The North Central Washington Chaplain Foundation wishes all our first responders a Happy Thanksgiving and praying for your safety as many of you give up being with your families this holiday to be available to protect ours.
Lead Chaplain Paul Hughes
Chaplains; Jay Caron, Gary Beck, and Steve Whitney
Wenatchee Police Detective Caleb Aumell (WPD Chaplain Coordinator)
This week the NCWCF Lead Chaplain Paul Hughes conducted a meeting with foundation chaplains to discuss matters regarding community relations, the need to recruit additional chaplains, logistical needs, and other ministry related topics. Also, attending was Wenatchee Police Detective Caleb Aumell, who is the chaplain unit coordinator for the Wenatchee Police Department. As with the Wenatchee Police Department, most first responder agencies that utilize chaplains to provide service and support to the their agency personnel and the community, assign an officer or fire fighter to lead the unit in their respective agencies.
After suffering a massive heart attack, being brought back twice by an AED Defibrillator and being in a coma, Chaplain Darren Crutchfield by the grace of God is on the mend. Within the last 24 hours has begun speaking and with the help of a walker is walking again. Please continue to pray for this Christian Warrior. He’s needed back sharing the love of Jesus with our first responders, victims of critical incidents and our community.
That was the reality for Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Cheyane Caldwell when a 2007 call to respond to a burning building nearly claimed his life. See full story by clicking the above link.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money to help with Chaplain Darren Crutchfield’s medical expenses. Dana Crutchfield (Darren’s Brother) is also writing a blog on that page updating Darren’s status. Go to this link for more information or to donate: https://gofund.me/7ed778be
Remembering those who lost their lives and those who lost friends, family members and coworkers in the terrorist attack that occurred on September 11, 2001. We also remember those first responders; Police, Fire, and EMS that ran to the danger and sacrificed themselves so others might live. May God bless America.