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TROOP 33 - DEKALB, IL
HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS

HURRICANE KATRINA
2005-2006

HURRICANE IKE
2008-2009

HURRICANE SANDY
2012-2013

SCOUTING TODAY
You Tube video includes our relief efforts. (starts at 4:20)

Sponsored by First Lutheran Church; DeKalb, Illinois - Since 1925


 

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HURRICANE KATRINA

   

"And I challenge existing organizations -- churches, and Scout troops, or labor union locals to get in touch with their counterparts in Mississippi, Louisiana, or Alabama, and learn what they can do to help. In this great national enterprise, important work can be done by everyone, and everyone should find their role and do their part."

        President George W. Bush
        September 15, 2005

  TROOP 33'S HURRICANE KATRINA TIMELINE

  • September 18, 2005 - repair & recondition used bikes - - (later donated to Katrina
  • August 23, 2005 - fundraising concession stand at AYSO fields - - (later donated to Katrina)
  • August 29, 2005 - HURRICANE KATRINA MAKES LANDFALL IN LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI
  • September 05, 2005 - special Troop 33 meeting to consider relief efforts
  • September 10, 2005 - fundraising concession stand at AYSO fields & pancake breakfast
  • September 11, 2005 - fundraising pancake breakfast
  • September 17, 2005 - contribute $2,500 to American Red Cross Katrina relief fund
  • September 18, 2005 - fundraising concession stand at AYSO fields
  • September 19, 2005 - repair & recondition used bikes for Katrina
  • September 25, 2005 - fundraising concession stand at AYSO fields
  • October 2, 2005 - fundraising concession stand at AYSO fields
  • October 9, 2005 - fundraising concession stand at AYSO fields
  • October 16, 2005 - fundraising concession stand at AYSO fields
  • October 23, 2005 - fundraising concession stand at AYSO fields
  • October 30, 2005 - fundraising concession stand at AYSO fields
  • December 03, 2005 - fundraising pancake breakfast
  • December 04, 2005 - Bible drive
  • December 11, 2005 - toy drive
  • December 17, 2005 - load 6,000 pounds of supplies onto truck
  • December 18, 2005 - drive DeKalb, IL to Memphis, TN
  • December 19, 2005 - drive Memphis, TN to Pass Christian, MS
  • December 20, 2005 - animal rescue New Orleans, God's Kitchen Pass Christian
  • December 21, 2005 - animal rescue New Orleans, God's Kitchen Pass Christian, banquet for Keesler AFB
  • December 22, 2005 - animal rescue New Orleans, drive Pass Christian - Memphis, TN
  • December 23, 2005 - drive from Memphis, TN - DeKalb, IL
  • March 19, 2006 - bike drive collected 80 used bicycles
  • March 31, 2006 - repaired and conditioned bikes for Katrina
  • April 2, 2006 - repaired and conditioned bikes for Katrina
  • April 5, 2006 - repaired and conditioned bikes for Katrina
  • April 7, 2006 - building stucture for trailer
  • April 8, 2006 - sort donations, load 6,000 pounds of supplies onto trailers
  • April 9, 2006 - drive from DeKalb, IL to Memphis, TN
  • April 10, 2006 - drive Memphis, TN to Pass Christian, MS
  • April 11, 2006 - animal rescue New Orleans, God's Kitchen, Pass Christian, MS
  • April 12, 2006 - animal rescue New Orleans, God's Kitchen, Pass Christian, MS
  • April 13, 2006 - animal rescue New Orleans, God's Kitchen, Pass Christian, MS
  • April 14, 2006 - animal rescue New Orleans, God's Kitchen, Pass Christian, MS
  • April 15, 2006 - animal rescue New Orleans, God's Kitchen, Pass Christian, MS
  • April 16, 2006 - drive Pass Christian, MS to Memphis, TN
  • April 17, 2006 - drive Memphis, TN to DeKalb, IL
  • April 22, 2006 - 45-mile bicycle training ride
  • May 13, 2006 - 100k bicycle training ride
  • May 27, 2006 - 100k bicycle training ride
  • June 3, 2006 - 100k bicycle training ride
  • June 15,2006 - drive from DeKalb, IL to Memphis, TN
  • June 16,2006 - 500-Mile Iron Man Bike-a-thon
  • June 17,2006 - 500-Mile Iron Man Bike-a-thon
  • June 18,2006 - 500-Mile Iron Man Bike-a-thon
  • June 19,2006 - 500-Mile Iron Man Bike-a-thon
  • June 20,2006 - 500-Mile Iron Man Bike-a-thon
  • June 21,2006 - 500-Mile Iron Man Bike-a-thon
  • June 22,2006 - 500-Mile Iron Man Bike-a-thon
  • June 23,2006 - visit New Orleans, LA and Pass Christian, MS
  • June 24,2006 - present $3,000 to ALA, drive New Orleans to Memphis, TN
  • June 25,2006 - drive from Memphis, TN to DeKalb, IL
  • October 22, 2006 - presentation at First Lutheran Church, DeKalb, IL =====================================================================


