Drills & Events 2018

Start Date (mm/dd/yyyy)EventDescription & Days on SiteAgency NameTeamsRegion 
1/17/2018CERT Training SessionHOPE teams attended the training and did a presentation about HOPE's Mission.Office of Emergency Management and Communications-Cook County, ILTerri Rafter and Sweetie
Julie Bereckis and Boston
Amy Read and Buster
Cathy Barnes and Anela
1/21/2018MI Winter Dog ClassicA "meet and greet' at Michigan's Largest Dog Show.NoneKathie Whitehouse and BaileyMWR
1/24/2018"Do it for Daniel" Suicide Awareness ProgramProvided comfort after the presentation for teachers, students, and parents.Munising (MI) High School
Superior Central (MI) Schools
Keena Jones and BellaMWR
01/27/2018University of Arizona Biomedical CampusHOPE teams were invited to attend their event which draws many families due to its ingenius vendors.University of Arizona Biomedical CampusPam Reinke & Hope;
Mary Lou Jennings & Cricket;
Penny Summers & Lilly
01/26/2018Chandler Unified School DistrictAs a result of the impacts during a recent deployment the HOPE teams were invited to attend and give a presentation at a district meeting. During some of the presentations, the dogs provided comfort and support to the attendees at the meeting due to the subject matters discussed at the meeting.Chandler Unified School DistrictMarla Martella & Yodi;
Cindy Jacques & Yankee Doodle;
Sharon Martin & Abby;
Natalie Widomski (TL)
01/19/2018Arizona Department of Education, Emergency PreparednessHOPE teams were invited to do a presentation to representatives of about 40 AZ schools/districts at their quarterly Emergency Preparedness Meeting.Arizona Department of Education, Emergency PreparednessMarla Martella (TL);
Beth Ells & Cinder;
Wendy Guy & Stella;
Cindy Jacques & Yankee Doodle;
Sharon Martin & Abby
01/08/2018San Mateo County Red CrossHOPE teams were invited to do a presentation to the San Mateo County American Red Cross.San Mateo County American Red CrossMichael Jacobs & Molly;
Kathy Felix & Cody
02/13/2018City of Simi ValleyHOPE teams were invited to Simi Valley's 8th Annual Youth Service Provider Meet and Greet.City of Simi ValleySarah Jane Chelin & Bailey;
Chantal Chelin & Maverick
02-18-2018Washington County Juvenile Services Visit to Washington County Juvenile Services to assist in meetings with offenders and in court Juvenile Services Hillsboro County Liz Schwelker & Jazzi PNW
2/13/20182018 National Mass Care Exercise (NMCE)HOPE was invited to participate in a full-scale mass care exercise through the Arizona VOAD.Arizona Department of Emergency & Military Affairs (DEMA)Marla Martella;
Penny Summers
03/02/2018Community Good Mental Health DayAn event sponsored by MI-VOAD, Headwaters Relief, Seventh Day Adventists and other agencies sharing their roles and giving support to the Flint community in the wake of the water crisis there.MI-VOADPam Bennett and QuinceyMWR
02/25/2018Fund Raiser: Santa Barbara CA HOPE teams were asked to attend a fundraiser called "Kick Ash Bash" for First Responders of the Thomas FiresSanta Barbara Police Department LaWana Heald and Robbie: Grace Chen and Bagel: Steve Booth and HenryPSW
03/13/2018Mesa City Prosecutors Office Presentation HOPE was asked by the Mesa AZ prosecutors office to give a presentation about how HOPE serves the Municipal Court Mesa AZ Prosecutors Office Pam Reinke and Hope: Marla Martella and YodiPSW
03/17/2018USMC & USN Family DaysFamily day for Navy personnel at Davis Monthan AFB. HOPE was asked to attend this FUN event for the families.USMC ChaplinNatalie Widomski (TL);
Marla Martella & Yodi;
Beth Ells & Cinder;
Marsha Strum & Naelee;
Marge McLeod & Napa;
Mary Lou Jennings & Cricket
3/18/2018Honor Working DogsAn event hotoring canines from law neforcment, Homeland Security, K-9 Search and Rescue, Military War Dogs, therapy dogs, and HOPE Crisis Response.St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Imlay City, MIKathie Whitehouse and Bailey
Pam Bennett and Quincy
3/25/2018Meet the BreedsHOPE was invited to share its mission at an annual meet the breed event.Station Mall, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CanadaNicholas Meier and Ischgl
Julia Meier and Kayak
04/04/2018Pet Companion ClubPresentation to Pet Therapy GroupPebbleCreek Assc. Natalie WidomskiPSW
04/18/2018Chandler Horizon Rotary ClubRotary Club’s 25th Annual Awards Breakfast.Chandler Horizon Rotary Club Pam Reinke & Hope and Marla Martella and YodiPSW
04/18/2018American Red Cross meeting.Presentation to the San Mateo and SF County leadership teamSan Francisco County ARCMichael and Molly and Kathy and CodyPSW
