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This month Helping Hands Network founder, Tim Frentz, publicly introduced the Hawkins Texas Learning Center fundraiser to the local community.

The Network set up a booth at the Hawkins Festival and representatives of local media interviewed Frentz to help us spread awareness.

The teaser and one FULL interview was released today on

https://www.facebook.com/empowermentcdc

Hawkins booth promo

 

 

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The full issue can be purchased at this link:

https://tinyurl.com/y7cnnrqt

The feature of this issue is about the Community Zen Center we are trying to fund in Hawkins Texas. This is an effort to provide a center for the community to learn about positive change issues like Gardening, Renewable Energy, Art creation and communal networking through events like shared meals & movie and game nights.

The center has a dedicated fundraiser page and blog here:
https://freehelpinghands.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/hawkins-tx-community-center-fundraiser/

360 Images Can be seen here:

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We are always looking to buy/sell/trade rare things. Our main focus is on…

We have a blog post for each focus to provide enthusiasts a chance to sign up and receive email alerts when the posts are updated with new inventory.

 

Here is our current GI Joe trade inventory and shopping list updated 2/13/18

PARTS NEEDED
82′ MOBAT

Small Turret Gun

 

’83 APC
(1) Wheel

 

’84 Moccasin

L & R Gun, Left Cover, Propeller, Fins

 

84′ HOVERCRAFT WHALE

2 Fin Complete Assembly (2) – Rocket Launcher w/ peg bar (1) – Upper Windshield – Sled release Button

Driver CUTTER – Cutter Card
’84 SKY HAWK

Canopy

 

’85 Swampfire

Propellers, (1) pontoon

 

’85 MORAY – Hatch Missiles (2) ; Hatch covers (1 Left side) ; Side Mounted Missiles (1) ; Turret Gun (1) Rear Guns (4) ; Depth Charges (2) ; Rear left floor panel ; 1 Seat, Muffler ; 1 engine covers ; Windshields (1 left 1 right) ; Left and Right Laser Canons WITH TABS

 

’85 SNOW CAT

Missile Launcher – Missiles – Ski Torpedoes w/ Ski (1)

 

’85 AWE STRIKER

Engine

 

’85 Ferret

(2) Front Machine Gun, (2) Rear hatch cover, (4) side missiles

 

’85 Tactical Platform

Radar dish (w/ good connecting slot), Hoist Rope/Hook, hoist wench/handle

 

’86 STUN

Left Engine Cover, Rear Gun, Flags (2)

 

’86 Serpentor Chariot

Front Shield

 

’86 HYDRO SLED

Front Clip

 

’86 CONQUEST X-30

Front R & L wing, Rear Upper R & L Tails, Canopy

 

’87 WOLF

Right Ski, 2 Snow Torpedoes

 

’87 Dreadnok Cycle

Left Shield

 

’89 DESTRO RAZORBACK

Missile Arms, Missiles (8), Dome Top, Dome Gun 

 

TIM’s FIGURE NEED LIST

Priority Figures

’82 Scarlett, Cobra Officer, Short Fuze, Snake Eyes, Steeler, Cobra Commander

’83 Bludd, Airborne, Doc,, Gung-Ho, Torpedo,TripWire, Grand Slam, Grunt, Destro, Viper Pilot

’84 Cutter (WHALE), Cobra Commander, Baroness, Zartan, Storm Shadow

’85 Lampreys (Moray), Tollbooth (Bridge Layer), Flint, Buzzer, Ripper, Torch, Xamot, Shipwreck, Snake Eyes & wolf

’86 Viper, Mainframe, The Fridge, Roadblock

’88 Destro, Road Pig, Blizzard, Storm Shadow, Duke

 

Figures

’84 Blowtorch, Firefly, Recondo, Ripcord, Roadblock, Scrap Iron, Clutch, Copperhead, Wild Weasel

’85 Crimson Guard, Quick Kick, FootLoose, Snow Serpent, Barbecue

’86 Mindbender, Strato Viper, Sci-Fi, Leatherneck, Lifeline, Falcon, Jinx

’87 Raptor, Big Boa, Tunnel Rat

’88 Spearhead, Shockwave, TF SkyStriker (Tiger Rat Pilot)

’89 Muskrat, Recoil, Alley Viper, Night Viper
Figure Extras Needed:

Need any accessories for the figures listed above

’88 Super Trooper Shield

 

MISC WANT LIST

’82 MMS, JUMP

Surveillance Port

ASP

Dusty’s Coyote Sandstorm

Check Point, Bunker

’83 HQ Command

’86 Outpost Defender

 

 

VEHICLE WANT LIST

Cobra

’83 FANG

’84 Swamp Skier & Zartan, Rattler, Stinger

’85 Flight Pod, Black Snake, C.A.T., S.M.S.

