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The ROC Report #21

Posted on April 26, 2016 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (9)

There was exciting news for The ROC this month! On April 11, David Bottroff, Executive Director for Reach-Out Colorado, was nominated and selected as one of six who received Garfield County Humanitarian of the Year Awards. The award was presented at a special program and dinner at the famous Colorado Hotel in Glenwood Springs, CO, sponsored by the Garfield County Human Services Commission and hosted by the three Garfield County Commissioners. You can log onto the Garfield county website, g...

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The ROC Report #20

Posted on November 7, 2015 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The ROC Report #20

11-07-15

 

Obviously I’m not a blogger. Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve made an entry. Obviously I need someone who’s a good PR person!!

 

With God’s blessing we are still going strong, however. This morning we co-sponsored the Coat Drive Give-Away at Rifle Middle School. Over 150 people were able to get a warm winter coat today and lots of sweatshirts, warm hats and gloves. This is The ROC’...

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The ROC Report #19

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (2)

The ROC Report #19

3-3-14

This is a much overdue ROC Report as I haven’t written since December 27. One of the problems I need to remedy is that when it comes to Emergency Services for The ROC, it’s sort of a one horse show and I’m the horse. I’m really praying for someone with the interest and experience to help with this about 10-15 hours a week. We also need some help when it comes to Totes of Hope delivery to the schools which takes about 2 hours per we...

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The ROC Report #18

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The ROC Report #18

12-27-13

As the new year begins my sermon this Sabbath is based on Ps. 40:1-3. “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire, he set my feet on a roc and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.”

This passage could be the story of my journey to The ROC. Whi...

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Thr ROC Report #17

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The ROC Report #17

12-12-13

How many days of sub-zero temperature do we really need? The snow is beautiful but the highs have only been in the teens recently as well. But that’s the season and the first day of winter is approaching. The ROC has been busy with Emergency Services calls for utilities and rent assistance. I scramble to find resources and funds for these good families who need work so they can keep their utilities on during the winter. I arranged for new tires on...

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The ROC Report #16

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

10-10-13

The ROC Report #16

On the last report we were praising God for opening for us a new facility where we can do the Totes of Hope and Angel Tree programs. Since then God has filled up the building with shelving and furniture! God is good! Our old friends at Rifle Truck and Trailer moved to their new facility at the same time we were acquiring ours. I asked John if he was going to have any extra shelving from the old building and it turns out he did. He gave us two industrial...

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The ROC Report #15

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

9-4-13

The ROC Report #15

You can start praising, just don’t stop praying! God has answered our prayers for a building in which to conduct the Totes of Hope Program! Murdock Electric (the company my son-in-law, Mike, works for) has agreed to let us use one end of their four-bay building that sits at the end, just beneath the runway of the Garfield County Airport in Rifle. (The planes fly right over us on take-off!!) We are so grateful to them and to Mike for his persistence ...

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The ROC Report #14

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The ROC Report #14

8-21-13

Have spent a lot of time this past month mediating for clients re. housing and utilities. This has allowed me to work with many other agencies in the county from Adult Protective Services to the Housing Authority. Time consuming but very good networking. These agencies are coming to realize that The ROC can be helpful in these situations, so that is all good.

The total number of people helped in July and August is 18. For the calendar year, 127.

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The ROC Report #13

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The ROC Report #13

June 18, 2013

It’s been a busy month and so I’m two weeks late posting this report. We finished a successful first year with Totes of Hope feeding 250 children every week for the school year. We’ve had many good reports of how helpful this has been for families and teachers not to mention the kids who look forward to every Thursday when they get their packet of food. They’re eager to see what the snack will be! Kim Regan with her assistan...

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The ROC Report #12

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The ROC Report #12

05-06-13

As I write “ROC Repot #12” it smacks me in the head that, by the grace of God, we have been doing this for one year! Jeanne and I are grateful to God for His blessings and for the support all of you have given us whether it has been through encouragement, prayers, financial support or volunteering.

As a result of the small grant we received last month the ROC Board voted to budget $500 a month for emergency services. We are praying tha...

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