I live in the small Aransas County that took a direct hit by Hurricane Harvey. It was wonderful to see Emergency Ministries in our small communities. They visited Rockport, Fulton, Port Aransas, and Aransas Pass. We were the hardest hit by the direct force of Harvey. Not just by rain but all the tornadoes. I had the please of meeting some wonderful people in this group as my husband and I were trying to deal with what we went through. THANK YOU will never be enough. GOD BLESS each of you for what you do for ALL.... Not just the First Responders but all that you come in contact with.
This is such a great non-profit. This is a non- profit where your donations can help Firefighters, Law Enforcement, EMS, 911 Dispatchers. Emergency Chaplain Group has Chaplains that are specally trained to help First Responders and their families to overcome emotionally charged issues like: cirtical incident stress, PTSD, suicidal tendencies, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and marital counseling. Another great thing about Emergency Chaplain Group is that all their Chaplains are required to have worn the badge( Been a First Responders himself).
This is a GREAT organization that I have personally had to call out to the field to help with first responders and family’s during emergency situations. Great people great service and a great resource.
After 33 years in Emergency Services, I took the most horrific murder call of my career, which left me traumatized. The Emergency Ministries PTSD support group was a life saver for me while struggling and going through such a debilitating time in my career and life. They are still only a text or a phone call away for continued support and prayer. They helped me during a time that I was very lost. Their chaplains were also there for me In a moment's notice during the passing of my stepmother and the passing of my mother almost back to back within one year. There are not enough Godly examples and organizations that do what Emergency Ministries do. Thank you. BH
I don't know what I would do with out the support that I have received from Skip and the rest of the Pastors at Emergency Ministries.
I have met people who have been helped by the chaplain ministry. They tell me how thankful they are that the Chaplains were there to help. Let's keep supporting them.
Emergency Ministries has blessed our community with assistance to our firefighters, police officers, paramedics, emergency room staff doctors/nurses and countless family members of these individuals by providing time and resources as needed. I have personally seen this organization spend hours upon hours meeting physical, emotional and spiritual needs of men and women who witness horrific events every single day. These are men and women who have put their lives on the line in our community running toward danger as others are running in the opposite direction. Emergency Ministries does exactly what their mission statement states, "In the most critical time of need, they help you (meaning our first responder heroes), then we (EM Chaplains) help them. THANK YOU EM FOR ALL YOU DO!
In my 17 years in chaplaincy and recent retirement as an Army Chaplain, it is an honor and privilege to be associated with Emergency Chaplain Group. The team of Chaplains that Skip has assembled are upmost professionals and highly qualified to give support to our First Responders. What an honor and privilege to work alongside these professionals.
As a Board Certified Chaplain it is my calling to be there for the 1st responder after they have been there for you. Please consider supporting this ministry through your prayers and if your resources allow, through financial support!
Emergency Ministries is involved with the first responders that are the everyday heroes in our community that see the worst that life can throw at them. Emergency Ministries is involved everyday is the spiritual and physical needs of these people. An extremely dedicated group of people.
This ministry is dedicated to the health and well-being of first-responders....-the EMT's, Fire Fighters and Policemen that we all depend on in times of emergency. The chaplains have all been on the other side, having worn the badge of one or more of these organizations. These dedicated men desire all the support that we owe them.
Emergency Chaplain Group (aka Emergency Ministries) is a team of incredibly dedicated first responder/ordained Ministers who not only talk the talk - they have all walked the walk.
When I first met Skip, I was blown away with what the group does, and the entire issue with which they struggle. I immediately recognized that the organization was truly helping solve a very under-appreciated and widely unknown problem in our society.
People are mostly aware of the issues with PTSD facing veterans, but very few realize that first responders deal with a wide range of very difficult emotions after seeing brutal crime scenes, accidents, homes and families destroyed, and the like. Without anyone to support them and help them, we'd have no one to depend on when we need their help. Emergency Ministries makes sure they have the support and help they need to keep showing up for the job and helps them cope with the horrors it can sometime bring, making them ready to respond when our call for help comes in.
It was easy for me to decide to have my company partner with Emergency Ministries to help them raise funds to expand their operations and serve even more communities.
I strongly urge other companies to do something similar to what COPilot has done - simply donate a portion of your sales to them monthly. It costs relatively nothing compared to the good that the organization does with the funds.
Emergency Ministries is an incredible organization. The chaplains have all worn the badge so they understand what it is like to be a first responder and to experience the things we see. They also understand the stresses and life balance issues that come with the job. There seems to be (finally) a growing awareness in the country of the impact of PTSD on first responders; hopefully, this will allow Emergency Ministries to touch and impact even more lives.
Great organization . They are there for the first responders in there most critical time of needed. These chaplains come along side of the first responders on siene if needed. Another great thing is all there chaplain have been or are first responders themselves.
This organization is highly involved in the life and death situations of all first responders. I have seen firsthand the effect that they have had through their ability to reduce stress and PTSD as a result of the circumstances in which first responders find them self involved. Emergency Ministries is called to the scene when the first responders are experiencing these critical incidents and are following up with visits, phone calls, providing counseling to the first responders and their families, and even performing the funerals for those who were killed in the line of duty. This organization deeply blesses and improves the lives it touches!
I'm a psychotherapist that volunteers with Emergency Ministries when they do critical incident stress management debreifings for first responders. I can't emphasize enough how important this service is to first responders that have participated in horrific events during the course of their job.
The man God placed in charge of this phenomenal organization truly is the epitome of the phrase, "This little light of mine, I'm going let it shine". Not only does he exhaust his own life to save others.... He TRULY "saves" lives for our Daddy God. I couldn't be more sincere and proud to call him my father!!!!
Love this group and not only what they stand for but the sacrifices they make to take care of the ones who need it the most. Great group to donate to, volunteer for and pray for. Thanks everyone for ALL you do. You are appreciated
Helping those who help others is Skip's calling. He's one in a million! Skip is so committed to First Responders through Emergency Ministries. Skip's dedication to the men and women this ministry serves is amazing.
Great organization. When I found the website, I realized that there is hope for 1st responders that have been through tragic experiences.