By Jan White
CROCKETT – Last Wednesday, Joe Easley and Van Sims, members of the Houston County Amateur Radio Club, met at Collins Tractor Supply to award a New Holland 9,000-watt generator to the winner of their recent fund-raising raffle.
What made this giveaway unique is that the winning ticket was held by Randy Havard, Director of His Glory Search and Rescue of Lufkin. Havard, the purchaser of the ticket, is donating his prize to the search and rescue team.
“This generator will probably be on its way out by the time I get it home,” Havard said, explaining that he had already spoken to a team in South Texas that could use the apparatus.
His Glory Search, Rescue and Aid Team is a Christian-based, non-profit organization that has been in operation for over twenty-three years. It is comprised of volunteers who monitor, prepare for, and respond to disasters in the United States and worldwide. Besides search and rescue, other areas of disaster response include medical aid, resource management, such as providing supplies for communities and other teams, onsite meals for First Responders, and other humanitarian assistance.