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Old 09-15-2017, 05:18 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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We have collected $575 so far from sales and donations on this forum. I just sent a donation via PayPal of the $575 to www.airmobile.org Thanks to all for the help . The need for more help is there in Texas, and now Florida has many additional needs for help from the results of destruction caused by Hurricane Irma. Lets all dig deep and donate funds and wood to help. I just experienced 80 knot winds and lots of rain on my property , but am thankful that the overall damage was minimal ...............many, many others here in Florida were not so fortunate .

There are trees down and tons of wood everywhere in BREVARD COUNTY . I will get what I can.

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Old 09-19-2017, 01:31 PM   #22 (permalink)
 
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I guess fund raising is not my expertise Out of our 26000 members , 5 to 6 have offered to help the needy hurricane people. Since I started this thread Hurricane Irma has caused much damage to Florida, Bahamas , etc. Now there is Hurricane Maria pounding the Virgin Islands and PR . The need is really increasing fast , to say the least !! You know, if all of us would just pledge $.24 per week ....that would equate to $6500 / week ......and $1.00 per week is $26000 / week. AMAZING what can be achieved if we all contribute. $.25......a quarter per week is hardly anything
We would probably make the national news , if this happened.

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Old 09-21-2017, 04:01 PM   #23 (permalink)
 
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PUERTO RICO....DECIMATED!! HURRICANE MARIA TARGETING THE TURKS & CAICOS[/font]


Puerto Rico took the direct violent strike of Hurricane Maria. The Island has been decimated.

100% of the power is off. In some cases, not expected to return for 6 months. This is going to be a very tough road ahead for millions. WE PRAY!!

Here's more - MASS DESTRUCTION / MAJOR FLOODING / ALL OF PUERTO RICO COULD BE WITHOUT POWER FOR MONTHS



We have been trying to get in touch with Jerry Giles, the "God-Send" who helped our RAM / AIR MOBILE Team when we landing in Puerto Rico last Friday. No word. WE PRAY!
I have been in frequent communication with Stan Brock of Remote Area Medical (RAM) and Bob Bostic of "Deliver The Difference" regarding putting a team together to bring CLEAN WATER / FOOD & MEDICAL CARE for the devastated Islands.


We don't know which Island to begin with. Again, we're PRAYING and asking our Lord to guide our footsteps & our Flight Plans
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Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria is back in warm waters and likely strengthening from a Catagory 3 and lashing the North Coast of the Dominican Republic and targeting the Turks & Caicos

Here's more - HURRICANE MARIA STRENGTHENS AGAIN AS IT HEADS TOWARD TURKS & CAICOS[


I'm THANKFUL that we placed an Air Mobile Rescuer into the hands of TEAM RUBICON, great FIRST RESPONDERS!

We are working diligently to put the "Next Mission" together. We're putting as many Air Mobile Rescuers together that we can.

WE NEED FUNDING and we're so THANKFUL to have you on-board with us with your invaluable PRAYER, LOVE AND SUPPORT!!

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Old 09-21-2017, 04:32 PM   #24 (permalink)
 
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I have been following this thread since the beginning and a few thoughts have finally firmed up.
Though generous and kind to one another (at least taken as a whole), we are pretty cheap when it comes to our pen making. We're all trying to make pens, not buy them. We are trying to save money on materials. Pens (our greatest commodity as a group) is not a commodity among us. We all already have them...and make them!
Next - I bought a set of blanks when first available...but it was a twenty dollar commitment. Hardly breaking the bank...but I bought walnut blanks while sitting on a hundred, fifty board feet of walnut in my storage facility. It was a donation, not an attempt to buy pen blanks. However, that is probably where the generosity ends among us as a group.
Something to consider - these other points withstanding - is to go outside the forum to sell finished pens. An auction site (I hesitate to say the dirty "eB*y word") selling finished pens to support the charity would make "our most precious commodity" (other than our care and concern for one another) available to people who can't do what we do, and are willing to pay for it. Donated pens - finished products - are at the premium value. Trying to make money on raw materials among manufacturers is analogous to trying to make money doing laundry at the brothel. You're much further ahead being the Madam and selling the "finished product." Just my two cents.

Special thanks to those who helped in some way. The generosity and human kindness I see when the chips are down has been the hallmark of the American people, even when we have stumbled in other arenas. We're decent folks, and we work hard to take care of our own.
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:11 PM   #25 (permalink)
 
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Thanks Greg for your comments. I would agree that selling pens, etc. off this site of IAP is a good idea , but where and how is the question. Ebay is not the answer . I have been selling wood and pen blanks for many years , and it is turned out well and all that I can presently handle. I don't make a living from doing it , but it sure keeps me busy. .........presently using the funds to help a college student . Below is another status of a ministry to help the Hurricane Maria people . This is where I sent the first funds collected here. The need is huge in PR , the Bahamas , Virgin Islands , Texas and Florida. I plan on providing more support. Won't you ????
STILL WAITING ON MARIA...TO PASS & "A MERCENARY & A MISSIONARY"...A STORY FROM MY PAST
Hurricane Maria is still EXTREMELY DANGEROUS....and taking her time as she roars away from people and into the cool Atlantic Waters. GO AWAY MARIA!!
Here's more on Hurricane Maria - HURRICANE MARIA BECOMING A RIP CURRENT, HIGH SURF THREAT AS IT MOVES AWAY FROM THE BAHAMAS


As you can see from this image, Hurricane Maria is still blocking our Flight Route to the Islands.

We are preparing for our "Next Mission". We have 10 Air Mobile Rescuers ready to go. PLEASE PRAY about helping us fund these units.

We also have several thousand meals thanks to Bob Bostic and "Deliver The Difference".
For now we wait for Airports to OPEN and we need to verify that there will be Aviation Fuel at our destinations.



While preparing for the mission, our Local News Channel 13 did a story on our efforts.
We're THANKFUL for these stories, because they let our community know what we are doing and they in-tu our way with funding and supplies.

Here's the Channel 13 Newscast - AIR MOBILE MINISTRIES HEADING TO ISLANDS WITH FOOD AND WATER
Some of you may know a bit about my past (yes, we all have a past). Well, mine was rather bumpy and dangerous and dark BEFORE the Lord Jesus Saved me.
One person that had a major influence on my early life was "Barry Seal". He was truly BIGGER THAN LIFE in so many ways.

Well, there's a movie coming out about the life of Barry Seal and Tom Cruise is playing Barry Seal.


Our local Newspaper, Florida Today interviewed me recently and here's the story - "A MERCENARY & A MISSIONARY" - TITUSVILLE MAN RECOUNTS LIFE WITH BARRY SEAL


On September 29th, the movie "American Made" will be coming out. Here's a Trailer and Clips - "AMERICAN MADE" TRAILER & CLIPS

So, as we await Hurricane Maria to pass, we continue to PRAY and ask our Lord to lead us to the Islands where we can do the most good.

Below is Hurricane Maria's projected track -



As I say every single day and mean with all of my heart, THANK YOU for your invaluable prayer, love and support!!!

Air Mobile Joe

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