      NEWS STORIES

  • "To Help Other People: A good turn for Katrina victims"
            SCOUTING MAGAZINE
            November-December 2006

    This article featured different troops around the nation helping others and included a half page about Troop 33's Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

           
           


  • "Awards from the ALA Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund"
            AMERICAN LIBRARIES,

            August 2006

    Troop 33 was featured in American Libraries for their donation of $3,000 to the American Library Association Katrina Relief Fund. Troop 33 Scouts biked 500 miles from Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA to raise the money.

                 


  • "Katrina Check Presentation to ALA"         ALA COGNOTES,         June 25, 2006

    A photo depicting Troop 33 Scouts presenting a $3,000 check to the American Library Association was included in on the front page of the ALA Cognotes during their national convention in New Orleans.

           


  • "Troop 33's Response to Katrina"
            AMERICAN SCOUTING DIGEST
    (no link)
            Mar/Apr 2006

    This article featured Troop 33's efforts during our Hurricane Katrina Christmas mission trip in December 2005 where we worked in Pass Christian and Biloxi, MS and New Orleans, LA.

           
           


    "Troop 33 Relief Efforts"
            GOOD TURN FOR AMERICA
    (website)
            Dec 2005

    This website features troops doing a good turn for America. The page highlights our efforts in providing assistance after Hurricane Katrina.

           


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  • "Pedaling for Pages:
            Troop 33 bikes 500 miles for hurricane relief" br>        
    Daily Chronicle - July 16, 2006

  • "Ride of Their Lives:
            Boy Scouts bike 500 miles for Katrina victims"
           
    Daily Chronicle - June 11, 2006

  • "On a Mission:
           Scouts spend spring break helping others"
           
    Daily Chronicle - April 30, 2006

  • "Barbs and Bouquets"
           
    Daily Chronicle - January 19, 2006

  • "On Their Honor:
            Troop 33 helps in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts"
           
    Daily Chronicle - January 11, 2006

  • "Merry Christmassissippi:
            Local Scouts help Katrina victims in Mississippi"
           
    Daily Chroncle - November 30, 2005

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    Katina Relief Projects
    Boy Scout Troop 33; First Lutheran Church; DeKalb, Illinois
     


    PROJECTS DONE

    Troop 33 raised nearly $13,000.00 for hurricane relief.

    September 10-11, 2005 -- Pancake Breakfasts & AYSO Concession
    Troop 33 operated 2 Pancake Breakfasts and donated the proceeds from AYSO Concessions on September 10th to Hurrican Katrina relief.

    We would like to thank AYSO Region 193, Amerigas, Culver's, CSR Bobcat, First Lutheran Church, Jewel Foods, Panera Bread, Wal-Mart, and a special thank you to the Indian Creek Music Boosters for their support.

    Coupled with a matching grant from Jewel Foods we were able to contribute over $2,500.00 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.


    Nine Saturdays -- AYSO CONCESSION
    We operated a concession stand during nine (9) Saturdays to raise money for Hurricane Katrina. We sold coffee, hot chocolate, candy, snacks, baked goods, hot dogs, and polish sausage. All profits from these concessions were eventually used to support our hurricane relief projects.

