Category Archives: North East Coast

For the survivors of Sandy

House Fire in NY–Three Children Lost Their Stuff!


We have learned of a family in NY that lost their home to fire and was asking for assistance. We have been waiting to hear back from the Mom to know how many children and what was needed.

Now we have heard back from that family. There are 3 children a baby boy in size 12-18 months. A five year old girl in size 6-7 and a ten year old boy in size 14-16. Age  appropriate toys would be welcome as well and where we will start as that’s what we feel is most important for the kiddos. We will continue to keep you updated especially if you want to help.

To help you can either mail us a check at:  Heart 4 Children Ministries, 387 S. Fenway Pl., Bartlesville, OK 74006 or you can donate by clicking on this link:

We hope to also be able to help this family for Christmas. More on that later, though. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

Another Nor’Easter On It’s Way To Sandy-Battered Jersey Shore and NYC!

Superstorm sandy

Please join us in praying  for those who are still cleaning up from Super Storm Sandy that are now in the path of “Nemo” (the name the Weather Channel has given to the latest Nor’Easter to hit the east coast). Blizzard warnings began at 6 am this morning and continue through til tomorrow afternoon! Thanks ~Mikaela

Katrina’s going on another shopping trip as more donations came in for the kids in NY!

Shopping in Joplin Walmart with the 25 children and their families that lost everything in the Joplin tornado (August 2011)

Shopping trips for kids who lost their stuff are fun whether we go with them and their families or just go pick out toys and clothes in the sizes that are needed. Katrina Brannon (H4CM Alabama Central & Western Coordinator) is planning another shopping trip to buy stuff for the kiddos who lost their stuff due to Super Storm/Hurricane Sandy. What will she buy? More toys? That is the first thing that we want to be able to give them. Underwear? Socks? Diapers? Baby food? Formula? Guess we’ll have to wait and see the pics she takes after shopping with her helper–her 10-year-old daughter Shayde. Kids are great helpers picking out things for other kids!  Katrina said that she received 2 checks totaling $125! Wow that is so awesome! Giving a SHOUT OUT to Judith and Amanda thank you for your big  heart for the kids! ~Mikaela



Sharing this from JJ Francais, our Central and Western OK Coordinator:

If you live in the Chickasha area and would like to donate to the victims of Sandy please let me know. Heart 4 Children Ministries, Inc is prepping a package to send to an organization out there. Diapers, formula and infant care items are in desperate need. Call me at (405) 474-5505

Pics Of Donations to H4CM’s Tuscaloosa, AL Warehouse For NYC Sandy Survivors!

I am posting pics that Katrina Brannon, our Alabama Central & Western Coordinator took of the donations that she has either picked up or had delivered. The story is hers to tell, but I am sharing the pics (with her permission of course) because I’m so excited for the Kids that will receive them!!!

Babygirl clothes and baby blankets

Baby wipes–lots of packages

Coats, scarves and umbrellas

Bunch of toothbrushes got to keep their teeth healthy

Need a bunch of toothpaste to go with the toothbrushes

In the bags are more coats and blankets

G,E.R.T. Ministries

G.E.R.T. Ministries , Erie MI. GERT stands for God’s Emergency Response Team reaching out to “the least of these” Mathew 25:31-46  1 John 3:16-18…16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. Here is a post about today:

FUNDRAISING…RAISING FUNDS FOR OUR RELIEF TRIP TO NJ…Come see us today at Lewis and Alexis, Toledo OH from 12-4:30 @ Stormin Norman outside flea market. WINTER YARD SALE!!!!!

If you want to help them and do not live in or close to Toledo, OH, we recommend that you go to the donate page on their website and help that way. Here is the link:

We support G.E.R.T. Ministries in their efforts to help the survivors of the unbelievable and heartbreaking after effects of Superstorm Sandy. If you can help please do. But please support them with your prayers as we are.

 Margaret Raker (Steward of G.E.R.T. Ministries) started Yellow Bucket Prayer Requests  an open group on Facebook If you would like to join, here is the link: HERE They take any and all prayer requests. You can also click on the Yellow Bucket Prayer Request link on their website and submit your prayer request there.



Lighthouse Mission A Worthy Cause: The Only Place That Is Helping Hurricane Sandy Survivors In Long Island, NY!


“Hello Mikaela, we could sure use the help. I was just praying for pampers as the calls are overwhelming and here you are! 🙂:-) On a side note: can you please keep our kids club in prayer for tomorrow. We serve 100+ homeless children each week from a homeless shelter. We are expecting a huge amount of children tomorrow & I don’t know if we will be able to meet the need & I hate to turn children away… Please join us in prayer. God bless you!!!”
This is in response to the message I sent them. I will let you know if we hear anything else from them! ~Mikaela

Do you want to help the children who survived Hurricane Sandy? Would you like to give to a proven nonprofit who is already set up and on the ground serving the survivors? Heart 4 Children Ministries recommends LIGHTHOUSE MISSION located on Long Island, NY.

They have not stopped serving and were blessed to not lose electric during the monster storm. We have a link to their home page on our About page, their donate button is on the right near the top.  You do not have to have a PayPal account to help out, you can just use your credit or debit card. I just did and it’s easy Cool

Below are some of the basic needs for the children who survived Hurricane Sandy. We will ask the LIGHTHOUSE MISSION to use any funds donated by H4CM and our Bananas to be used exclusively for needs for the children. The choice, of course, is theirs on how to use any funds coming in. Biggest needs will be highlighted.

  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Formula
  • Baby Food
  • Snacks like granola bars
  • Non perishable foods that kids would like (ex Spaghettio’s)
  • Toothbrushes & toothpaste

Please keep those in prayer that suffered through this devastating and historic storm. Keep up with developments on our website and on our Facebook page:

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