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1/23/19 – On my way to volunteer at PCB / Mexico Beach Florida with sponsor Dehning Enterprises (Ryan Dehning). If you have any remodeling needs in the Lincoln Nebraska area please look up Dehning.  😉

pcb funding flyer

 

1/24 – I spent the day researching what is really going on behind the media cover up in the disaster areas.

Here are the links of the day.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/1894395817265015?view=permalink&id=2027406497297279

https://www.technologyprofitfilter.com/blog/new-year-new-perspective

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/24/687729891/struggling-here-with-just-living-in-the-aftermath-of-hurricane-michael?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20190124

https://www.wjhg.com/content/news/About-11000-volunteers-from-southeastern-states-assist-in-Hurricane-Michael-recovery-process-through-Helping-Hands-program-499599081.html

ChipleyPaper.com

https://m.facebook.com/groups/694808767556389?view=permalink&id=757950227908909

 

In summary,  i’m discovering that USDA issued checks for repairs but they can not be cashed until the government shut down opens the USDA offices.

 

FEMA issued $425 checks (1x only) for emergency food and utility bills. They also provided labor forces to install tarps over as many damaged roofs as possible but they only last until a strong wind takes them down again. It is the best short term immediate repair at least. There were hundreds of thousands affected by this storm so the few FEMA trailers that were available were dispersed quietly to prevent large scale chaos.

Locals are forced to stay in hotels because they have limited utility service and holes in their roofs. This has driven up the room prices while limiting space for construction workers. At the same time, campgrounds are closed due to damage or the government work shut down so there is limited camping for workers in RVs.

 

Insurance companies are denying a lot of claims citing a flood insurance loop hole and they are setting $15,000!!!! deductables which leave owners without enough money for the actual repairs.

Without places to stay within budget,  there are not enough workers so people have to wait so long that they are just giving up and moving away. I’ve been told people are scheduled 8 months out from a work date!!!

1/25

Today we traveled over the central and eastern disaster areas.

I have explored a lot of natural disaster areas over the years of volunteering but this is the largest storm in US history on a scale of hectares affected. Everywhere in aprox. a 100 mile wide by 300 some mile area north rectangled zone had major infrastructure damage. It is just mind blowing. If you ever watch war films you can visualize the imagery.

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There are a lot of people from the Wewahitchka area sending me information and stories about damage that can not be repaired. There are so many different reasons.

We spent about an hour talking to people at the library where FEMA had a command center set up.

 

We visited two county building commission offices and got liscense applications and packets in order to contract full roof replacements.

By mid day I had not received any leads on qualifying volunteer projects and Ryan was not able to get a liscense until completing an exam which would take at least a week so we decided to head back west tomorrow.

1/26

We spent the day in Biloxi MS and set up a plan to get Ryan’s paper work done so I would be able to update all the people who told us they were interested in our help.

1/27

Heading back to my TX office to regroup at the Hawkins Learning Center!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is one of those days where so many thoughts have pilled up that I struggle to focus on the tasks ahead. As quickly as possible I must begin writing anything and everything on my mind in an attempt to move forward successfully. Skip the long morning workout, avoid TV and social media. Get a cup of hot tea and some fruit and get outside to a nice creative space in the garden.

I am constantly battling between the nomad world and the world of the capitalist. I’m a starving artist, a missionary with a lifetime mission, and I find that I am actually at war with myself more than any theoretical opponent. In this day and age, I must clear my mind from time to time to increase my strength.

One half of my world is fine with living in nature and spending months in between the solitude leading an army of volunteers to make a positive change. The other half begs me to maintain a fort with tools and treasures in order to provide stability. I can not live happy and healthy in one world without the other so I choose to live in balance. Yin and Yang. Back and forth I march, doing the best I can to please those who support me.

I live the dream. The dream that I am walking the world in a time before the industrial revolution where living among nature was all there was. A world where possessions where few and money did not dictate how we lived. A world where you could just gather your food and enjoy time with friends and family without despair. Perhaps the dream lives me.

I have a life partner who is happy with my efforts to build the financial wealth needed to provide shelter and security. I also have supporters who are happy to see me venture the world leading efforts to make positive change.

Recently I have been focusing on strategic moves that make progress on both fronts.

To progress in the capitalist war, I have established a permanent center of operations in Hawkins Texas. A center that invites the community to gather and learn about positive subjects. I share knowledge on health, fitness, art, spirituality, gardening, renewable energy and other positive topics. This center offers communal gardening, art studio space, fitness room and a gallery to aid in raising money to offset the $800 a month in expenses.

To keep moving forward in my nomad battle, I must continue creating works of art and increase efforts to promote them in order to survive.

For years I lived with no worries, no bills, no “To Do” lists. I lived the dream.

And now….

I need to…..

