Create, Innovate, and Execute – Together!
- Thursday, 15 Sep 2016
Los Angeles educators Kari Croft and Erin Whalen have won $10 million to start their own school, courtesy of a nationwide competition funded by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
After serving the foster care population for six years, THIS is thinking. THIS is teamwork. THIS is awesome. We must use innovation and collaboration to response to our most daunting challenges. It will take risk, maybe some areas of failure, and orgs reinventing themselves to better support the need. This is where we are headed. Bravo, RISE. AND, I absolutely believe an Arts & Science Academy is doable in Covington and would be a game changer for the future of this wonderful community, city, and parish. We are a people of tradition and innovation in all the right ways.
To our amazing James Storehouse Louisiana team, get your white boards out. To my Leadership St. Tammany Class who are engineers, architects, builders, CPA’s, CFO’s, COO’s, law enforcement, lawyers, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, journalists, pastors, community activists, communication gurus and city planners… get your white boards out. Let’s create, innovate, and execute… Together!
Transitioning from Shelters
- Tuesday, 13 Sep 2016
Photo by: U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Garrett L. Dipuma/RELEASED
James Storehouse – Louisiana has been asked to partner with the Department of Child and Family Services’s Covington Regional Office to help transition their kids and families out of the shelters they have been residing in after their homes flooded.
DCFS was notified the shelters will close in 2 weeks. After miraculously serving 1000 kids and families from James Storehouse – Louisiana‘s humble 700 square foot space in only a few weeks, we will need to ask our JS family for another miracle. We need a bigger space to collect for these transitions.
We will let you know what resources we will be collecting soon, however we must have this space. If anyone can assist, or know anyone who can assist, in renting or donating (even temporarily) a space over 2000 square foot for us to operate in for this endeavor in or around the Covington area, please let us know. Getting this space is crucial for us to successfully transition these families coming out of the shelters so sharing this post would be appreciated.
Thank you so much for your support. You are helping us pull off the impossible on a daily basis!
James Storehouse Louisiana
James Storehouse – Louisiana – Donation Form
Thanks to Crossroads NOLA and Vineyard Church of New Orleans
- Friday, 19 Aug 2016
Thank you Crossroads NOLA and Vineyard Church of New Orleans for the #3daybags donated to James Storehouse – Louisiana today for kids in transition.
Whether its a natural disaster or disaster in the home displacing kids with only the clothes on their backs, these bags come with all the essentials and are critical support in these times of transitions.
We greatly appreciate your support and love!
James Storehouse – Louisiana was Jammed Packed with Volunteers for Flood Relief
- Monday, 15 Aug 2016
I really couldn’t get a good pic of what was happening today because things were so crazy, but we cranked!
James Storehouse – Louisiana was jammed packed with volunteers today from First Baptist of Covington, Church of the King, and St. Timothy’s along with our own staff packing boxes full of nice clothing, bedding, toiletries, baby essentials, and toys to be delivered to the children, teens, and single moms affected by the floods. You know it’s bad when folks can’t even get to you… you must find a way to get to them at the emergency shelters.
Thank you to those making the trip to ensure these folks get what they need! It takes a village and mobilized local communities are proving to be the best response to these disasters. Thank you to everyone who has given to JS. You have supplied so many with so much today!