Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti (pic credit Mission Direct Haiti)
Heartbreaking video of Haiti during and after Hurricane Matthew via news9.com Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti Tuesday Remembering the damage of the earthquake there in 2010 before Heart 4 Children Ministries was incorporated and why God wanted sleeping mats made for the children there. We no longer work outside the US, but our prayers go out to them. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Please join us in praying for all in the path of Category 4 Hurricane Matthew–Jamaica, Haiti & Cuba! According to John Kassell: “Based on recent recon data, Hurricane Matthew may acquire Category 5 strength with 11pm advisory.” ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Hurricane Matthew (pic credit John Kassell)
We spoke to the Emergency Management Director in Roane County, WV today and now have a contact person for the Red Cross in Roane and the surrounding counties. We are hoping to hear back from theRed Cross representative in the Oklahoma counties of Gavin and Commanche any day now. Hopefully soon we will know how many children need our help. If you would like to help please go to this safe link Donate, you can give via Pay Pal or mail a check to our office. As always we appreciate any gifts that you would like to give for the children. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
We made contact with Emergency Management in WV as well as Red Cross today. However, since they are still out in the field it is still too early for them to have information for us on how many children need our help. We are closer, though, to getting that information from our Red Cross contact here in Oklahoma. It is likely that we will need to ship the toys, clothes and shoes, though, instead of delivering them in person as Mikaela prefers to do. If you would like to contribute to help us with shipping costs please click on our linkhttp://www.heart4childrenministries.org/?page_id=87 You can pay by check or on our secure PayPal link. As always we appreciate your help. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
We have now spoken at length with an Emergency Management Director in West Virginia and learned that there are four counties that were hit harder than Roane: Kanawha, Green Briar, Nicholas and Clay. We will be contacting the Emergency Management Directors in these counties to see how we can help.
In addition, we hope to soon learn how many children we can help in the Oklahoma counties that were hit hard last month as well. We spoke again to our contact today and hope to know the answer–at least for Oklahoma needs–in the next few days.
Thinking we may know now why we received so many boxes between May 9th and July 2nd from our partner, Garan, Inc and the generous donation we received that we will use to purchase toys! God always knows ahead of time what we will need and was making sure it was sent! We will let you know what we find out after we contact the emergency management in the four hardest hit counties.
As always when a natural disaster happens–especially of this magnitude–we appreciate any and all donations as they will help us with shipping costs. Here is the link if you’d like to help. Donate ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
You know when your Head Banana gets excited as she starts dancin’ around, right?! Well, guess who’s dancin?! Yup cuz I’m excited as we’re getting closer to learning what needs kids have in the Oklahoma Counties that were hit hard by the floods last month. We may even know by this afternoon. Also hoping to hear more about the needs in Roan County, West Virginia as well! ~Mikaela aka Head Banana & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
SHOUT OUT to the Christian Education Leadership Academy for the generous donation we received from them today. We are feeling so blessed. Now we can purchase toys! #feelingblessed ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
While we are waiting to hear back on what if any help we can provide for children whose homes have flooded in Oklahoma, another state may now need our help.
If you have been watching the news the last few days, you have seen the heartbreaking pictures coming out of West Virginia like this one. We will be checking with the Roane County Office of Emergency Services Director, the hardest hit area there, to offer our assistance for children whose homes have been flooded. Please keep these families in your prayers! For more details please click on the link below.~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
We spoke with the Red Cross representative in Commanche County, OK and are now waiting for a possible list of all the children that “suffered great loss” from the flooding on June 12, 2016 as well as a call back from Emergency Management in Garvin County, OK for the flooding there.
Meanwhile, God is preparing us for helping more kids as in addition to the 13 boxes we received from our partner in May with clothes, sandals and toys, we received one box Wednesday, one Thursday and one yesterday. We are so thankful for our partnership with Garan, Inc they are such a blessing! #feelingrateful ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team