Can’t wait to see everything and post pics once we get them picked up, but that’s not all! While we were in Oklahoma City we learned of other needs for kids there and are working on those today. We will be meeting halfway between Bartlesville, OK and Oklahoma City, OK to deliver the clothes for the other children we learned about on Saturday and picking up the donation we’ll be getting due to the news story! Thank you to and for spreading the word about our small ministry we are so thankful!~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

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Heart 4 Children Ministries Made The News!

Mikaela getting a hug for the clothes the boys got!

Mikaela getting a hug for the clothes the boys got! did a story on us delivering the clothes to the kids to Crutcho School in Oklahoma City, OK! Also we put up most of the pics we took today on our Facebook page  and here is the link We still have a few more of the Crutcho pics to post. 

Russell & Coko on the way to OKC

Coko The Disaster Relief Dog trying to help Russell my Fave volunteer drive faster to get to Crutcho School so she could see the kids.

My fave volunteer–Russell–drove and Coko The Disaster Relief Dog put smiles on the kids faces! Her reward for helping make the kids smile after taking a road trip: Salt free french fries! To see the story on our delivering clothes to Crutcho School in Oklahoma City, OK please click on the link below. What a fun filled day we had! ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team…/small-ministry-makes-a-difference-…

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I love this part of the story as it shows there can be good news after a disaster! Please take time to watch this video. ~Mikaela

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This post is about nurses who came from Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa, OK.…/tulsa-nurse-remembers-mission-to-h The pictures I have found tell the story of the unbelievable devastation when the levies broke in New Orleans in 2005. It’s so heartbreaking to see the devastation and hear what the nurses had to deal with when they got there. So glad that they went and gave a measure of help and hope to the people of New Orleans in this difficult time. ~Mikaela

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Hurricane Katrina Survivor’s story (10 year anniversary 8.29.15)

hurricane katrina

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August 29, 2015 is a day that many people will never forget–Hurricane Katrina a strong Category 3 slammed into Louisiana. Heart 4 Children Ministries was not only not doing disaster relief then we did not incorporate until 2010. I knew about Hurricane Katrina but was not personally involved as I was with the tornadoes that hit Alabama, Joplin and several cities in Oklahoma. However, I now have a connection to someone who was personally involved in Hurricane Katrina. The person who helped him get back in his house was a Tulsa, OK police officer. Please watch this story but grab your tissues. ~ ~Mikaela

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Without her monthly gifts we would NOT have been able to buy all the clothes that we did at Walmart and Goodwill for the Crutcho kids! We want to give a SHOUT OUT to Melissa Mead-Spelde for her gift to Heart 4 Children Ministries every month. Please join us in thanking her! FOUR Walmart bags stuffed with clothes and TWO TRASH BAGS loaded with clothes from Goodwill!! God bless you Melissa we are so blessed by your gifts and so are the children! If you would like to help the children click on this link: ~Mikaela and the Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

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WOW We’re helping TWENTY FOUR Kiddos in Midwest City, OK!

Clothes 4 Crutcho Kids


Mikaela has been very busy the last few weeks and apologizes for not posting as often as she usually does.

A few weeks ago we learned that some children that we helped in the Crutcho Schools in 2013 after the flooding rain in Midwest City, OK were needing our help again. So Mikaela pulled out the inventory list to see what summer clothes we had and let our contact with the schools know what we had available. Due to the quiet year in 2015, we had not been giving out clothes so we had quite a few totes of them– many completely full.

Two weeks ago we began getting the list of names and sizes for these students and their younger siblings from our contact at the Crutcho Schools and learned that there wereTWENTY FOUR children who were in need of clothes. Pulling clothes from totes, boxes and hangars for that many children at a time is more than we have ever done and  a major undertaking for one person! (The only other time we planned to help that many children at a time was when we went to Joplin, MO after the 5.22.11 EF5 tornado to take 25 children shopping at Walmart! That time was crazy but easier because, of course, Walmart had more clothes than we did!)

Once Mikaela received the list of how many children were needing help and the sizes she knew that there would be some shopping involved as we did not have enough of all the sizes requested to outfit the kids the way we usually do. In between the beginning of when she began working on it and today she also was gone for 4 days on a mini vacation.

Clothes pulled for Crutcho & Mona

Today we were blessed to have a new volunteer helping us and got all the clothes pulled that we had. Then Mikaela went shopping to see if she could find clothes for the children who we either did not have any clothes for or very little. The pics are of clothes that had already been pulled. Later she’ll post pics of the ones she purchased.

Thankfully God not only gave Mikaela the strength to do all this and a volunteer to help her, but as He always does, He touched the hearts of you and others to give to help the children so that the clothes could be purchased. He also worked it out so that we could partner with our clothing manufacturer, Garan, INc. Without the clothes sent from Garan, Inc  it would have been hard for us to help these kids!

2T clothes

We are always happy to accept gifts for the children as we never know when we will be needed again. To donate please click here: As always we appreciate your support whether it is your prayers or your financial support. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

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