Harvey and Irma: Don’t Let THIS Crisis ‘Go to Waste’

Never let a crisis go to waste.

I think it was Rahm Emmanuel of the Obama administration who is credited with that statement about a crisis. And Lord knows that Obama and his demonic crew took advantage of every opportunity that they could to bring division to America.

Divide and conquer is the oldest trick in the book. Unfortunately, most Americans have been slow to catch on to the tactics that the sons of Satan have employed to reap havoc on once-Christian America.

We would be wise to learn a thing or two from them.

There is a crisis going on in America and most Americans…Christians especially…are too wrapped up in their own lives to see the opportunity that lies before them. After an un-precedential nine months of division the Lord has blown our way an opportunity to bring the nation together. As tragic as the Harvey and Irma Hurricanes have been, there still remains the chance to make America great again, but that will only occur if Christians arise and make the church great again.

I confess to you as I write this that I am tired…weary actually…from three weeks of working with the hurricane ravaged survivors in Texas…and now Florida…in an attempt to not only help those who are left destitute…but to bring a sense of neighborliness back to this land. Our fellow citizens are suffering in Texas and we cannot let this crisis go to waste.

It is time for YOU to get involved and make the church great again.

We have had “boots on the ground” over the past 2 weeks making a difference in Texas. We have raised thousands of dollars for food and supplies and our teams have done a yeoman’s job of serving the needy.

But they are getting wearing. From boat rescues, to cooking hot meals, to cutting up trees, and stripping out drywall, our volunteers have served their neighbors in time of need. Pastor Bill Dunfee and some men from his church in Ohio drove 30 hours ONE WAY last weekend to make a difference. There is so much to do.

I spent last weekend in the Gulf Coast town of Rockport which took a frontal blow from Harvey. We spent our time on the ground connecting with Christian ministries with which we could work. Small town local churches and faithful pastors who were willing to share the natural bread as well as the Bread of Life to those whose lives have been turned upside down. This is one of those crises that we cannot let go to waste.

Can you help? You can do it two ways.

Number one, you can donate. Simply go to and help us help them. At the end of this commentary there will be a couple of short videos I pray you will watch. You will see what we do with the funds that you donate. We place it directly into the hands of those on the ground who can make the greatest difference with the money. No overhead. No bloated office staff. No fancy motels. Our crews sleep on the floors of churches. The money goes to those who need it.

But just as importantly, we need BODIES. I read all of the time about the mission trips that folks make to Haiti or South America. We need churches and men’s groups to plan Mission Trips to America. We have made scores of contacts on the ground and we would love to be able to plug your group in.

Couldn’t you find a group of 8 or 10 believers who will go serve their fellow man in Texas?

We will provide the housing. We will provide the food. We will provide the supplies. But we cannot provide the man power. We are a small, but effective army, and we are in need of recruits.

Won’t you help us make the church great again? We certainly need your donations…but more importantly, we need your time.

Our plan is to rotate volunteers in over the next 6 weeks. Pick a weekend, contact us, and we will plug you in.

Please take a few minutes and watch these short videos.

Check out this Korean Vet that we helped get back into a travel trailer after his home was destroyed. WATCH

Here is a video with a Pastor after we put $2000 in her hands. WATCH

This video shows the devastation and our outreach. WATCH

We are doing great work. The guys and gals on the ground are making the church great again.

Can you help? Can you donate? Can you load up a truck and come and help? We will plug you in.

Let’s not let this crisis go to waste.

Check out our page.

Pass The Salt/Box 744/Hebron, Ohio/43025.

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Dave Daubenmire

About the author, Dave Daubenmire: Dave Daubenmire is a veteran 35 year high school football coach who was spurred to action when attacked and sued by the ACLU in the late 1990s for praying with his high school football team. After a two year battle for his 1st amendment rights, the ACLU relented and offered coach an out of court settlement. View all articles by Dave Daubenmire

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