Drills & Events 2018

Start Date (mm/dd/yyyy)EventDescription & Days on SiteAgency NameTeamsRegion
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
01/17/2018CERT 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
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
01/21/2018MI Winter Dog ClassicA "meet and greet' at Michigan's Largest Dog Show.NoneKathie Whitehouse and BaileyMWR
01/24/2018"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
01/26/2018Chandler 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)
01/27/2018University 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
02/02/2018CERT Rodeo
(Houston, TX)
CERT Teams from all over practice and reinforce the skills learned during the 8-week CERT Training.City of Houston-CERTJim Kelaher (TL), Gwen Leever and Riley, Sharon Evans and Mercy, Ruthe Warren and Christopher, Sally Farley and Abbie, Nancy Steger and Gus, Dave Phillips and Tess, Kathy Phillips and TessCGC
02/07/2018Arkansas VOAD/Children in EmergenciesHOPE AACR was asked to participate to help develop a plan for dealing with children in times of emergency in the state of Arkansas.VOADMary Armstrong and HobieCGC
02/13/20182018 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
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
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
03/02/2018Community 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
03/03/2018Public Library Informational FairNetwork and educate the community Salem Public Library Deployment AgencyTiffany Moran HAR
Ginger Nickel & Gryffindor
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
03/18/2018Honor 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
03/25/2018Meet 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
04/07/2018Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk
(Little Rock, ARKANSAS)
A national organization designed to bring awareness to and raise money for suicide prevention.University Arkansas Little Rock Counseling ServicesAmy Greenway (TL), Vicki Lind and Cali, Allan Gates and LucyCGC
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
04/19/2018Vancouver Canada Coast Guard Presentation to DFO/CGC CISM team Canadian Department of Fisheries & Oceans, Canadian Coast Guard Lia Bijsterveld and HalleyPNW
04/19/2018VOAD meetingVOAD meeting representing HOPE AACRVOAD San Bernardino CountyLaura Finlon and GunnerPSW
04/20/2018EngageAR - Annual Conference
An annual conference providing education, suppport to individuals, organizations and institutions interested in improving Arkansas communities thru service and volunteer work.ARVOADAmy Greenway (TL), Mary Armstrong and Hobie, Allan Gates and Lucy, Vicki Lind and CaliCGC
04/20/2018Yellow 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
04/20/2018 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
04/25/2018Rural 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
04/25/2018Mock 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
04/26/2018Take 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
04/28/2018CERT ClassPresented on the role of HOPE dogs. Assisted with testing of medical unit. Hamilton Co. (IN) CERTGayle Sprinkle and CharlieMWR
04/30/2018Pre-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
05/02/2018Health and Safety FairInformationalOregon Community CollegesGinger Nickel & GryffindorPNW
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
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
05/18/2018League City Girl Scout Troop
(League City, TX)
A presentation about HOPE AACR.League City Girl Scout TroopSally Farley and AbbieCGC
05/29/2018Hoosier Burn CampSupport for campers who have suffered burns.Hoosier Burn CampGayle Sprinkle and Charlie; Vicki Vandenburgh and AndyMWR
06/05/2018Presentation and NetworkingPresentation to Police Science Class on HOPEKent Meridian High School DistrictConnie Redmond and ZeldaPNW
06/05/2018Operation Military SupportSupport for the children of military families. YMCA Camp CarsonGayle Sprinkle and Charlie; Vicki VanDenburg and AndyMWR
06/07/2018Upper 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
06/09/2018Beaumont Children's Museum
(Beaumont, TX)
The SUPER HERO Saturday event was held to honor local heros and learn about HOPE AACR.Beaumont Children's MuseumSara Gubala and KennedyCGC
07/07/2018CERT 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
