Good News! As we posted before, there is a disabled veteran named Paul who lives in our local area, here in Turnersville, NJ. He has a number of health issues, which among other things, make it especially hard to climb stairs. So HDDR volunteers went into his home and installed kitchen and bathroom facilities on his lower level including: corner shower, toilet, sink, kitchen cabinets, stove and refrigerator to enable him to live primarily on one level. We are happy to report that the project has been completed! Again, we would like to express our appreciation to 84 Lumber for providing lumber and sheetrock! We also want to thank Trinity Christian Chapel for providing meals for the team. The construction team provided an added blessing because they were veterans themselves and supporters of HDDR. They came in from out of town and our director and his wife opened up their home to provide housing for them.
As you may know, we were planning a local bowling fundraiser on June 8th. A Chinese Auction has been the primary fundraiser at our bowling event in the past. We were looking for gift cards, baskets or items we could auction off this year. Unfortunately, though we contacted many local businesses and individuals, we were not able to receive enough donations to conduct the auction, so the event has been cancelled. We appreciate your support and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
We offer help after a disaster!
Heavenly Driven Disaster Relief (lovingly known as HDDR) is a nondenominational Christian organization that provides spiritual and physical aid to suffering people, regardless of their faith, race, creed, gender, color, or sexual orientation. Originally this organization was started in 2008 as an outreach service ministry through the Trinity Christian Chapel and was funded by private individual donations. In 2011 HDDR became a non-profit organization.
We have had teams in Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, Colorado, Alaska and Oklahoma. In addition we have had teams serving as close as Glassboro and Turnersville in New Jersey, and as far away as Haiti and Japan. Last fall we completed 11 months of Jersey Shore area clean-up and restoration after Super Storm Sandy, involving major work on 23 homes and a church.
Since 2011, HDDR has focused on relief efforts throughout the United States and abroad. We provide services of demolition and construction to individuals who have suffered from catastrophic natural and man made disasters within the United States and worldwide. HDDR provides services that include, but is not limited to Physical Relief: damage assessment, comprehensive debris removal, and reconstruction of private residences, churches, and youth centers of all faiths. We also offer comfort as required by the gospel of Jesus Christ through introduction and discipleship through The Holy Bible. Rebuilding individual’s lives through reconstructive service and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been an essential mainstay of this organization.
Our Mission is built on this Bible Verse: James 2:14-17: What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”
Why? Natural disasters, consisting of hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and tsunamis are on the rise within our country and globally. These birthing pains, as recorded in The Scriptures, will continue to escalate throughout the world until Christ’s return. As Matthew 24:7-8 states “There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birthing pains.” This creates a great need for disaster relief efforts in the form of reconstructive measures and sharing the Gospel of Christ with unbelievers and victims of these disasters.
How? Some call us “storm chasers!”. As we become aware of a need, we contact those involved in coordinating relief efforts ie: other larger like- organizations and local churches. As soon as we get the plans together, we organize volunteer teams and move in!
The HDDR Coordinator is Albert Knights, a licensed and practicing contractor of 25 years. Our management team includes officers on the Board of Directors. ALL are volunteers. Each officer has experience in Disaster Relief and is responsible for a specific aspect of the organization.