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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #174

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #174. Welcome to August 2022. As we enter a new month the news continues to degrade. Even with all the negative stories around us, we must always keep our hope and faith high and on target. Thank you for being with us to check out the newsletter for this week.


Before I start down the path for this week's newsletter, I want to wish my brother from another mother, Festus, a very blessed and healthy birthday #xx. We have been together many years going down this preparedness journey and through all the ups and downs of the problems around us, we are still getting it done. Thanks for the brotherhood, friendship, and blessing you have been to my life. I wish you many more years of good health. God bless you always.


Ms. Lucy had to go out of town for two days and when Ms. Lucy is away, Charlie Brown goes into action. I'm just glad she hasn't figured out to take the canner with her. I would be lost. Ha. Canning for the future is comforting and enjoyable. Beets, pickles, potatoes, potatoes and carrots, and salsa canned. Pears on deck.


I would like to thank the two HFS Patriots who rallied to support another HFS Patriot relocating to their location. Thanks for taking time out of your day to help unload our brother's truck. I know it was appreciated much. The challenge to stand for one another and support another brother or sisters needs remains constant. We never know when it may one of us who needs the helping hand. Keep that in mind always.


Important


Kentucky Disaster Relief -


Ms. Lucy and I, as well as HFS, will be making monetary and resource donations to the Kentucky Relief efforts. We will be providing our donations directly to our church in Kodak, TN. A truck went out this morning (Tuesday) headed that way with nothing but water. The folks have been surviving on donated water for six days. Additional trucks will be headed that way shortly. The region we live in East TN has numerous former Kentuckians and many are from the flooded region. The stories and pictures of the devastation is terrible to put it mildly. Last count showed 37 lives lost, hundreds of homes gone, businesses wiped out, and schools destroyed and unrecoverable. School starts soon and the children currently do not have a gathering place.


Resources we will collect as available with limited store resources are:


- Water

- Bleach

- Non-Perishable Food

- Hygiene products

- Baby wipes and diapers


We are thankful all our HFS family in Kentucky are safe and accounted for through different messaging services we use.


I want to give a shout out to our HFS Brother and my BIL in Central WV for setting up a collection point and then taking loads of resources to the impacted areas in KY. He ran a collection point in 2016 when much of WV was impacted and destroyed by a 1000-year flood. I will be doing a YouTube interview with him later this evening to talk about what he went through running a collection point in 2016 and why our efforts outside the disaster zone are so important to help those in need. I will have it posted later tonight.


To many it is a disaster on the television, internet, and videos. Until you have lived through it or went forward to work a disaster zone and see the tears of fear and loss and then the smiles when giving a single bottle of water, you just don't know the importance of these relief efforts. When you see a young child with hair matted with dried dirt for days, it will become a memory for life. Disaster happen and people suffer. The important part is how we provide rescue and support as quickly as possible. One of the greatest feelings a human can experience is the feeling of reaching out and putting a smile on a stranger's face who has lost everything.


If you would like to make a contribution to the ongoing effort, please use the donate button on the webpage and make sure you identify what the donation is for. Kentucky Relief Efforts. I will consolidate funding and donate 100% in your name and location. You can follow this link to donate. Donate (paypal.com)

If you would prefer, you can mail a check to me made out to HFS and I will deposit and convert it to the appropriate destination.


NOTE: THANK YOU to the HFS Zoom Patriots who donated overnight to this cause. Bless you for your kindness.


Okay, let us move along.


HFS Thursday Zoom #93 – HFS Zoom Rally 93 was conducted on Aug 4, 2022. The group heard presentations on different preparedness platforms, programs, and ongoing problems we face each day. Thanks to everyone who attended and supported the zoom rally.


Communications: You can now follow HFS social media on the following outlets:


Facebook – Hope for Survival

YouTube Channel – Hope for Survival

MeWe: - //mewe.com/p/hopeforsurvival2

Odysee - Hope for Survival (odysee.com)

Parler - Preparedness101


Check out the HFS YouTube video at the following link. The most recent post is titled You've been Spammed posted Aug 5, 2022 If you have not, please hit subscribe and support our efforts to get the preparedness message out. We would like to see growth on the YouTube Channel platform. Thanks. https://youtu.be/sFzRL6x0ndE


Connect and give me a shout. Share with family and friends.


Guest and Newcomers


If you are a guest or newcomer to the HFS journey, please check out this link for additional

information offered through HFS. https://www.hopeforsurvival.com/post/guest-and-newcomers-information-page


Hope for Survival books and HFS Thumb Drive for Emergency Documents -: You can obtain information on the two HFS books at this link: Survival, Preparedness, Disaster Management for individuals or family (hopeforsurvival.com)


Hope for Survival - How Food, Water, Shelter, and Security Could Save Your Life (Book 1)


Hope for Survival - The Mindset (Book 2)


HFS Thumb Drive for Emergency Documents - We just restocked the HFS Thumb drive and have them available now. Follow this link and you will see the add at the top of the page. Blog | Survival (hopeforsurvival.com)


We must make this brief public announcement to protect the innocent.


Ding, Ding, Ding....Attention HFS readers..... Opinions shared in this newsletter are just that, opinions, and nothing more. Read at your own risk. The owner and author of this site is not responsible for hurt feelings or thin-skinned readers. I do my best to show restraint and respect to the best extent possible. I take as many precautions as possible and try to remain as nonpolitical as possible, however, there are times when I just can't help but point certain things out. Occasionally I use words only Patriots recognize a