Thunder Outreach receives “American Police Hall Of Fame” Awards

In 2011, Thunder Outreach was nationally recognized by the “American Police Hall of Fame” for their service and programs that positively affect and support communities and honor Police and all First Responders.

After meeting with Thunder Outreach and reviewing the programs that Thunder Outreach organizes in communities, the APHF awarded Thunder Outreach with not just one, but three National Awards!

American Police Hall of Fame Awards;

Honor Award For Public Service
This award may be issued to law enforcement officers, elected officials or citizens whose leadership skills are outstanding in reducing crime or assisting departments in volunteer activities.

Patriotism Award
This award is based on activities that promote the need to be faithful to our federal, state and local laws. It is available to police, security and citizens who support the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as well as protect the community by public service.

Civilian Medal Of Appreciation
This award is to thank a citizen for support of law enforcement by services or an act of valor.

The Team Members of Thunder Outreach were deeply touched. Working with the Local Police, Fire, Military and First Responders has always been a core part of the faith based events that Thunder Outreach has been part of.

The heart of God and Love that he has for his people is clearly stated in the Bible about Jesus and is still the same commitment that our First Responders and Military share today.

The Bible states in John 15:13
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

We are Blessed to have people like this in our lives and Thunder Outreach will continue to show that “Love and Respect” to and for all the people and their families who “Protect and Serve” our communities everyday!

Morning Star Fellowship partnering with Thunder Outreach

What started at Morning Star Fellowship as a simple Bible Study group community outreach in 2004, has grown and has events that have reached the hearts and souls of Thousands of people…….

As Pastor Steve DeFrain has spoken into our lives to “Find out what God has CALLED us to do and then Do it” , we have heard that teaching and has seen what God can do when we reach out to others and share that same love that has been poured out into our lives.

We are to be the “Salt and Light” in our families and our communities as the faith we have in Christ shines in our lives.  The Bible states “Faith without works is dead, which means we can not just know about the bible and all the teachings, It must be shown with the works in our lives that match the teaching.

That is just what Morning Star and Thunder Outreach team members do with these mission events and Outreach Projects!  Share the Love of Jesus Christ!  Pastor Steve and the whole Leadership team at Morning Star are excited to work with Thunder Outreach in support of this call to be a blessing to our area First Responders!

Please join with us on June 12 at Morning Star Fellowship for First Responder Appreciation Sunday event!

Guinness World Records

People pulled up to drop of their food donation and were so touched by the sight of hundreds of people of all walks of life working shoulder to shoulder to help make a difference. It truly showed God’s love! People would just park their cars and ask how they could help! Now that is saying something!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not and Guinness World Records companies, teams, churches, groups, boy scouts and people moved together with a simple goal… helping people with food, love and relationships that would change hundreds of thousands of peoples lives for years to come. We had car and bike clubs, military, fire and police people on hand along with food and events for everyone.

Thunder in the Valley 2005 set a new benchmark of what a community can do when the focus is on a positive goal. We filled 10 tractor-trailers and raised 156,889 lbs of food in the small community of Bechtelsville, PA.

In doing this we set a new record for Ripley’s Believe It or Not for “The Largest Community food drive in a 24 Hour period!” and a new record for Guinness World Records “Largest Food Drive by a non-charitable organization (24 hours).”

Ripley’s Believe it or Not

People pulled up to drop of their food donation and were so touched by the sight of hundreds of people of all walks of life working shoulder to shoulder to help make a difference. It truly showed God’s love! People would just park their cars and ask how they could help! Now that is saying something!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not and Guinness World Records companies, teams, churches, groups, boy scouts and people moved together with a simple goal… helping people with food, love and relationships that would change hundreds of thousands of peoples lives for years to come. We had car and bike clubs, military, fire and police people on hand along with food and events for everyone.

Thunder in the Valley 2005 set a new benchmark of what a community can do when the focus is on a positive goal. We filled 10 tractor-trailers and raised 156,889 lbs of food in the small community of Bechtelsville, PA.

In doing this we set a new record for Ripley’s Believe It or Not for “The Largest Community food drive in a 24 Hour period!” and a new record for Guinness World Records “Largest Food Drive by a non-charitable organization (24 hours).”

First Responder Appreciation Events Endorsed by Berks County Commissioners

Berks County Commissioners Christian Y. Leinbach and Kevin S. Barnhardt, acknowledge and support Thunder Outreach’s efforts to promote goodwill and appreciation for Berks County First Responders…..

As you know, all across Berks County, every day, brave and dedicated men and women serve our communities through our Police, Fire and Emergency Departments and other First Responders, without ever asking for a thank you.

As Berks County Commissioners, we encourage the commitment and caring of programs like Thunder Outreach, for helping organize appreciation events that publicly thank our First Responders.

We would like to encourage all communities, schools, public programs and citizens of Berks County to support and embrace the 2014 First Responders Appreciation Events and Programs hosted by Thunder Outreach.

Sincerely,

Berks County Board of Commissioners
Christian Y. Leinbach
Kevin S. Barnhardt

PA. Senator John Rafferty Jr. supports Thunder Outreach’s First Responder Appreciation Events

As a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, I embrace and encourage opportunities to thank our First Responders……

I encourage the commitment and caring of programs like Thunder Outreach who take the responsibility of thanking our First Responders very seriously.

Encouraging our youth and community to honor, appreciate and invest in our First Responders.

In conclusion, I must applaud and support these efforts to publicly thank our counties First Responders who work tirelessly to protect and service our communities.