    - August 23, 2005

    - September 11, 2005

    - September 18, 2005

    - September 25, 2005

    - October 2, 2005

    - October 9, 2005

    - October 16, 2005

    - October 23, 2005

    - October 30, 2005

    September 18, 2005 -- BIKES FOR KATRINA
    Scouts work on repairing and reconditioning donated bikes. About 12 bicycles were repaired that day, which were then donated to the Katrina Kitchen distribution center in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

    December 3, 2005 -- HURRICANE RELIEF BREAKFAST
    Saturday December 3, 2005 - 7:00am - 10:30am. All you can eat breakfast: First Lutheran Social Hall. Donation of Adults $5.00 Child $3.00
    Over $1,500.00 was raised to support our project mission trip to Mississippi. We appreciate all those who came and enjoyed breakfast while supporting a worthy cause.

    December 3-11, 2005 -- HURRICANE BIBLE DRIVE
    Scouts collected new and used Bibles to take to hurricane victims in Biloxi, Mississippi. Many families lost everything and were left homeless as a result of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Over 600 Bibles were donated to the Lutheran Episcopal Disaster Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.

    December 11-17, 2005 -- HURRICANE CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE
    Scouts collected thousands of new and used toys for Katrina victims. Stuffed animals, childrens toys, games, childrens books, sports equipment, and bicycles. These were donated to God's Katrina Distribution Center in Pass Christian, Mississippi.


    December 18-23, 2005 -- HURRICANE CHRISTMAS MISSION
    Click here for more information
    Troop 33 sent 29 Scouts and leaders to the Gulf to do hurricane relief work. The projects are detailed below
    Supplies Distribution - Pass Christian & Biloxi, MS
    We transported 3 tons of critically needed supplies and distributed them between Pass Christian and Biloxi, MS.
    God's Katrina Kitchen - Pass Christian, MS
    We cooked 5,000 meals for hurricane victims and volunteers at God's Katrina Kitchen.
    Animal Rescue - New Orleans, LA
    We helped establish a new animal rescue center for New Orleans called Celebration Station. Our Scouts erected animal enclosures, etc. During the following three months Celebration Station became one of the busiest animal rescue centers in the nation.
    Keesler Air Force Base - Biloxi, MS
    We donated and cooked food for 300 people, which included homeless military families and abandoned foster children.
    Boy Scout Troop 613 - Pass Christian, MS
    Their Boy Scout Troop lost everything in the hurricane. We donated $500.00 to their troop to help them get back on their feet.


    March 19, 2006 -- HURRICANE SPRING BIKE DRIVE
    Scouts collected 80 used bicycles from community members. Many required repair to rehab them back into riding condition. These bikes will be transported to Pass Christian, MS for hurricane victims to use for transportation.

    March 31, 2006 -- BIKES FOR KATRINA
    Scouts work on repairing and reconditioning donated bikes.

    April 2, 2006 -- FIRST METHODIST PRESENTATION
    Presented information about December Katrina mission and needs for April mission.

    April 2, 2006 -- BIKES FOR KATRINA
    Scouts work on repairing and reconditioning donated bikes.

    April 5, 2006 -- BIKES FOR KATRINA
    Scouts work on repairing and reconditioning donated bikes.

    April 7, 2006 -- BIKE TRAILER FOR KATRINA
    Worked on building a structure for the trailer.

    April 8, 2006 -- SORTING DONATIONS FOR KATRINA
    Scouts worked on sorting donated items into plastic bins and loading bicycles.


