Up Dates, New House Guests, and the Results of the “Brand on Us Grant”!!

Dear Family and Friends:
A very big “Thank You” to all who voted for Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola!  All we needed was to finish in the top three.  We were second!! Yipee!!!  We are SO excited!  We will update all of you as we progress through the next phase of the grant!
Thanks again– SO VERY MUCH!  This grant will go miles into getting out the purpose, mission statement, and reason we need a new, larger, Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola!
The family of Phyllis Montondo was able to move her to Shands Medical Center in Gainsville, FL.  The cancer behind her left eye has spread into mom’s brain according to daughters Donna and Sally.  They ask for continued prayers for their mother and dad who is also undergoing prostate cancer treatments.
Our friends in Atlanta, GA are still reporting in on Larry Kachelle.  His injuries from a motorcycle accident 8 months ago finds Larry still at Shepherd’s Rehab in Atlanta.  From Kelly, his wife she said Larry if progressing slowly.  He is walking with assistance, and talking a lot more.  But, his weight has dropped, and his strength has weakened from the traumatic brain injury.  Please continue to pray for them.
U.S. Navy Breona Mackoff has moved out of the ICU at Baptist Hospital.  She actually sat up in a chair today for the first time since her accident November 23.  She had a left eye surgery yesterday.  Still recuperating from a passenger verses car accident.  She has had a rod placed in her left broken femur.  Has now a repaired right broken upper arm (humerus) bone and right scapula.  She still has trouble concentrating from a brain bleed according to mom, Wendy.  Kelly, her “foster” mom (Kelly and her family are just close friends) had to return back to North Carolina.  Breona’s aunt comes in this Thursday to help mom, Wendy.  Please continue those prayers!
Ashley Gaimey, from Chancelor, AL is 22 years young.  According to mom and dad, she was a passenger in a broad-side car accident this past November 23 also.  She has both shoulders fractured, a leg, and both hips with fractures also.  According to them also, Ashley had a traumatic brain injury also.  At this time, she is still in a coma-like state on full life support at Sacred Heart Hospital.  Ashley has 4 children folks.  All are being cared for by their dad at this time.  Mom and step-dad will be staying with one of our back-up homes, Mary Brunson.  Thanks again Ms. Mary!
We are welcoming back an old friend, Becky Williams from Crestview FL.  Her husband, Clyde Dean is to be admitted tomorrow at West Florida Hospital.  According to Becky, Dean was just recently diagnosed with colon cancer.  If you recall, Dean had his bladder removed now 2 years ago for cancer then.  These are great people.  Please be in prayer for them.  Dean is scheduled for surgery this coming Friday.
Please continue to pray for Jameka Powell.  She is a type 1 diabetic with a severe abdominal infection from her “peg” feeding tube leaking into her abdominal cavity.  Mom, Katrina, has asked for healing prayers for her daughter.  She is staying at our back-up hotel.  We are just out of room right now.
Update:  Judy Churchwell, our book-keeper’s daughter-in-law, Sha is doing much better!  Fluids and antibiotics fixed her keto-acidosis and bladder infection.
Please keep Steve Rouse, widower to Martha Rouse whom this house is name for.  Talked with Steve this morning about concerns with the 14 wild fires burning in Tennessee.  Steve said the closest to his home was just 15 miles away.  They need a lot of rain!  Gatlinburg, TN lost 30 buildings today alone.  Pray for rain!
Thanks so much for all your prayers and support!
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
850-287-2144

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A Very Special Prayer Request!

Dear Family and Friends:
Just received a call from Judy Churchwell.  Judy is our friend, bookkeeper, and VERY special volunteer here at Martha’s Vineyard.  Her daughter-in-law Sha Baxter had just been admitted to West Florida Hospital for ketone-acidosis.  Sha is a type 1 diabetic.  She is pretty sick also with a severe kidney infection.  Please be in prayer for Sha and her entire family.  Judy, bless her heart had to put down her beloved 11+ year old yorkie Betty Boop yesterday also.  This little dog was a family pet, and grand-dog to her father also.  Judy and her dad, Gerald are having a rough day.
Please also keep in prayer the Montondo family.  They are still hoping to move to Shands, U.of FL center in the next day or two.  Our other in-house family, the MacKoff family are still taking care of Breona from a vehicle-person accident.  Please also keep Katrina in prayer as she takes care of her daughter at Select Hospital too.
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
850-287-2144

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New House Guests, and Prayer Updates here at Martha’s Vineyard !