’86 Night Raven, Dreadnok Air Assault, Ground Assault, Swamp Fire

’88 FANG 2

Joe

’83 Dragonfly, Polar Bear, Sky Striker, Twin Gun, Wolverine

’84 SHARC, VAMP 2

’85 Armadillo, MBT Mauler Tank, Silver Mirage

’86 Devil Fish, Triple T, L.A.W.

’88 Desert Fox, Warthog, Paw, Rat, Night Striker

’89 Night Boomer, Ray, Scrambler

’90 Sky Raven

TRADE INVENTORY

Figures:

’82 CLUTCH – new O ring, left knee & right elbow are looser, paint is thin, left thumb busted.

’82 ZAP – Great paint & joints with busted hands.

’82 Rock n Roll – Waist and legs with near mint joints. Pocket paint is thinning.

’87 Cobra Commander v3 (in Armor) – w/ Pistol, Shoulders are loose, crotch damage

’87 Techno-Viper

’88 Night Force Psyche Out

’88 Hit n Run – left foot hole/heel cracked

’89 Stalker, HEAT Viper,

’89 Deep Six – Complete w/ Card – PENDING

’90 Metal head, Rapid Fire, RANGE Viper, Law & Order, Decimator (Hammer Head Driver)

’90 Major Storm (General Assault Driver)

’91 Grunt

’93 Admiral Keel Haul – excellent condition

’93 Bazooka – w/ rifle

’93 Dr. Mindbender – w/ 4 guns

’94 Metal Head – Complete

 

 

Vehicles:

’82 VAMP – no rear gun

’83 F.A.N.G. – Complete but has busted blade mount

’85 Bomb Disposal

’85 MORAY – $115 OBO Complete w/ Comic Book, Poster & Lamprey Driver (no card). Will sell YOUR CHOICE either GEN 1 TAB version or GEN 2. ONLY Missing Light lens.

’85 MORAY – $75 OBO Near complete. Missing Exhaust, 1 seat, 1 missile, 2 charges, upper gun & left side canon.

’86 HAVOC – Good tabs. Missing over head swivels and cockpit.

’86 STUN – Left Cockpit is cracked. Has seats and guns.

’86 L.C.V. Recon Sled

’86 Dreadnok Thunder Machine – no Role cage

’87 Coastal Defender

’87 BRV Road Toad

’87 Buzz Boar

’87 WOLF – tracks, front ski, 3 missiles, missile hatch, decals

’87 Sea Ray – Cockpit shell w/ engine cover (tab busted on shield)

’87 Battle Force 2000 Collection – $140 Complete (Will split it up)

’87 Battle Force 2000 PARTS – Eliminator, MARAUDER, Sky Sweeper, VINDICATOR

’87 Maggot – No cannon

’88 Imp – body w/ 1 track

’89 Arctic Blast – has heat damage but has 1 good wheel, 2 side guns, 2 missiles & seat belt.

’89 Marauder Lynx – tow Chain end busted, Canon has chew marks

’90 Cobra Rage – Complete

 

Vehicle Accessories:

’84 WHALE – Turret, 1 Depth Charge

’86 Recon Sled front wheel, rear machine gun, front right gun & windshield

’87 Dreadnok Skiff – Missiles & Guns

’88 Adder Missiles – 1 near mint, 1 with broken tabs

’88 Skystorm – 5 missiles

’89 MudFighter – 8 bombs

UNKNOWN – New 1988 Decal pack, 1988 stick on tattoos pack,

 

Literature:

I have most of the 1984-89 printed items.

