You were created to make a difference! Harvest America 2018 with Greg Laurie. was held Sunday, June 10, 2018. It unites, churches, leaders, and individuals passionate about bringing revival to America Again. This is the first year that Harvest America has used Chaplain Organizations at this event. It was wonderful to serve with other Chaplain organizations! Thanks to all of our Crisis Response Ministry volunteers that participated: Andy TenBrink, CRM IC, Tom and Jan Dragoo, Sherry Glaze and Janet Reynolds. We praise God and give Him the glory for those that came forward to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior!
Serve McKinney 2018 was held on Thursday, June 7th. This was an opportunity for the CRM Collin County Chapter to share our mission and what we do with the public as well as City and County Board members. A big thank you to those that signed up to get more information and we look forward to meeting you. Thanks to our Collin County volunteers, Bunny Frost with Spirit, Doug Roberts and Suzie Grusendorf for serving at this event!
CRM Tarrant County Chapter participated in the 26th Day of the Law event at Dalworthington Gardens. Thanks to all who came out. Our volunteers got to tour the facility and met many officers. The message of CRM was shared with the Dalworthington Gardens residents as well as other officers in surrounding areas.
CRM Tarrant County Chapter Set up Crew!
CRM Tarrant County Chapter shared the canopy with Arlington Christian Network
The Collin County Chapter of CRM is a member of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce and will be attending the SERVE McKinney Open House on Thursday, June 7th, 2018. This will be an opportunity to meet reps of city and county boards and commissions plus non profits. This is an opportunity for you to learn how you can give back.
Crisis Response Ministry received a request from the American Red Cross and the Salvation Armyon April 29 to respond to the Canton area where 7 tornadoes had hit. We sent volunteers the evening of April 29th and have continued to provide volunteers each day. They have provided emotional and spiritual care, handed out water and meals as well as other activities. We will continue to have a presence there through Sunday, May 7th. We pray for all of those that have been affected by this devastation as well as praying for all first responders.
Multiple agencies from the DFW area that serve on the Collin County Crime Victims Council presented “An Evening of Empowerment” on Friday, April 7th to honor crime victims and their families during 2017 National Crime Victim’s Rights Week. It was generously hosted and sponsored by St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas. Activities included: Makeovers, Clothing Closet, Parenting Class, Recovery Wellness Session, Legal Aid, Budgeting/Financial help, volunteers with therapy dogs, Mental Health Resources & Resource Bags. A great dinner was served to the families along with special guest, Dr. Christy Sim, from Stronger than Espresso who led them in a healing art therapy workshop. Thanks to all our CRM Collin County Volunteers for your help in making this a successful evening!
CRM volunteers had a great turnout of yellow shirts for our CRM promo for the Farmersville Citizens Assisting Police monthly meeting on Thursday, April 6. We had three great looking dog teams including Roz Henwood and Rusty, Peggy Gooch and Arlo and Bunny Frost and Spirit in attendance. Thanks also goes out to Don Gieseke, Tarrant County Chapter Director and Therapy Dog Teams Director, Doug Roberts, Collin County Deputy Director and Jim Fleming Liaison Officer for Collin County. It was a lot of fun and believe we may have generated some new members for our Collin County chapter. Thanks to Jim Fleming for the invite!
Saturday, February 11, 2017 the CRM Comfort Dog Team led by Don Gieseke met for their first luncheon meeting in Garland. It was wonderful to finally get to meet, face to face, the members who serve those in need through their therapy dogs. So many of these folks have a great wealth of experience and look forward to working alongside each other and learning from one another. Next time we will introduce the dogs to you!!
Back row, left to right: Carolyn Marr, Bunny Frost, Roz Henwood, Donna Stottlemyer, Chris Fry, Ellen Cassett and Jean Hutchins. Front row: Mike McCall and Don G. Two members absent: Peggy Gooch and Sherry Glaze.