Using our RV lifestyle to enable disaster relief volunteering

There are a lot of reasons that we love our fulltime RV lifestyle, and the flexibility and opportunity it gives us are two of the main ones.  One opportunity that our flexible RV life has given us, is the chance to do volunteer work!  And some of our favorite work is disaster relief volunteering.  If […]

Volunteering at YWAM’s Gleanings for the Hungry…

We spent two and a half weeks volunteering at YWAM’s Gleanings for the Hungry in Dinuba, California.  Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is a non-denominational Christian organization that encompasses a bunch of different ministries including lots of DTSs (Discipleship Training Schools) and mission trips. *You can read more about why we volunteer on the road, […]

Volunteering at YWAM in Salem, Oregon…

We spent a week and a half volunteering at YWAM in Salem, Oregon.  Youth With A Mission is a non-denominational Christian organization that encompasses a bunch of different ministries including lots of DTSs (Discipleship Training Schools) and mission trips. *You can read more about why volunteer and who we volunteer with (including an overview of […]

Family Volunteering Opportunities…

Everyone who knows us, knows that one of our on-the-road passions is for volunteering.  Family volunteering opportunities to be exact. The first year that we traveled, it was a big vacation; and that is just what we wanted it to be – one big, educational, exciting, and fun road trip.  And that was great!  We […]

Quiet on the RV-front; getting ready for fireworks!

It’s been pretty quiet on the RV-front over here, but not for long!   Got fireworks?  😉 The tribe does!  Two 40-foot long trailers full! This is our NINTH year peddling gunpowder, and we love it!  It’s a lot of work, but this tribe can throw those stands together without much oversight… The stands will keep […]

Last of our Baxter Springs, KS photos…

Baxter Springs is a cute little town on route 66, and we really enjoyed our time there! The town has the remnants of a fort.  This is Fort Blair.  🙂  Fort Blair was a garrison for housing soldiers who were guarding the military road that ran through here. There is a lovely park here, and […]

Baxter Springs, KS & Samaritan’s Purse volunteering…

While we were in Oklahoma City helping out with Samaritan’s Purse, there were several storms that came through the region.  While none of the storms spawned tornadoes in or near OKC, there were dozens that set down in OK and the nearby states from April 27 through the 29th.  At least 7 of those tornadoes […]

Oklahoma City to Baxter Springs, KS…

We spent nearly 3 weeks in Oklahoma City hoping to help with disaster relief volunteering; for the time that we were there, we stayed at the fairgrounds in Norman.  It was just a parking lot, but it was only $120 a week, with full 50amp hookups, and no extra kid fees.  We had really wanted […]

Called to make a detour…

Last year, we had the incredible experience of traveling to Moore, OK to help with disaster relief volunteering cleanup efforts.  Disaster relief has been a passion of ours for a few years now, and our trip to Moore was an experience that none of us can really put into words.  It deeply changed who we […]

High Point Disaster Relief efforts with Samaritan’s Purse…

Towards the end of March, we spent 2 weeks in North Carolina while Vaughn and the 3 oldest (with us) were volunteering with Samaritan’s Purse ice storm cleanup efforts. We were camping near High Point, NC, which is located between, and just south of Greensboro and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  High Point is known as the […]