04/19/2018VOAD meetingVOAD meeting representing HOPE AACRVOAD San Bernardino CountyLaura Finlon and GunnerPSW
4/20/2018Yellow Ribbon EventThis event promoted the well-being of military reserve members, their families and communities. HOPE teams supported families preparing for, or reintegrating after, a deployment.Air Force Reserve CommandSteph Esquell, Team Leader; Terri Rafter and Sweetie; Deb Jones and Bailey; Amy Read and Buster; Cathy Barnes and Anela; Julie Bereckis and BostonMWR
4/20/2018 American Red Cross, AZ, NM, El Paso RegionHOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response was selected as one of eight recipients in recognition of our “outstanding efforts to provide comfort and compassion to disaster survivors and first responders”Red Cross Regional Disaster Officer Beth Ells & Cinder, Wendy Guy & Stella, Cindy Jacques & Yankee, Sharon Martin & Abby, Diane Spence & Chloe, Marsha Sturm & Naelee, Marla Martella and YodiPSW
4/25/2018Rural and Ready SymposiumThis was a three day training event for emergency managers and first responders. HOPE was asked to present to the attendees. Chippewa (MI) County Health DepartmentNicholas Meier and Ischgl; Brenda Ransom and RavenMWR
4/25/2018Mock Tornado HOPE team posed as a victim with a dog. Taught how to approach a canine and dog body language.Hamilton Co. (IN) CERTGayle Sprinkle and CharlieMWR
4/28/2018CERT ClassPresented on the role of HOPE dogs. Assisted with testing of medical unit. Hamilton Co. (IN) CERTGayle Sprinkle and CharlieMWR
4/26/2018Take Your Child to Work DayAn event for the FEMA Region V staff and their children.FEMA Region VTerri Rafter and Sweetie; Deb Jones and BaileyMWR
05/05/2018DKG Statewide Conference for CaliforniaPresentation to Delta Kappa Gamma Annual Statewide Conference of School CounselorsBette CaldwellCathleen McMurran and Fargo. Pam Bertz and RusteePSW
4/30/2018Pre-exam Stress ReliefGiving students some much needed comfort at the beginning of exam week.Lake Superior State UniversityNicholas Meier and Katie Lynn
Julia Meier and Kayak
Keena Jones and Bella
05/16/2018Orange County Department of Education Award CeremonyAccepted the “Community Partner” award from the Orange County Department of EducationOrange County Department of Education Pam Bertz and Rustee: Steve Booth and HenryPSW
5/29/2018Hoosier Burn CampSupport for campers who have suffered burns.Hoosier Burn CampGayle Sprinkle and Charlie; Vicki Vandenburgh and AndyMWR
5/2/2018Health and Safety FairInformationalOregon Community CollegesGinger Nickel & GryffindorPNW
3/3/2018Public Library Informational FairNetwork and educate the community Salem Public Library Deployment AgencyTiffany Moran HAR
Ginger Nickel & Gryffindor
6/5/2018Operation Military SupportSupport for the children of military families. YMCA Camp CarsonGayle Sprinkle and Charlie; Vicki VanDenburg and AndyMWR
6/7/2018Upper Peninsula (MI) Human Trafficking Task ForceHOPE is a part of a multi-agency group in Michigan's Upper Peninsula working to eliminate human trafficking. Presented the role of HOPE in support of victim advocacy.Upper Peninsula (MI) Human Trafficking Task ForceBrenda Ransom and RavenMWR
4/19/2018Vancouver Canada Coast Guard Presentation to DFO/CGC CISM team Canadian Department of Fisheries & Oceans, Canadian Coast Guard Lia Bijsterveld and HalleyPNW
6/5/2018Presentation and NetworkingPresentation to Police Science Class on HOPEKent Meridian High School DistrictConnie Redmond and ZeldaPNW
7/7/2018CERT and Kiwanis Club Recognition DinnerHOPE team Gayle Sprinkle and Charlie were honord for 8 years of service to the people of Indiana, most recently the Noblesville West Middle School ShootingCERT and Kiwanis ClubGayle Sprinkle and CharlieMWR
7/11/2018Indiana VOADUpdate for members and reported on HOPE activitiesIndiana VOADGayle Sprinkle and CharlieMWR
7/15/2018Patriot Drill NorthA 4 1/2 day drill with a multi agency mock disaster drill. HOPE teams were nominated for Parachute by the Army and Service Coins by the Salvation Army.Salvation Army
US Army
US Air Force
WI National Guard
Team Rubicon
Gayle Sprinkle and Charlie; Karen Alvord and CharlesMWR
7/29/2018Yellow Ribbon EventProject to reintegrate Army personnel back into civilian life. A two day event with breakout sessions.US ArmyGayle Sprinkle and Charlie; Amy Read and Buster; Vicki Vandenburg and AndyMWR
08/13/2018Camp Kids are KidsA cancer camp for kids with cancer. HOPE teams gave comfort and support to children, parents, and staff as the children began the separation for the camp experience.Camp Kids are Kids, Chicago, ILSusan Johansen and Sophia; Terri Rafter and SweetieMWR