07/11/2018Indiana VOADUpdate for members and reported on HOPE activitiesIndiana VOADGayle Sprinkle and CharlieMWR
07/15/2018Patriot 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
07/29/2018Yellow 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
08/08/2018Yavapai VOAD presentation.HOPE teams were invited to do a presentation to Yavapai VOADAZ VOADBeth Ellis and Cinder - Wendy Guy and StellaPSW
08/10/2018C.O.P.S. Meeting/ PicnicCOPS provides long term help to families with line of duty death. We interacted with family membersC.O.P.S. LeadershipLeslie Williams TL
Patty Day and Charlie
Erin O'Hagan and Dublin
08/12/2018Premera Blue Cross Emergency Response FaireInteracting with employees - secure contacts within emergency preparednessEmergency Preparedness Premera Blue Cross of WALeslie Williams TL
Connie Clark-Redmond and Zelda
Lia Bijsterveld and Halley
Christi Dudzik and Paddy
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
08/24/2018Family Class for new WA State Corrections Department officersWA State Corrections gives a class to family members to help them learn about their loved ones new life WA State Department of CorrectionsLeslie Williams PNW
08/31/2018WA State Police GraduationFamily Day course for acclimatize families to their new lifeWA State PoliceLeslie Williams TL
Teresa Fay & Tucker
09/06/2018Suicide: The Ripple EffectProvided emotional support to people attending a movie on the effects of suicide on survivors.Alger County Community CollaborativeKeena Jones and Bella; Kelly December and DaisyMWR
09/07/18Michael Herne Big Band Barn Dance
(Taos, NM)
A two day musical event attended by close to 500 folks.Michael Herne Big Band Barn DanceDianne Hughes and DaisyCGC
09/07/2018Institute on Violence in Abuse & TraumaPresentation to IVAT conference membersInstitute on Violence in Abuse & TraumaLois Abrams (Lifetime Member); Susan Harris & Izzy; LaWana Heald & Robby; Katherine Jarrett & Teddy; Grace Chen & Bagel: Pam and Rustee
09/15/2018Kern County Disaster Preparedness Community Fair
Man the VOAD booth at Kern County Disaster Preparedness Community Fair
Kern County VOAD / Cert / Fire DepartmentKristie Bret Harte (TL) Sarah Jane Chelin and Bailey, Chantal Chelin and Maverick

09/15/2018Prepare Fair 2018A fair to educate the public about disaster preparedness. HOPE information was shared with those that attended.Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security DivisionRobert Starr and OliverMWR
09/16/2018Superhero Pancake BreakfastAn event to raise awareness of domestic violence, HOPE teams provided comfort and support, as well as education about HOPE, to those attending.Dianne Peppler Resource CenterGinger Stratton as Team Leader; Brenda Ransom and RavenMWR
09/16/2018Pet Advocacy FairAn animal advocacy day designed to showcase services relating to animals.Saving Innocent SoulsRobert Engelter as Team Leader; Becky Engelter and EllaMWR
09/18/2018Operation Swift CurrentA three day drill involving over 50 federal, state, and local agencies simulating the derailment of a train carrying hazardous material and the subsequent simulated spill into the Manistique (MI) River.United States Coast GuardConnie Peterson HAR; Nicholas Meier and Kayak; Julia Meier and Ischgl; Anna Marten and Maggie; Kelly December and DaisyMWR
09/22/2018San Mateo County Disaster Preparedness DaySan Mateo County held their Disaster Preparedness Day at the Fairgrounds. Many agencies were present to inform the public about all things disaster preparednessSan Mateo CountyKathy Felix and Cody, Martha and OliverPSW
09/22/2018CBP Family Outreach Event
This event was put on by the U.S Customs and California Border Protection Agencies as a family outreach eventU.S Customs and Border Protection AgencyBari and Star, Grace and BagelPSW
09/27/2018Mackinac Island: Bridging the GapA planning meeting to discuss a 2020 exercise involving the evacuation of an island in Lake HuronMackinac County Emergency ManagementNicholas Meier and KayakMWR
10/04/2018WA State Corrections Branch Gradation Presentation to the new officers WA State Corrections BranchLeslie Williams TLPNW
10/12/2018School Nurses of WA State ConventionInformation Booth and SpeechSchool Nurses of WA StateMolly Fisher & Pickles
Leslie Williams TL
