Mary Jo and I continue to press on in all that the Lord calls us to do. There are many expenses involved in
this type of ministry, including but not limited to fuel, vehicle purchase/maintenance/repair, tools, supplies,
food, etc. We do NOT solicit funds from anyone that we help. ALL of the services that we perform are
completely free to those affected by a disaster.
In 2011 Mary Jo quit her job and this allowed us to begin staying in the field for longer periods of time.
Since then we have spent more time on the road then we do at home. Being on the road this long caused us
to not be able to operate our business in a Godly way so with much prayer we closed the doors of our
business in August of 2013! We are relying totally on the Lord to meet all of our needs as we pray about
what to do with our home in Sarasota.
We are not on any church staff and don't receive a salary from anyone. We are praying for full-time
supporters so that we can stay in the field longer and help more people. This most importantly helps us
build stronger relationships with those affected by the storms and with the local church. We then are able
to help join the two together as one day we do leave and the local church body is the remnant that God
already has in place to fulfill His command of going into all the world and making disciples.
We are looking for people, groups and churches who are willing to support us for $25, $50, $100, $250,
or more on a monthly basis. Please don't give to us in place of your tithes and offerings to your local
church. Giving to us, or any other ministry outside of your local church, should come only after you have
fulfilled your local church giving.
As a ministry of The River Ministries, a 501c3 Religious Tax Exempt Organization, your donations are tax
deductible. We are also held accountable by them for all that we do.
It is through the faithful giving of God's people that we are able to respond to the needs of those affected
by disasters. If the Lord has laid it on your heart to help fund the ministry you can give in one of two
ways, please make sure you note that the funds be directed to Calvary Relief:
Please note that per IRS rules you cannot note what to do with donated monies and get a tax deduction.
We do NOT accept any donation for specific disasters, projects, tools, etc. All giving to Calvary Relief will
receive a tax deductible receipt at the end of the year from The River Ministries. When you give to Calvary
Relief you are trusting that God is guiding us to use any donations coming into the ministry in a Godly and
To Give By Mail:
18668 N St Vrain
Lyons, CO 80540
Make sure you include a note stating the funds are for Calvary Relief.
To Give Online:
You can also give online via Paypal by following the link below. Please make sure you put Calvary Relief in
the memo when you are on the Paypal page. To give online click here.
All donations are tax deductible. Tax receipts are mailed out at the end of the year like all other tax
If you wish to donate personal support to us and do not need a tax receipt, you can give directly to us.
Simply mail a check in our names to the above address and it will be given to us. Please include a note
stating your wishes in the envelope.