 

FIGURE EXTRAS FOR SALE

’82 Series 1 Helmet w/ faded paint. Looks Olive Brown/Green, Stalker waist & legs,

’83 Ace pack

’85 Footloose Pack

’85 Crankcase Rifle (no bipod)

’86 Zandar Rifle

’86 Mindbender Pack w/ hose

’86 Fridge legs & crotch

’87 Chuckles Holster

’87 Croc master Leash

’87 Cobra Cmnd gun

’87 CrazyLegs File Card

’87 BF Kockdown Helmet

’87 BF Maverick Gun

’88 Super Trooper Armor

’88 Spearhead (2) swords

’88 Dusty Pack

’88 Tiger Force Lifeline parts COMPLETE  3/4 of full Card, mask, hose, case, pack, pistol

’88 Storm Shadow File card

’88 Hydro Viper Knife & gun

’88 Voltar Back & Gun

’89 Stalker Rifle

’89 Rock & Roll Complete gun pack

’89 Backblast launcher w/ 4 missiles (pack stand is busted)

’89 Alley Viper Pack w/ hook

’89 Storm Shadow v2 3/4 of Full Card

’90 Overlord helmet & 2 claws

’90 FreeFall File Card & Pack

’92 Star Brigade Missile Launchers – 3 Launchers 23 missiles

’93 SciFi Helmet

 

UPDATED: 4/8/18

 

 

No, not that thing our leader talks about that is demolishing our nation’s tourism industry. I’m talking about a wall to keep an elderly family warm this winter.

 

Today we were told a story about an elderly Hawaiian in Texas that had no running water so she was driving back and forth 5 miles to the local lake to fill up buckets. Right away we went to meet her and connect her with neighbors that would deliver her water until the plumbing was fixed. Next, we removed the foundation covering, dug out the flooded rubbish, dried up the crawl space and found the ruptured pipes.

After a few attempts, we replaced the needed parts with success, loaded up to leave and went to update the nice lady. Lani Burns then takes me around back and asks “can you do anything about this?”

 

So, over the next few weeks will are raising money to cover the costs for lumber, insulation, plastic sheeting, plywood, screws, dump fee’s and volunteer lunches and transportation.

 

If you can help, re-share this flyer and/or paypal to: tfrentz@hotmail.com

Blessings to all,
T

 

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UPDATES:

On 2/1/18 we clear cut the tree’s around the work area and the local mission and churches submitted their first round of collections totaling $105!  Thank you to all those who are assisting this effort either by funding, volunteering or re-sharing on social media. Blessings.

 

 

2/13/18

We swept off the patio and delivered the first round of lumber.

 

2/16/18

Today we purchased materials and delivered them. We demolished the rotten soffit, installed edge metal trim, removed siding, removed the rotten materials, installed a brace to improve the wall stability and covered the wall with moisture barrier.

3/3/18

Today we were joined by FUMC Pastor Brian as we added some wall studs and framed in the first window. We are ready to insulate and sheet the first section on the far right.

 

 

3/10/18

This week we installed more wall studs, installed the first window, insulated and hung the first 10 feet of wall board with moisture barrier!!!

3/17

Volunteers from First United Methodist cleaned up the yard!!!

 

3/24

We replaced the 3rd section of the floor joist under the double windows. We are ready to finish the wall studs for the 3rd section and ready to frame in the double windows.

 

3/31 – This week we removed the last of the demo debris to prepare for the last of the framing. We then completed the framing and everything is ready for insulation and wallboard.

 

4/8/18

This week we prepped the windows, installed the insulation and covered up the wall with the wall board. One more work day left on this project. Next time we will install the siding and build the stairs.

4/14/18

We installed the old siding.

Here are 3 projects left that are waiting for volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, please message us to schedule a time. Debris needs removed. The air conditioner can be installed and the steps can be built.

 

 

 

EXPENSES

The following have sponsored this cause so far!

Peter Craine – www.crainerealty.net
*Interesting fact: Mr. Craine was processing the fact that he had just lost his phone and still opened his wallet while suffering the on coming panic attack. Thank you sir.

 

Greg Mordue – GM Construction http://GregMordue.wordpress.com

GM has been a HHN Corporate sponsor for over 2 years now!

 

Vanessa Price – Cade Republic
http://www.caderepublic.com/
Vanessa is distributing the flyer on the ground IN HONOLULU!!! Thank you very much.

