YEARLY ACTIVITY FOR 2016

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-Disaster Assistance Mission/2016 Review-This was our busiest year ever, we purchased, prepared and handed out over 155,000 meals. Below list our activity for the year. I am sorry it is so long but it was a very busy year.
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Tuesday 12/29 we arrived in the Dallas TX area to help with the tornado needs. We setup at the Eastridge Church of Christ in Rockwall. Over the next 23 days we prepared and delivered 32,608 meals into the damaged areas and to families that were forced to stay in hotels. We also purchased small appliances/kitchen wares that were given to 25 families that had moved into temp housing or getting ready to. Many wonderful volunteers from Eastridge CoC, local area and out of towners helped to make this possible.
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2/28/16 I flew into Pensacola FL following a Tornado. We setup at the Gateway Church of Christ and purchased supplies and food for 2779 meals. Many Gateway members helped with meal prep and delivery others helped with cleanup and repairs.
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3/14 We purchased supplies and personal items for the flood victims in Monroe, LA. These items were handed out by Forsythe Church of Christ.
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3/28/16 I headed to Clarksdale, MS to help after the flooding. While there we prepared & served 11,985 meals. Don Hudson conducted several Bible Studies and turned over the information to the McKinley Ave Church of Christ when he left. Also many cleanup kits and water that was donated by IDES was handed out. On the 23 of April we left for Houston TX to help after the flooding there. We setup at the Highland Heights CoC and cooked and served 6592 meals in just 3 weeks.
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7/1/16 we headed to White Sulphur Springs WV to help after the flooding. In only 5+ weeks we prepared and delivered 15,462 meals, conducted many bible studies, handed out many donated supplies and prepared and handed out many totes full of Small Kitchen Appliances and Kitchen Wares.
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8/17/16 we were on our way to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to help after the flooding. In 40 days we prepared and delivered 50,595 meals. Many bible studies were conducted and we continued to help there thru December purchasing and handing out over $15,000.00 worth of small kitchen appliances/kitchen wares. We also purchased $14,000.00 of furniture and bedding which High Socks For Hope delivered. Volunteers also delivered many loads of donated supplies.
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10/8/16 we left for St Augustine FL to help after Hurricane Matthew. We helped there for 3 days and headed up the coast to Lumberton, NC. Between the two locations we prepared and handed out 25,896 meals. While in Lumberton we were setup at the main distribution center for the city. There many loads of donated supplies were handed out daily. Also Don handed out several bibles. We were on this mission for 4 weeks.
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12/8/16 I arrived in East Tennessee to help with the Smoky Mountain Fires. We handed out many tracks, 9913 meals ready for the home or hotel microwave and over 5000 other donated items(protein bars, stockings stuffed with gifts for all ages, bags of candy, Gatorade, chips and many other items. We helped Sevierville and Gatlinburg Churches of Christ move supplies and attended Gatlinburg CoC in their temp building the two Sundays we were there.
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Also for the past 3 years we have had our ongoing work in Eastern Samar Philippines. Where we support Edwin and his team which covers 6+ churches, bible study center and many other works.
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We can continue to do this work of feeding hungry people whose lives have been devastated by disasters only with the financial support of our brothers and sisters across the U.S. As we close out the year and you or your church family have funds remaining in the budget, you have a disaster account that you would like to close out or your new 2017 budget makes funds available, please know that if you decide to support this mission work we will give you updates, feed back and many photos of the work being done. We post updates and photos almost daily on FaceBook. We also have a webpage to better keep you updated. One of the sections on the page shows each mission we have helped with since we started in 2008 another page shows all the Churches we have worked with.

WE ARE YOUR MISSION
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We only need three things to keep this outreach mission working going. YOUR PRAYERS, VOLUNTEERS AND FUNDS

You can donate to our work 2 ways. Online at www.disasterassistancecoc.com or make check payable to and mail to:
Disaster Assistance CoC
C/O Lake Jackson Church of Christ
402 Center Way St
Lake Jackson, TX 77566.

If you want this donation to go towards our work the above two options are the only choices. Making check payable to someone else or mailing to a different address will not go towards this effort.
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Galatians 6 New International Version (NIV)
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Please pray for the thousands of people whose lives have been forever changed and for us as we show the love of the Lord to them by just providing a simple meal, supplies and a helping hand.

Many, many thanks to everyone who has help us with this work in any way. Happy New Year!!!

Mike Baumgartner
Disaster Assistance CoC
Combating Natural Disasters with Acts of God
www.disasterassistancecoc.com
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Photo shows volunteers and homeowners taking a break from mucking out a house to have lunch with us.

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