    April 9-17, 2006 -- APRIL KATRINA MISSION
    Troop 33 sent 15 Scouts and leaders to the Gulf for hurricane relief projects.
    Supplies Distribution - Pass Christian, MS
    We transported 3 tons of critically needed supplies and distributed them at God's Katrina Distribution Center in Pass Christian, MS.
    God's Katrina Kitchen - Pass Christian, MS
    We cooked 2,000 meals for hurricane victims and volunteers at God's Katrina Kitchen.
    Animal Rescue - New Orleans, LA
    We brought a pick-up truck of supplies donated by DeKalb County Animal Shelter. We sanitized the entire animal rescue center. Our Scouts erected animal quarantine enclosures, etc. We washed over 10 garbage bags of soiled laundry. We replenished some of the 4,000 feeding stations spread across New Orleans. Our Scouts rescued puppies from beneath abandoned buildings.
    Pass Christian Public Library
    They lost everything in the hurricane. We donated some quality titles appealing to teen and young adult readers.


    April 22, 2006 -- KATRINA TRAINING RIDE
    Scouts biked 45 miles for conditioning.

    May 13, 2006 -- KATRINA TRAINING RIDE
    Scouts biked 100k for conditioning.

    May 27, 2006 -- KATRINA TRAINING RIDE
    Scouts biked 100k for conditioning.

    June 3, 2006 -- KATRINA TRAINING RIDE
    Scouts biked 100k for conditioning.


    June 15-25, 2006 -- KATRINA IRON MAN RIDE
    Scouts bicycled approximately 500 miles from Memphis, TN to New Orleans to raise money for the ALA Hurricane Katrina Library Fund.
    The Bike Ride
    A crew of Troop 33 Scouts biked approximately 500 miles between Memphis, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana. They biked 50-80 miles each day through a brutal heat wave with the heat index reaching as high as 108F. Much of the route followed the historic Nachez Trace.
    Monetary Donation
    Upon completion of the ride, Scouts presented a $3,000.00 check to the American Library Association at their National Convention in New Orleans before an audience of 10,000 people.


    October 22, 2006 -- FIRST LUTHERAN PRESENTATION
    Reported back to our sponsoring institution about our various Katrina relief efforts during the past year. During a special forum between services we presented a muli-media program depicting our activities and followed by a question and answer period. It was attended by about 75-100 people.

     

     

    OUR DEEPEST APPRECIATION

    We would like to thank the following for supporting our various Katrina projects:

    BUSINESSES/ORGANIZATIONS

  • Algus Inc., DeKalb, Illinois
  • Amerigas; DeKalb, Illinois
  • Anderson Funeral Home; DeKalb, Illinois
  • CSR Bobcat; DeKalb, Illinois
  • Culvers; Sycamore, Illinois
  • DeKalb Iron & Metal; DeKalb, Illinois
  • DeKalb Noon Lions; DeKalb, Illinois
  • DeKalb Evening Lions; DeKalb, Illinois
  • First Lutheran Church; DeKalb, Illinois
  • First Methodist Church; DeKalb, Illinois
  • Indian Creek Music Boosters; DeKalb, Illinois
  • Jewel Foods; DeKalb, Illinois
  • Kishwaukee Kiwanis; DeKalb, Illinois
  • Lord of Life Church; Memphis, Tennessee
  • Midwest Tree Service; DeKalb, Illinois
  • Panera Bread; DeKalb, Illinois
  • St Mary's Catholic Church; DeKalb, Illinois
  • Service Gas; DeKalb, Illinois
  • Sycamore Legion Post 99; Sycamore, Illinois
  • Treasure Bay Hotel & Resort; Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Walmart; DeKalb, Illinois

    SCOUTING UNITS

  • Cub Pack 131; DeKalb, Illinois
  • Cub Pack 132; DeKalb, Illinois
  • Cub Pack 134; Cortland, Illinois
  • Boy Scout Troop 2; Sycamore, Illinois
  • Boy Scout Troop 40; Sycamore, Illinois
  • Boy Scout Troop 650; Alta Loma, California


    We would like to thank the many individuals that donated money, Bibles, warm clothing, toys, bicycles, infant supplies, and food.

    We would like to thank the families of Troop 33 for their time and committment, and for allowing their sons to travel to a disaster area and work to benefit others. We would also like to thank all the adult leaders who drove 2,000 miles, slept in freezing temperatures, and worked alongside our boys to make this project possible.