10/16/2018Safety/Emergency Preparedness ExpoHOPE participated with 24 other federal, state, county, local, and private agencies in exhibits and demonstrations.O'Chicago Department of AviationTerri Rafter and Connie Peterson as Team Leaders; Cathy Barnes and Anela; Julie Bereckis and Deke; Becky Jankowski and Lizzy; Susan Johansen and Sophia; Terri Rafter and SweetieMWR
10/16/2018Montecito Mudslide Presentation PanelHOPE was aske to participate in a panel was there to discuss the response of CalFire Peer Support, Santa Barbara Police Chaplin’s, Counseling Team International and HOPE AACR. Public Safety Peer Support Association Bari & Star, Jodi & Daltry, Raquel & Pickles, Steve & Henry
10/17/2018 AZ VOAD General MeetingAttended the quarterly meeting of the state Volunteer Organizations Active in DisastersAZ VOADPam Reinke and Hope & Marla and YodiPSW
10/20/2018Back to School Health FairBack to School Health Fair hosted by Assembly members Kevin Mullin and Marc BermanAssembly member Marc BermanMichael Jacobs/Molly; Kathy Felix/Cody; Martha Kessler/Oliver
Christi Bragg/Gertie
10/22/2018One year anniversary of the Santa Rosa Fire. Comfort AMR employees remembering the Santa Rosa Fires.American Medical ResponsePSW
10/24/201810th Annual Preparedness Coalition Symposium
(Galveston, TX)
A three day symposium with close to 600 attendees in the medical field. HOPE AACR manned a booth.SETRACJeanne Hooke (TL) and Rebel, Diane Cook and WalterCGC
10/25/2018Mesa Police Dept Peer SupportPresentation to Mesa PD Peer Support team at their annual all day training session Mesa PD Detective Jonathon AppelBeth Ells & Cinder, Wendy Guy & Stella, Pam Reinke & Hope, Marla and YodiPSW
10/31/2018Active Shooter DrillProvided support to school staff and law enforcement officers following an active shooter drill.JKL Bahweting School and Sault Tribal Police (MI)Brenda Ransom and Raven; Keena Jones and Bella; Karen Alvord and CharlesMWR
10/31/2018Solano County Probation Department Wellness DayProvide support to County Probation Employees during a Wellness Day EventSolano County Probation DepartmentStephanie Barger/Berlin, Gil Anema/Suave, Jennifer Rose/Lady Grace & Mike and MollyPSW
11/04/2018Peninsula Humane Society recruitment presentation Recruit local pet therapy teams. Pet Assisted Therapy (PAT) program Kathy Felix/Cody and Mike and MollyPSW
11/07/2018Orange County Department of Education
Presentation to the Irvine Unified School District with CRNOCDE CRNPam/Rustee & Peggy/Bunker & Laura/Gunner & Steve and Henry & Leslie White (TL)
11/10/2018Rancho Cucamonga Police Department Annual Open House & Crime Prevention RallyHOPE was invited to have a booth at a Crime Prevention RallyRancho Cucamonga Police DepartmentGrace Chen & Bagel, Laura Finlon & Gunner, Katy Priest & Wall-E, Jodi Smith and Daltrey
11/11/2018Hamilton Co. (IN) CERTDrill and presentation to a new CERT class. Assisted with a medical triage drill.Hamilton Co. (IN) CERTGayle Sprinkle and CharlieMWR
11/17/2018Turkey FestAssisted with fund raising and educating public about HOPESalvation Army (IN)Gayle Sprinkle and CharlieMWR
11/29/2018Whole Community SummitMet with representatives from US Department of Health and Human Serives, FBI-Chicago, FEMA, county emergency management, and non-profits from IL, IN, and WI.City of Chicago Catastrophic Planning TeamTerri Rafter and Susan JohansenMWR
12/07/2018NASA-Johnson Space Center
(Clear Lake, TX)
Educating the employees about HOPE AACRNASASally Farley (TL) and Abbie, Nancy Steger and GusCGC
12/07/2018Pre-exam Stress ReliefGiving students some much needed comfort at the beginning of exam week.Lake Superior State UniversityNicholas Meier and KayakMWR
12/07/2018Mental Health Awareness FairSharing HOPE's Mission and interacting with students where HOPE teams have been deployed for student deaths over the past four years.Sault Ste. Marie (MI) High SchoolNicholas Meier and Ischgl; Julia Meier and Kayak; Karen Alvord and CharlesMWR
12/15/2018Mesa Police Dept. Peer Support "shop with a cop"Mesa Police Dept. Peer Support group to join them at their community event, “Shop With A Cop”Mesa Police Dept. Peer Support groupSharon Martin & Abby, Marsha Sturm & Naelee, Victoria Cowper & Nana, Pam Reinke & Hope, Stephanie Clark & Parker and Marla & Yodi
12/16/2018Army Yellow Ribbon1394th Transportation BrigadeArmy Connie Perkins (TL) Carol Betzer & NikkiPSW
12/19/2018Spokane Christmas Bureau Distribution Event Comfort families in long lines Spokane Christmas BureauJanet Johnson and Rowdy
Kelly Heck and Roxy