Distribution Trip - October 18-21, 2017 - Operation 29:11, Wings of Faith and Giving Children Hope

God has blessed us with so many supplies that we needed a semi-truck again to take it all over to hanger/warehouse in Holbrook AZ.  The team arrived at different times but all were there by Thursday mid-morning.  Unfortunately Christine from Giving Children Hope was not able to join us as she had planned.
 
On Thursday we spent the day organizing the supplies to see what we had.  Then we made up pallets for the groups that were coming on Friday & Saturday based on their Needs Assessment we did in May.
 
On Friday the guys from Wings of Faith (Jim, Konrad, Jeff) stayed in Holbrook. They had several groups coming in for pickups.  As each group came in they were tasked to review their Need Assessment and provide any updates, sign some paperwork acknowledging items could not be sold and then loading their supplies.  If they had extra room in their truck/trailer they were given the opportunity to take additional items.  Randy & Pam from Operation 29:11 sent up to Kaibeto, AZ to Pure Heart Baptist Church to make a delivery of supplies and then to Tuba city, AZ to deliver a sewing machine, cabinet and supplies to Lucy.  Lucy has waited two years for us to get her a sewing machine.  Amongst her suppliers were boxes of fabric.  She will take this fabric and share it with the grandmas in the area.
 
On Saturday we were all at the hanger/warehouse in Holbrook for the group of organizations that were scheduled to come in that day.  The same process was used that the Friday organizations used.  After all the pickups were done, it was time to load our trailer up with cardboard and cleaning supplies that needed to go back to California.  
 
On Sunday we all headed back to California.  The guys from Wings of Faith flew home while Randy and I drove home.  Had a bit of a problem when the shrink wrap was coming off the pallet of water loaded in the bed of the truck but found a store and purchased Gorilla tape to hold it until we got home.
Very successful trip, check out our gallery to see the pictures from the trip.
 
God Bless