Rebuilding Hope’s inventory of work vehicles (pictured above) has grown over the years, from the first -- a forklift -- to a dozen pieces of equipment.
In its 11-year history, RHI has purchased only three pieces of equipment. All the rest --trucks, trailers and skid steer loader -- were donated by individuals.
“A lot of these we wouldn’t have had,” says RHI coordinator Randolph Wilson. “We didn’t have the money.
“I don’t know how to put a value on it. It’s a value to us, but just as much a value to the one donating in service to God. The blessing goes both ways, giving and receiving.”
Today’s truck fleet includes two box trucks, one of which is outfitted with a welder, a generator and an air compressor. A pickup, a dump truck and a flatbed round out the truck inventory.
All five of RHI’s trailers were donated by churches and other ministries.
The most recent is the game trailer (left in lower photo). The trailer is outfitted with games, including nine-square, corn hole, badminton and horseshoes, as well as soccer balls and goals, volleyballs and nets and Frisbees.
RHI has outfitted two trailers with tools. The trailers are equipped with everything needed to construct a ramp, including nail guns, saws, compressors, drills and shovels.
A kitchen trailer and a dump trailer round out the trailer inventory.
All of the vehicles are available to ministries to borrow for their outreach programs. Call the RHI office for more information.