 

Rose – Helping Hands Mission Coordinator
Thank you for submitting Lani’s Cause to us.

 

Helping Hand Hawkins Volunteers –

The local Helping Hand Mission volunteers have raised $145 as of 2/1/18

 

Zion Church Hawkins –

The local Zion Church has collected $10 as of 2/16/18

 

First United Methodist Church Hawkins –

The emergency support group coordinator at FUMC is Kathy Mordue. Their group has pledged to fund the remaining needs of this project! $500 was deposited 3/9 and it should cover the final costs. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FUMC! 

The cold weather is allowing me extra time in the studio and it feels great to get caught up on the HHN publishing.

2016 was so full of excitement that issue #12 will include 2 extra pages! It will be published tomorrow, Thursday January 18, 2018. Here is a sneak peak. I hope it continues to inspire everyone to support the Helping Hands Network and all the causes we sponsor.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Full Issue in Kindle Format available here:  https://tinyurl.com/ybqmgdmp

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We have been focusing on fundraising so fiercely the past 3 years that we let the graphic comic novel books get behind schedule. During the holiday break and the cold weather we have been working hard to get caught up. The 2015 issue will be ready very soon. Here is a sneak peek at what is coming.

For those who prefer the Kindle format version, here is the link to purchase all our books via Amazon.    https://tinyurl.com/ybqmgdmp

 

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(Hawkins, Texas) THE EAST TEXAS TOWN OF HAWKINS IS ESTABLISHING A LEADING COMMUNITY PRESENCE TO DEFEAT POVERTY.

The Helping Hands Network (HHN) founder has spent 2 years building a support network in the East Texas community of Hawkins Texas. Business partners have been established; volunteers have been organized and trained; and now a community Education center is ready to be developed.

First option to purchase the community center property has been offered to HHN and they need to raise $35,000 to finance and improve it.

 

(You can visit this link on FLIKR to scroll your cursor and look around the studio space!)
https://tinyurl.com/ycxr3tdj

The location of the property is perfect for the newest HHN addition because there are several groups working together to improve the impoverished neighborhood.

The Hawkins / Holy Lake Ranch area churches work together to support one central Helping Hand Mission to provide food, shelter and household emergency items to those in need. This mission is one block from the HHN education center.

The Hawkins area Chamber of Commerce is developing a business incubator location to provide job training to help improve the poverty and homeless problems. This location is 2 blocks from the HHN site.

The City of Hawkins has developed a community park with updated features on the same street as the HHN site.

There is a partnering motel on the same street that can provide emergency shelter to those homeless during disaster relief situations.

The HHN is working with these groups by providing business skill training, survival workshops, wellness classes and other wonderful events at the community education center property. The two story complex is perfect for the program.

 

(You can pause the youtube video & drag your cursor to look around the property.)

The upper level provides office space, storage and a wellness studio where visitors have events like yoga and movie/game nights. The lower level will be developed for emergency shelter, group meals, classroom training and art studio space. A community garden is in the second year of growth on the surrounding property.

IF enough money is not raised by March 2018, the property will be sold to the public and the community center and garden program will be forced to start over so please donate if you can. Direct deposits via paypal ID (tfrentz @ hotmail) are preferred to accelerate the processing time. 

Thank you for your consideration.

 

SPONSOR AWARD DETAILS

ANY gifted amount receives 6 FREE Tech/Computer Consulting Service Calls

$100+ receives a free home repair valued up to 25% of the amount gifted AND 5% off any item listed on our eBay store per $100 gifted. Visit http://myworld.ebay.com/Frentzs 

$500+ receives a 25% discount on 6 home repair service calls & 6 free tech services.  

$1000+ receives a 25% discount on 12 home repair service calls & 12 free tech services AND a voting seat on the Education Center Board of Directors.

Visit http://myworld.ebay.com/Frentzs 

A portion of the proceeds from our sales go to the Causes listed on netvibes.com/HelpingHandsNet

To View Images or get more details please email: tfrentz@hotmail.com

 

We have 2 eBay accounts for items that can be shipped.

http://myworld.ebay.com/Frentzs

http://myworld.ebay.com/tpsMercedesBenz

 

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