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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #103

Fellow Patriots,

Greetings and welcome to the PENL Edition #103. Ms. Lucy and I would like to thank you for stopping by to check out this weeks newsletter. We wish each of you a blessed and Happy Easter. He Is Risen and we are blessed people. Never forget that.

We hope you all had a safe and blessed week. Many areas received above average amounts of rain and heavy winds. Our prayers go out to the fine folks in Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia who sustained tornadoes and water damage from the storms.

If you are paying attention to the news this week it was another week of change. With threats of Executive Orders on gun control and Covid-19 passports, the future landscape of our nation could change drastically and very quickly. Are you ready? I don't know about you but it certainly seems the elected officials in Washington D.C. seems to have forgotten the will and desires of the American people. Hopefully other state governors will follow the lead of Governor DeSantis of Florida and sign legislation to protect the citizens of Florida. This could be a huge positive for the nation if other states will domino Florida's lead.

HFS 2nd Annual March Madness Donation Drive March 1-31, 2021 - Closed - The HFS Annual Donation drive for 2021 is closed. The goal was achieved at 109% of the targeted total. Ms. Lucy and I sends a huge "THANK YOU" for the donations received. Blessings.

Thursday Zoom Rallies – We had Zoom Rally #48 as HFS continues the Thursday night series discussing preparedness related topics like gardening, building preparedness groups and leadership to name a few. We enjoyed a very special guest in #48 with Mrs. Kim Fletter who joined us to speak about Agenda 2030, the United Nations Charter, and other important topics involving everything taking place in our great nation and the world. Thanks, Ms. Kim for your time to join and share your amazing knowledge with us. If you aren't attending these rallies you are certainly missing out. A favorite feature of mine is the "chatter that matters" segment of the evening where all attendees can discuss any and all preparedness topics on their mind. Thanks to everyone who could attend.

Heritage Life Skills will be held May 21-23, 2021 and registration started March 1, 2021. More information about Carolina Readiness Supply and Heritage Life Skills 2021 is provided in the following link to HFS YouTube page. (266) Hope For Survival - YouTube Here is my conversation with Ms. Jan discussing Heritage Life Skills 2021.

If you have never attended a Heritage Life Skills you are missing out. Here is a link to the website and registration page where you can find this years schedule, instructor bios and classes being offered. Carolina Readiness: A Preparedness & Survival Store.

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Let’s move along and get to some thoughts...

Thoughts for the week

In the past I have shared information about the development of our neighborhood security team. I do this in the hope it will encourage you to do the same in your area. This is not as easy as picking up the phone and calling Amazon Prime for a quick delivery. Here is what we have going on to date:

Our community security and preparedness efforts continues upward in the right direction weekly. Our security team had it's second meeting with our county Sheriff last evening to present our Team Mission Statement that laid out our mission, goals, and focus to help and support our community to be self-reliant and support our county first responders as needed. The presentation went well and our Sheriff stated "he wished other neighboring communities would do the same as our group to establish a preparedness group. He briefed our group on current crime trends taking place in the county and neighboring city of Knoxville, TN 30 miles away. We then discussed some federal level issues of concern and the Sheriff shared that our county became a sanctuary county about 18 months ago. He shared some other information that I'm not at liberty to place here.

We are focused in the near future on command and control communications between our neighborhood team and local first responders during times of need and support outside our team. We discussed with the Sheriff the desire to get our county 911 Call Center leader to one of our meetings, along with a local fire and EMT representative. We also expressed a desire to conduct a "crawl, walk, run" type exercise within our neighborhood and use volunteer residents to role play a accident scenario to test communications and allow our neighborhood security team element to work on skills noted in our mission statement. He stated he would support us fully as needed. It was also briefed we would invite our small town first responders to our neighborhood summer cook-out to mingle and meet neighbors.

Fellow Patriots you need to get out and meet your county Sheriff ASAP. This is critical to you and your community going forward. If you have questions on developing your neighborhood team and community involvement please email me with your questions.

This is a rough step-by-step process taken to establish and build our neighborhood security team -

- Built Security Plan for neighborhood and held on to it until the time was right to start process

- Met with neighborhood Patriot to share concept and request support to move this process along when I was not available and out of town.

- Identified vetted individuals for first meeting to share concept of neighborhood security team

- Established time, date, and location to hold first meeting to present a plan to participants

- Conducted meeting to present information, chat, and start the team bonding process. The first meetings are critical to communicate and determine support and committed mind-set to the effort. If the mind-set is not committed, the effort will be waisted. You may only get one shot at this project.

- Discussed need for future meetings to continue team building and bonding with members

- Started process to lay out needs and requirements of the team