Dear Family and Friends:
We welcomed in the family of Phyllis Montondo, from St. Augustine, FL this past Friday.  Daughters, Donna and Sally are staying with us.  Mom has a cancerous tumor that they discovered today is  now spreading into her brain tissues.  They are hoping that she is transferred back to Shands hospital in Gainsville, FL.  They were initially hoping that the eye surgeon here would be able to remove the tumor and, unfortunately Phyllis’ eye.  But, with the cancer spreading, it is now a matter of time and what can be done as quickly as possible to give mom a quality of life.  Mr. Montondo also has a rapidly growing prostrate cancer.  A brother is taking care of him.  Ms. Phyllis is at Sacred Heart hospital.
U.S. active duty, Breona Lynn Mackoff is in the SICU at Baptist Hospital.  She, and a group of three other service men were walking across a cross-walk on Navy Blvd last Friday night.  According to her family, a young driver did not see them and ran into the group.  A friend, and fellow seaman pushed Breona out of the way as the car hit him.  We cannot reveal his name due to the fatality that occurred.  Breona’s other two U.S. Navy friends were not injured seriously.  Breona, according to her foster mom had a second surgery on a broken leg today.  She is on full life support at this time.  Another very good friend of hers is also staying with us.  Please be in prayer for all of these U.S. Navy personnel and their families.  The loss of life is always heart-wrenching when one is so young.  He was only 19 years old. Breona’s family is from Pennsylvania.
We continue to pray for Alice Oakleaf at Baptist Hospital.  Her parents, Ernie and Zoe are still trying to get her transferred back to Little Rock, AR.  We also have another family at Select hospital.  Katrina’s daughter is recovering from a gut infection from a stomach feeding tube.  Mom is staying at our local hotel for now because our few number of family homes are very busy with the up-coming holiday.
Prayers and thanks to all of you who voted for us in the recent “Brand On Us” grant.  We are praying for that we did well.  We just have to wait for the results and tabulation count. A very special and blessed Thanksgiving Holiday to all of you!
Love, Always in His Name!
Marty Tackett
Resident Servant
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
850-287-2144
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New House Guests and a Very Special Holiday Message! Remember to Vote for Martha’s Vineyard Too!!!