    SCOUTS AND LEADERS

    DECEMBER 2005 - CHRISTMAS MISSION
    Julie Aase
    Mitchell Aase
    Zachary Aase
    Larry Aska
    Mark Aska
    Nelson Blake
    Chris Bogle
    Jared deSeife
    Tyler Dennison
    Justin Gingrich
    Cliff Golden
    Andy Harvey
    Ben Heinsohn
    Jordan Johnston
    Nathan Johnston
    Matt Larsen
    Nick Murphy
    Steven Murphy
    Derick Peterson
    Brian Prall
    Colin Prall
    Brad Schaaf
    Sid Schaaf
    Bob Snow
    Jeremey Snow
    Nathaniel Svihus
    Chauncey Watson
    Matt Watson
    Devon Wilcox

    APRIL 2006 - EASTER MISSION
    Mitchell Aase
    Zachary Aase
    Ben Bahl
    Eric Clark
    Ian Cook
    Lynn Cook
    Tyler Dennison
    Cliff Golden
    Andy Harvey
    Jordan Johnston
    Nathan Johnston
    Steven Murphy
    Derick Peterson
    Jim Ryan Jr
    Nathaniel Svihus

    JUNE 2006 - IRON MAN 500-MILE BIKE-A-THON
    Dawn Aska
    Larry Aska
    Mark Aska
    Jared deSeife
    Cliff Golden
    Jordan Johnston
    Colin Prall





  • HURRICANE IKE

    NEWS STORIES

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  • "Scouts head south to help"
    Elgin Courier - Friday April 24, 2009 - Page 15
  • "Scouts make a difference over their spring break"
    Triblocal (Chicago Tribune online) - April 09, 2009
  • "Scouts do hurricane relief work over spring break"
    Daily Chronicle - April 07, 2009
  • "DeKalb Boy Scouts do hurricane relief work in Texas"
    Daily Chronicle - January 14, 2009


      TROOP 33'S HURRICANE IKE TIMELINE


  • September 13, 2008 - HURRICANE IKE MAKES LANDFALL IN TEXAS
  • September 29, 2008 - special Troop 33 meeting to consider relief efforts
  • December 26, 2008 - drive DeKalb, IL to Tulsa, OK
  • December 27, 2008 - drive Tulsa, OK to Galveston, TX
  • December 28, 2008 - food prep in Galveston, TX
  • December 29, 2008 - food prep in Galveston, TX
  • December 30, 2008 - food prep and home rehab in Galveston, TX
  • December 31, 2008 - work on home rehab in Galveston, TX
  • January 01, 2009 - work on home rehab in Galveston, TX
  • January 02, 2009 - drive Galveston, TX to Tulsa, OK
  • January 03, 2009 - drive Tulsa, OK to DeKalb, IL
  • March 20, 2009 - meet to load tools and gear
  • March 21, 2009 - drive DeKalb, IL to Tulsa, OK
  • March 22, 2009 - drive Tulsa, OK to DeKalb, IL
  • March 23, 2009 - work downtown, work gutting house
  • March 24, 2009 - work downtown, work gutting house
  • March 25, 2009 - drywall house, remove debris from lot
  • March 26, 2009 - drywall house, remove debris from lot, work on park
  • March 27, 2009 - Group 1 drive Galveston, TX to Little Rock AR
        Group 2 - has mechanical breakdown in Conroe, TX, overnight Galveston
  • March 28, 2009 - Group 1 drive Little Rock, AR to DeKalb, IL
        Group 2 - works drywall house, drive Galveston, TX to Jackson, MS
  • March 29, 2009 - Group 2 drive Jackson, MS to DeKalb, IL



    PROJECTS DONE

    December 26, 2008 - January 3, 2009 -- IKE HOLIDAY MISSION
    Troop 33 sent 7 Scouts and leaders to Galveston, TX for hurricane relief projects.

    Meal Preparation - Kitchen Duty
    Our crew assisted with meal prep and kitchen duties. Each day hundreds of meals were distributed to victims and volunteers through carry-out meals.