  • give my loved ones some love ( I realize I am lacking in this because of the stress I’m attempting to release by posting this blog.)  xoxoxo
  • review and edit a land lease for the center
  • promote remodeling and computer / phone services to generate income to pay for the center
  • promote the center to connect with members who will make financial contributions to support it (Any artists, gardeners, fitness students, nomads in the Hawkins area?)
  • setup the lower level of the learning center
  • complete the final edits on a 10 year writing project (Life Wisdom) and get it published
  • write a 6 minute short story about my life and audio record it for a Tyler Texas story telling event deadline
  • sell tons of antique furniture and art in our inventory to relieve some of the financial burden
  • go spend some volunteer time at the mission around the corner
  • go for a jog around the lake down the street
  • ????  I know I’m forgetting a few things”

 

 

 

The Helping Hands Network can assist people in many ways. The list is long so we are posting it on this blog so it can materialize as we add to it.

We have a long list of partners and supporters. If you can use any of our services to help fund our charity network please email tfrentz@hotmail.com or txt 903.707.8857

If your company would like to join those on this list and get involved to help others in need for reduced rates, please message us to work out the details.

We have divided our current SERVICES by categories below.

 

HHN Charity EMERGENCY SERVICES

  • Fundraising ; On site visits ; Urgent Repairs ; Care Networking ; Legal Consulting

 

BUSINESS PARTNERS

 

TECHNICAL SERVICES

-Smart Phone Service (Data backup, App training, Performance improvement, Selling & Buying assistance, Music/Media organizing)

-Computer Service (Data backup, Software training, Performance improvement, Selling & Buying assistance, Video/Media editing, Music/Media organizing, hardware repair, accessory/printer/camera consulting)

-Security Systems & Smart Home Device setup & training

-Internet TV solutions & Smart TV setup and training

 

CONSTRUCTION / REMODELING SERVICES

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

 

BUSINESS SERVICES

FRENTZ CONSULTING

-Business Planning, Marketing, Social Media design & management

-Business Networking and lead sharing

 

CADE REPUBLIC – ( Hawkins TX Office & Studio in Edom TX)

-Interior Design (Staging, product placement)

 

WELLNESS SERVICES

HHN Community Center – Hawkins TX

-Yoga instruction (currently in Texas but available through WEB CAM sessions)

-Meditation

-Fit Training

-Reiki and Crystal stone energy sessions

Updates are posted at: https://www.facebook.com/FrEnTzs-SeRvIcEs-211699098845102/?fref=ts

 

MECHANICAL SERVICES

-Car Repair (Purchase consulting, detailing, repairs, maintenance)

-Mechanical item repairs

 

ARTISTIC SERVICES

-Art Creation, creative consulting, design (We upload pictures of our inventory for sale on our facebook pages at:

https://www.facebook.com/FreeHelpingHands/media_set?set=a.102400577164.121648.515817164&type=3

https://www.facebook.com/FrEnTzs-SeRvIcEs-211699098845102/?fref=ts

and sometimes our eBay store at http://myworld.ebay.com/Frentzs )

 

-*See our latest blog for all our home building, remodeling and maintenance services at:

https://freehelpinghands.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/building-remodeling-tips/

I was recently asked by local media to give some input on the current status of recycling. I know most of my readers like to get updates on GREEN issues so I am sharing my letter with all of you as well.

Here is what I had to say.

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Thank you for asking for my input on the current state of recycling.
I coordinate park cleanups and recycling drives north of Tyler in the surrounding areas north of Tyler State park…
I really encourage you to include an early paragraph in your article that explains that the root of the recycling problems in Texas originate from political candidates driven by funding from those who insist the possible recycling incentives actually be re-directed to other programs that benefit industry growth.  Thus there has never been and may never be any state funding to support and off-set recycling related businesses. Texas may be the only state to never initiate funding for recycling programs at the state level. Thankfully several cities step up and absorb some recycling program related expenses but this is always visible in the tax rates that pay for it.
Despite this main cause, Rivers Recycling in Liberty City pushes forward to provide the areas recycling services even though they barely break even financially.
The City of Tyler does a great job to process recycling and I encourage you to mention where they send their items and some of their financials.
Another key fact in your article should be to mention the global demand shift and the economic trends. It is more efficient and profitable to produce most manufacturing and packaging from new/clean sources than it is to deal with recycled vendors so the majority of purchasing agents for recycled materials represent only companies that have a GREEN Policy where they feel it is their ethical duty to use recycled material sources at a premium cost.
The majority of USA recycling is shipped to international buyers. The largest buyer until 2016 was China.  China has now changed their national policies to discontinue purchasing most American recycling and other products partially in response to the current political cabinet’s trade war tactics. Every recycling facility is now nearly full to capacity and actually sending most of our nations reusable materials off to be incinerated or buried instead.
Their input on how their business model has been affected by all of this would be a crucial inclusion in any article as well.
We must do our part and reduce and reuse above all before recycling. If our articles and media posts do not highlight this need for a paradigm shift in our own habits, we are not doing our duty.
Those who ignore what is happening and refuse to change their buying habits in order to generate far less waste are abruptly destroying life as we know it. The world is being buried in trash more and more every day and the world portrayed in sci-fy films like Wall-E and Idiocracy are proving to become reality much sooner than anticipated.

 

 

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

 

 

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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