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Chaplain’s At Work
ifoc chaplain
23
Jan

Volunteer vet honored for service

A stroke meant the end of Keith Overby’s career as an Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy, but the beginning of volunteer opportunities throughout the community. “That stroke retired me, but I didn’t give up,” said Overby of Springfield Township, 64, who had a stroke while on duty at the Independence Township Substation near Thanksgiving in 2014....
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first responder chaplain
07
Dec

IFOC Chaplain Thibodaux interview

Joy Wang December 06, 2016 10:13 PM It’s tough to be a first responder, and it’s been a terribly tough year in the metro — 10-year-old Victoria Martens, 11-year-old Nhi Nguyen and now three more children killed in the Four Hills Neighborhood.  Read More >>>
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07
Aug

America’s PrepareAthon!

The exciting day is here! Today, you are invited to take the next step in your preparedness community journey and check out America’s PrepareAthon! America’s PrepareAthon! is a refreshed website with rich and dynamic emergency preparedness offerings, an improved online experience, and the opportunity to share how you are helping to make your local community...
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chaplain in nepal
14
Jun

IFOC Chaplains go to Nepal

From May 21, 2015 till June 2, 2015, an advance team was deployed by Omaha Rapid Response in collaboration with Dr. Fahim Rahim’s group, JRM. The team executed various duties including medical assistance, assessing village relocation, ministering to children in trauma after the earthquake, and building relationships for future teams.
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23
Aug

Pray for Chaplain Ken Gruber

Chaplain Ken Gruber needs your prayer support ….. While on a mission in China (teaching English), Ken Gruber has been infected with a very serious bacteria in the blood following emergency gallbladder surgery. Along with world missions, Ken has organized many disaster responses world wide. Chaplain Judy Vorce, IFOC VP Ken: They have identified the...
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25
May

Oklahoma tornado relief

IFOC Chaplain Ken Gruber is traveling with an Omaha Rapid Response (ORR) Team this weekend 5/25/13 to lay the foundation for future teams over the next few months.  He will be meeting up with other IFOC Chaplains interested in working with this effort of Relief as well as partnering with a group of churches in...
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11
May

San Antonio Chaplains responding to the West, TX Fertilizer plant explosion

Thanking our San Antonio Chaplains for their service responding to the Fertilizer Plant explosion.
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17
Feb

IFOC Chaplain Awarded

IFOC Chaplain Fred Brason II was awarded the  Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader Award in October 2012 (one of 10 received from 400 nominations received around the country) for his tireless work on prescription drug abuse and overdosing in his community. He has fostered community awareness and worked with various agencies to implement life...
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27
Dec

Texas Prayer Request

It was a typical Christmas Eve 2012. Children breathlessly awaiting the excitement of Christmas morning; families preparing gifts for the Christmas Tree; feasts cooking for incoming family and friends… and, as expected, families anticipating the Christmas Eve services to be held all over Houston, Texas. Then, once again, shots rang out and heaven welcomed two...
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20
Sep

IFOC Chaplains Respond to Central Texas Wild Fires

Chaplain coordinators from IFOC and Victim Relief Ministries (VRM)arrived in Bastrop county Monday evening, September 5, 2011 just one day after a massive wildfire started which would eventually destroy about 1,700 homes and burn about 34,000 acres, or about 25 percent of Bastrop County. VRM chaplains also began arriving on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. On...
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