    House on P Street
    This home owned by an elderly couple flooded with 3 feet of water in the second story due to the storm surge. Troop 33 assisted with some of the re-wiring of the home. We had an adult electrician in our group.

    House on 71st Street
    This home was completely submerged, as the water level lowered 6 feet of water remained in the home for a full week. Our crew worked to strip the floors and walls in the final gutting process.


    March 20-29, 2009 -- IKE SPRING MISSION
    Troop 33 sent 12 Scouts and leaders to Galveston, TX for hurricane relief projects.

    C4C Kitchen Duty
    Our crew assisted with kitchen duties. Each day meals were prepared for volunteers. We assisted with washing dishes and clean-up procedures.

    House on __ Street
    Troop 33 assisted with some gutting on the second floor of the home. The flooring was removed and bathroom fixtures were torn out.

    House on 71st Street
    Our crew worked to drywall the home and do some of the initial taping and mudding. Earlier in December our crew had worked to strip the floors and walls in the final gutting process. Since that time the home had received new windows, siding, and had been rewired. We were excited to have the opportunity to drywall.

    Downtown Building Rehab
    A building in downtown Galveston built in 1917 had been flooded with 14 feet of water as well as a wind damaged roof flooding from above. We removed debris from the interior second floor through a chute, and removed debris from the sidewalk area.

    Jones Park
    This park had been flooded and benches were water damaged with much damage to trees and equuipment. We replaced two benches and sanded all equipment in preparation for painting.

    House on Avenue Q
    We removed large amounts of debris from a home lot that had been flooded with 21 feet of water. The amount of debris had been sitting wet/damp for over six months. It was carfully loaded into wheelbarrows for transport to a debris pile along the street.

    Air Conditioning Unit for Church
    We cleaned an older unit and removed and replaced a faulty electric motor drive for an air conditioning unit. The motor was purchased and donated with troop funds.




    OUR DEEPEST APPRECIATION

    We would like to thank the following for supporting our Hurricane Ike projects:

    BUSINESSES/ORGANIZATIONS

  • DeKalb Noon Lions, DeKalb, Illinois
  • First Lutheran Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Calvary for Christ Relief Agency, Galveston, Texas
  • Church of the Living God, Galveston, Texas

    STUDENT GROUPS WE WORKED WITH

  • December 2008    
    YWAM - Youth With a Mission: Tyler, Texas
  • March 2009     Campus Crusade for Christ: Colorado State University, Pueblo, Colorado

     

       

    SCOUTS AND LEADERS

    2008-2009 HOLIDAY MISSION - Galveston, Texas
    Mitchell Aase
    Zachary Aase
    Cliff Golden
    John Grant
    Jordan Steffa
    Nathaniel Svihus
    A.J. Rouse

    2009 SPRING MISSION - Galveston, Texas
    Mitchell Aase
    Nick Aase
    Zachary Aase
    Cliff Golden
    John Grant
    David Marx
    Jacob Marx
    Jacob McArtor
    Kevin McArtor
    Max McArtor
    A.J. Rouse
    Jordan Steffa



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    HURRICANE SANDY

    NEWS STORIES

  • "Olson: Good works abound at Thanksgiving"
     
    Daily Chronicle - November 24, 2012
  • "Scouts take supplies to Sandy victims"
     
    MidWeek - November 21, 2012
  • "Boy Scout to aid victims of superstorm Sandy"
     
    Daily Chronicle - November 19, 2012
  • "Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down"
     
    Daily Chronicle - November 17, 2012
  • "Boy Scout troop will host drive to help storm victims"
     
