As some fear a possible fourth wave of the coronavirus, a heat wave is threatening the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest with wildfires and drought. A high pressure system, called a heat dome, is positioning over places like New York, resulting in hundreds of casualties. The record temperatures are also causing a huge strain on our country’s power grid.
Here in the southernmost point of the U.S., rain is overabundant; especially annoying to our kids and pets, with intermittent thunderstorms and flash flooding. It goes without saying, but our lives are in imminent danger throughout Hurricane Season due to storm surge and waves that could potentially reach up to 90 feet.
There is a select group of people, however, that simply thrive anticipating this season. From all over the nation and overseas, “storm surfers” come to our shores ahead of landfall to ride the 12-15 foot waves. In fact, some say they start to plan their itinerary just as soon as a storm is named. For totally different reasons, we can find people just 90 nautical miles south of our shores, others 130 west of us, and even more 260 eastwardly, that would give anything to switch places with us.
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This humbles us and reminds us, particularly those who have been involved with any type of humanitarian outreach or volunteer work (on any given day or through the hardest of situations) that if we would only pause to look through the wide lens, those who would go to great lengths and sacrifices for the chance to tandem ride with us, would come into plain view. This is why your donations are significant, meaningful, and needed.
Today, we are reminded of the passionate words that brilliant businessman, servant leader, and Team National’s 2007 Eagle Winner, Larry McDonald, spurred us with “toward love and good deeds” at the 2017 Dallas convention: There’s a wave coming … we’re getting ready to go! “Mr. Excitement” (as his friends and teammates lovingly called him) always looked for waves of opportunity to help others help others.
The wave he referenced is the wave we watch. With your help, TN Hope keeps its lens clear and focused year round, so that the needs of others are provided for. It is evident that in times of uncertainty and economic challenges, some tend to hold back and hide out. Our caring, generous donors continue to unite and give.
Recently at a Team National local event, $6K was raised for our foundation. 🙌🏼 We are overly excited and looking forward to the next in-person national event in Kansas City, Missouri. Thousands will come together to train and team build, as well as to testify, give thanks, and celebrate the goals, which by the grace of God that sustains us, so many were able to achieve this past year.
In wanting to model good stewardship and ride the crest of the waves to help the hopeless, the dispossessed, and the hurting in our communities, in lieu of the silent auction next month at convention, we ask in advance of our event if you would join us in sharing a memorable gift with others. Donations* can be given as a special memorial, or in honor of someone you love.
The good deed you do today, for a brother or sister in need will come back to you some day, for humanity is a circle in deed.
~ Robert Alan Aurthur
Various waves are coming—the media report on them daily. If you’re reading this, you have survived unparalleled challenges. You didn’t just hold your head above water, you kept swimming, at times against the current.
We believe in providence. We believe in people. We believe we can ride the crest of the wave of opportunity together. Will you join us? ‘Water’ you waiting for? 🤗
We’d love to read your comments. If you have a specific question concerning the TN Hope Foundation, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Speak with your tax advisor for more information on the unique benefits of tax-deductible contributions.