05/16/2017: Our first collaborative distribution event with Giving Children Hope and Wings of Faith was a big success. We had around 75 people in attendance not counting the 9 of hosting the event. See blog for details.
05/06/2017: This week has been filled with pick-ups, deliveries and preparing for our trip next week. Check our photo gallery for Porto's deliveries and other pictures from this week. We will be posting to Facebook during the trip. Our trip will be a collaborative effort of three non-profits working together to take food, candy, beverages, clothing, shoes, hygiene products, medical supplies, computers, newborn boxes, Love-Lift Ministries Gift Bags and other miscellaneous items. On Tuesday 5/9/2017 there will be a dedication of Wings of Faith hanger/warehouse and groups have been invited to come and pick-up their items from the warehouse. On Wednesday 5/10/2017 part of the group will be going to Thoreau NM and part will be going to Kaibito, AZ. Monday and Thursday are travel days.
04/17/2017: New opportunity to serve local California groups. Our collaborative partner Giving Children Hope is sharing their Porto’s donations with us every Monday. We are providing the pastries/breads with Magnolia Baptist Church Daycare mothers in Anaheim and in coordination with Heroes Deserve Help we are serving various Veterans organization (US Vets operations at the Long Beach Naval Station, Veterans First home in Garden Grove, and Coastline Community College Veterans Resource Center in multiple locations). More pictures can be seen in our photo gallery
04/07/2017: Our next trip will be May 8-11, 2017. This will be a large distribution trip in collaboration with Giving Children Hope and other partners. More to come on this trip in the coming days. We are working on gathering/sorting donations and making Newborn Outreach boxes.
10/03/16-10/05/16: Humanitarian Relief Trip. This trip will be distributing all of the items we have been bringing over along with items we still have in California. We have much needed items for the cold weather. See blog for more information
09/10/16 Warehouse Delivery Trip: Randy and Dave will take a trailer load of food, shoes, clothing to the warehouse in Holbrook, AZ on Monday. Eric and Bob will distribute some of the items but the majority will be distributed during our October Trip.
08/14/16 Warehouse Delivery Trip: Randy and Dave took a load of items to our warehouse in Holbrook, AZ.
06/24/16 Humanitarian Relief Trip: Randy and Dave made a delivery to our warehouse in Holbrook and then to The Hope Center. This is a one day trip.
05/27/16 Humanitarian Relief Trip: Randy and Dave made a delivery to our warehouse in Holbrook and then to The Hope Center. This is a one day trip.
05/02/16 Humanitarian Relief Trip: Randy left for Arizona today. He will be in Holbrook in the morning and will make deliveries in Arizona to Native American Christian Academy, The Hope Center, San Carlos Apache Reservation, Pure Heart in Kaibeto and Wildcat Christian Academy in Gallup, New Mexico. He will be delivering Pineapple Juice, Macaroni & Cheese, Cliff Bars, Dove Chocolate, Bleach, Styrofoam products for feeding the homeless, and baby boxes. On Tuesday 5/3/16 we will be receiving a load of produce provided by World Emergency Relief. Half the semi-load will go to our warehouse in Holbrook, Arizona for distribution and half will go to Wildcat Christian Academy in Gallup, New Mexico for distribution. The load is tomatoes, yellow squash, and green peppers. 5/8/16 Please see blog for more on this trip.
03/02/2016 Tower Garden: Our first special project of 2016 is underway at Native American Christian Academy in Sun Valley AZ. Under the leadership of Kris Miller, NACA's new Executive Director, we are partnering to develop a state-of-the-art garden project that will provide nutritional and agricultural education to the students in residence. Operation 29:11 provided a complete hydroponic tower garden system to the school in late 2016 and this week we received the first photographs of the planted garden located in the school's library. Please see blog for more information regarding this project.
02/29/2016 New Commercial Partner: Operation 29:11 is blessed to have a new commercial partner in US Foods. They are one of the leading distributors servicing restaurants; healthcare, hospitality, government & educational institutions across America. As a nonprofit we have been approved to receive donations and purchase food at a substantial discount. At a time when we are being more selective in what we distribute to our Native American, nonprofit and Veteran related partners this is a very important opportunity. Our direct contact at US Foods is Aaron Williams. In addition to US Foods we continue to be blessed by Feed The Children, Giving Children Hope, Lotshaw Helping Hands and World Emergency Relief. Please pray for God's will regarding our food distribution outreach.
02/25/2016 Produce: Blessings... World Emergency Relief (WER) delivered nearly 22,000 lbs. of fresh produce to our Holbrook facility and Wildcat Christian Academy (WCA) today. We received 5 varieties of squash and 2 varieties of tomatoes. The distribution includes churches, schools, nonprofits and individuals in need. A big thank you to Kristy Scott at WER, Eric Luhmann who manages our Holbrook facility and Pastor Bowling at WCA.... and a huge THANK YOU Lord for your provision.
02/19/2016 New Opportunity: God has opened the door for Operation 29:11 to the Native American community in Southern California. Yesterday, Friday, we participated in our first collaborative event at Sherman Indian High School in Riverside. In association with Southern California Indian Center (SCIC), Giving Children Hope (GCH) and National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) we delivered 50 new mattresses and lots of Disney clothing to the youth of Sherman. The SCIC provided lunch and ice cream, GCH provided the mattresses and clothing, NBRPA underwrote much of the cost of the event and we were introduced as the new Southern California partner.
2/09/2016 Sharing with others: Young Life Impacting Hearts from Long Beach California came with two trucks and picked up of water, Kettle Cooked Gyro, food bars, crackers, cereal, chips, Hi-Chews, Popcorn, cleansing cloths, bleach. The kids were enjoying the food the next day. To view more pictures click here
02/08/2016 Pick Up: Randy went to Giving Children Hope Buena Park, California and picked up Food, snacks, children's vitamins and coffee. To view more pictures click here
01/30/16 Humanitarian Relief Trip: Randy & Rob went to Flagstaff for Forgotten People in the morning and The Hope Center, Fort Apache in the afternoon. They delivered Diapers, Bleach, 2 Cases of New Jackets (Teens/Adults), Fresh Oranges picked from the Sundman family tree, Food (Grapefruit juice, food bars, Fruit Biscuits, Chips, Almond Nut Butter, Wheat Pasta) To view more pictures click here
01/24/2016 Forgotten People at Black Falls: We received a thank you from Marsha for all those who crocheted the blankets and made the quilts and hats. They are so beautiful. To view more pictures click here
01/11/2016 Hope Center Update: Thank you to everyone who helped provide funds for The Hope Center. We have raised $1325 as of today. We continue to work on getting additional food that we can deliver in the near future.
01/01/2016 Happy New Year! God continues to bless us with wonderful people to come along side us and help us in delivering much needed supplies to our Native American partners in Arizona and New Mexico. We are looking forward to what God has planned for this year. Come along on the journey with us.