    Daily Chronicle - November 16, 2012


     
      TROOP 33'S HURRICANE SANDY TIMELINE


  • October 29, 2012 - HURRICANE IKE MAKES LANDFALL ALONG THE EAST COAST
  • November 05, 2012 - Troop 33 meeting to consider relief efforts
  • November 07, 2012 - WINTER STORM ATHENA HITS THE EAST COAST
  • November 12, 2012 - Troop 33 meeting relief team sign up
  • November 12, 2012 - Food box collections established at
    DeKalb Police Dept - DeKalb Fire Dept - Sycamore Fire Dept
    Horizon Display - NIU Founders Library
  • November 13, 2012 - Collection starts at
    Huntley Middle School
  • November 15, 2012 - Parents Meeting
  • November 17, 2012 - Collection Day at Algus Corp, DeKalb
  • November 18, 2012 - Collection at Church Dinner, First Lutheran, DeKalb
  • November 19, 2012 - Scouts load the trailer
  • November 20, 2012 - drive DeKalb, Illinois to Streetsboro, Ohio
  • November 21, 2012 - drive Streetsboro, Ohio to Freehold, New Jersey
  • November 22, 2012 - work-Regal Pointe Senior Center, Union Beach, NYC
  • November 23, 2012 - work-Windward Beach Park, Residential project
  • November 24, 2012 - distribute-work and drive to Streetsboro, Ohio
  • November 25, 2012 - drive home to DeKalb, Illinois
  • December 19, 2012 - Parents Meeting
  • December 26, 2012 - Drive through blizzard conditons
  • December 27, 2012 - Drive day, distribute items at Newtown, CT
  • December 28, 2012 - work-NOCBB digging out homes as Ocean Beach, NJ
  • December 29, 2012 - work-RAINE Foundation, moving Memorial School in Union Beach, NJ
  • December 30, 2012 - Work-Occupy Sandy at Action Center in Far Rockaway, NY
  • December 31, 2012 - Distribute-Rennaisance Center, Newark, NJ, News Years Eve
  • January 01, 2013 - Drive - watch NIU play in Orange Bowl
  • January 02, 2013 - Drive home to DeKalb, IL



    PROJECTS DONE

    November 21 - 25, 2012
    SANDY THANKSGIVING MISSION

    Troop 33 sent a 10-man work crew: 7 Scouts and 3 leaders.

    Regal Pointe Senior Center - Middletown, New Jersey
    Visiting the senior center on Thanksgiving Day, Scouts worked to serve food, bus dishes, and visit with elderly residents. Residents applauded Scouts for their efforts as they left the building.

    Windward Beach City Park - Brick, New Jersey
    Once voted the #1 park in the city, Windward Beach was badly damaged by the storm. Scouts worked hard to remove storm debris from wooded and beach areas in the park.

    Residence on Harbor Drive - Brick, New Jersey
    Scouts worked hard at removing debris from the home yard area of an elderly man battling cancer. He had enjoyed being a Scout as a boy. He said it was meaningful to see Scouts working to help storm victims. He and his wife were thankful.

    Distributing Critical Supplies
    Loaded with critically needed supplies collected from the DeKalb area, a 26-foot trailer was transported to three different locations in New Jersey for distribution. Supplies included non-perishible food, bottled water, cleaning supplies, baby formula, diapers, linens, blankets, winter coats, clothing, toiletries, school supplies, safety equipment, and more.

  • Towne Center - Union Beach, New Jersey
  • Beacon of Hope NMCC - Hazlet, New Jersey
  • Carter Hill Community Resource Center - Newark, New Jersey



    PROJECTS DONE

    December 26 - January 2, 2013
    SANDY CHRISTMAS MISSION

    Troop 33 sent a 5-man work crew: 3 Scouts and 2 leaders.

    Digging Out Unit III - Ocean Beach, New Jersey
    Groups included North Ocean County Bucket Brigade, AmeriCorps, NJ Hope and Healing, Troop 33 BSA, Jersey Cares, and other individual volunteers, worked digging homes out of windblown sand at Ocean Beach, New Jersey. Nearly 50 homes were dug out on December 28, 2012.

    Memorial School - Union Beach, New Jersey
    Our Scouts worked hard at helping with the move of Memorial School to the vacant building of Holy Family School. Their original school building was flooded during Hurricane Sandy, which resulted with the move into St Catherines School building. The National Guard was based at Holy Family School after the storm. Now that the National Guard has left, Holy Family is the new temporary location of Memorial School. The Memorial School is expected to back in their original school building in March 2013.

    Salvation Army - Hazlet, New Jersey
    The donation of supplies to Salvation Army was supported by the RAINE Foundation. RAINE stands for "Rescuing All In Need Everyday" Our van was inclued to move supplies and distribute items to the Salvation Army store. RAINE Foundation applauded our efforts by donating toys which we distributed to Newark, New Jersey.

    Action Center - Far Rockaway, New York
    The Action Center is supported by Occupy Sandy. Scouts worked to move supplies and distribute items as nearly 1,000 hurricane victim residents came through the center. Staff applauded Scouts for their efforts.

    Distributing Critical Supplies
    Loaded with critically needed supplies collected from the DeKalb area, items were transported to three different locations in New Jersey and Connecticut for distribution. Supplies to Newark, NJ included linens, blankets, winter coats, clothing, and toys. Supplies to Brick, NJ included; hard hats, respiratory masks, safety vest, work gloves, and first aid supplies. Special items to Newtown, Connecticut included: signature banner from DeKalb High School, candy survival kits from Cub Pack 173, and a Christmas Angel from Troop 33.


      Towne Center - Newtown, Connecticut
      Operation Food Brick Project - Brick, New Jersey
      Rennaisance Community Resource Center - Newark, New Jersey



    We would like to thank the following for supporting our Hurricane Sandy projects:

    GROUPS WE WORKED WITH IN ILLINOIS
    November 2012
      -- 3-M Distribution Center, DeKalb, Illinois
      -- Algus Corporation, DeKalb, Illinois
      -- Community Coordinated Child Care, DeKalb, Illinois
      -- CressWood Recycling, Cortland, Illinois
      -- D Ryan Tree Service, DeKalb, Illinois
      -- DeKalb Fire Department, DeKalb, Illinois
      -- DeKalb Police Department, DeKalb, Illinois
      -- First Lutheran Church, DeKalb, Illinois
      -- Founders Memorial Library, Northern Illinois Univeristy, DeKalb, Illinois
      -- Horizon Display, DeKalb, Illinois
      -- Huntley Middle School, DeKalb, Illinois
      -- Jonamac Orchard, Malta, Illinois
      -- Linen Closet at First Lutheran, DeKalb, Illinois
      -- Sycamore Fire Department, Sycamore, Illinois
    November 2012
      -- 3-M Distribution Center, DeKalb, Illinois
      -- Cub Scout Pack 173, Dekalb, Illinois
      -- DeKalb High School, DeKalb, Illinois
      -- First Lutheran Church, DeKalb, Illinois

    GROUPS WE WORKED WITH AT HURRICANE SANDY SITES
    November 2012
      -- Beacon of Hope NMCC, Hazlet, New Jersey
      -- Brick Township, Brick, New Jersey
      -- Clinton Hill Community Center, Newark, New Jersey
      -- Operation Brick Food Project, Brick, New Jersey
      -- Regal Pointe, Middletown, New Jersey
      -- St Thomas Lutheran Church, Brick, New Jersey
      -- Town Hall, Union Beach, New Jersey


    December 2012
      -- Action Center, Far Rockaway, New York
      -- Memorial School, Union Beach, New Jersey
      -- North Ocean County Bucket Brigade, New jersey
      -- Occupy Sandy, Rockaway, New York
      -- Operation Brick Food Project, Brick, New Jersey
      -- RAINE Foundation, Hazlet, New Jersey
      -- Renaissance Community Center, Newark, New Jersey
      -- Salvation Army Store, Hazlet, New Jersey
      -- Town Hall, Newtown, Connecticut

     

       

    SCOUTS AND LEADERS

    2012 THANKSGIVING MISSION - Brick, NJ
    Cliff Golden
    Chad McNett
    Jim Ryan Sr
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    Travis deOliveira
    Keegan Donnelly
    Hunter Jensen
    Wesley Jensen
    Caeden Keith
    Ryan McNett
    Brandon Tolliver

    2012 CHRISTMAS MISSION - Toms River, NJ
    Cliff Golden
    Luke Stanley
    .
    Keegan Donnelly
    Jacob Marx
    Alex J Petersen



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