Dear Family and Friends:
We will be welcoming in the Walsh family in the morning.  Coming now from St. Augustine, FL.  Will have more details in the morning.  Mrs. Walsh was being transported to Sacred Heart Hospital for a cancer/eye removal surgery tonight.  Daughters, son-in-law, and husband will be staying with us.
This is the letter I sent out to all our family and friends.  Dennis and I are so very proud of our children and grandchildren.  Being away from them has not been easy.  But, we feel strongly that God is very much a part of our lives, and this vision called “Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola”.  The voting for the “Brand On Us” grant ends this coming Monday, November 21.  We think they will take all the votes that come in on Tuesday also.  So, please, do vote for us!  This is 25% of our score!  This grant will define Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola.  The need for a larger house, our mission statement, and assist in our future fund raising for the new house. Thanks so much!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident Servants
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
Dear Family and Friends:
In November, 2010, we welcomed in our first house guest here at Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola, a faith-based, respite house.  We purchased this house in August, 2009.  It required a lot of work.  With many volunteers, few paid workers, and our savings, we dedicated the Vineyard the following year.  As of to date, 732 house guests later, we have been blessed to provide 13, 279 nights of lodging for these family members of loved ones in our local hospitals, rehabilitation centers, cancer treatment, and hospice residences.
We have out-grown our present facility.  With God’s help and your prayers, we are actively searching for the right land location.  We have applied for a grant to help us launch the building of a NEW, much bigger Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola.  Our board of directors are diligently working to build this new Vineyard as a possible prototype for other Vineyards.  Please be in prayer as we approach 2017 with a renewed excitement of providing not only housing for these out-of-town families of loved ones, but meals, laundry facilities, spiritual, and emotional care also.
We claim Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God, ALL things work together for good, for those who are called according to HIS purpose.”
Our personal lives had continued to be busy as well.  Dennis had a much-needed leg surgery.  He is doing great!  Marc, our youngest has now served the U.S. Navy 16+ years!  He is stationed in Norfolk, VA.
Lizzie, our daughter is entering her 10th year as a kindergarten teacher in New Albany, IN.  Her husband, Josh, is busy working for the state of Kentucky.  Their daughter, Faith is now in kindergarten and keeps their lives very busy!
Jessica, our youngest daughter, is a very busy mom too.  She is a full-time teacher as well for special needs elementary students in Dayton, OH.  Charlie, her husband continues to work for our U.S. Government in the G.A.O. department.  Grandchildren, Charlie III and Ana, keep their parents busy with year-round soccer, ballet, and school activities.
Emily, our oldest daughter is still working hard at Riley Children’s hospital in Indianapolis, IN.  Andy, her husband is now the head coach of the girl’s basketball team at Eastern Hancock high school.  They won their first game!  Go Andy!
Cody, our oldest grandson along with Marc, and Grandpa Dennis went deep sea fishing this past summer.  Cody caught a 39 inch, 27 lb grouper, and Marc a 28 inch, 22 lb amberjack!  Wow! Cayla, his sister turned sweet 16 this year.  Both are very active at their high school.  They live in Buckhannon, WV.  Matt, our oldest, continues to live in Jeffersonville, IN.
As we approach 2017, pray with us for the Lord to guide our country, our military, and what HE has planned for Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola!
Marty & Dennis Tackett
Resident Servants
Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola
We have until November 22 for the public to vote for us on this grant.  If you have the time, please Vote for us!!!   Just go to the website from the above email.

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Martha’s Vineyard Needs Your Vote!!

Martha’s Vineyard Needs Your Vote!
Martha’s Vineyard provides a caring home for families who are in Pensacola because they have a loved one in a local hospital. The free lodging, food, laundry services and counseling helps families who can’t afford an extended stay in Pensacola while one of their family members is suffering. But Martha’s Vineyard – a three bedroom house at 111 Euclid Street in Pensacola — cannot begin to meet the current needs. That’s why a fundraising campaign is being considered to build a new facility. An important part of that campaign involves a branding and marketing program so we can reach out to the community. idGroup – a local branding and advertising company – offers their services free to one non-profit client each year.
Deciding which non-profit organization gets their free services involves a “Public Selection” process where you can go on line and vote for the non-profit organization you would like to see receive the free services.
 HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP –
Click on the survey link below and vote for Martha’s Vineyard. You can only vote once – but your vote is important for those families who are in crisis and need your support.
Thank you Other ways to help?
Contact: Marty Tackett, Director mypensacola@gmail.com; 850-469-1466 Website: MarthasVineyardPensacola.com

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We Want to Honor Our Veterans!

Dear Family and Friends:

Today is Veteran’s Day.  A day to honor all branches of military service.  All those who have served, or ARE serving.  We must NEVER forget the sacrifices they are doing to ensure OUR freedom!

Blessings to ALL of you!  Dennis and I are so very proud of our youngest son, First Class Petty Officer, Marc L. Helm.  He has served in the U.S. Navy now 16 plus years.  He absolutely loves his country and proudly serves.

We have MANY Navy sons and daughters we have “adopted” over the years.  They are all precious to us.  Many have families that support their military guys and gals too.  These families are SUCH a big part of who they are.  With out family, it would be tough.  Thanks for ALL you do!

Love, Always in His Name!

Marty & Dennis Tackett

Resident Servants,

Martha’s Vineyard of Pensacola

850-287-2144

 

 

 

 

 

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We Need Your Vote!!!

Dear Family and Friends:

Martha’s Vineyard Needs Your Vote! Martha’s Vineyard provides a caring home for families who are in Pensacola because they have a loved one in a local hospital. The free lodging, food, laundry services and counseling helps families who can’t afford an extended stay in Pensacola while one of their family members is suffering. But Martha’s Vineyard – a three bedroom house at 111 Euclid Street in Pensacola — cannot begin to meet the current needs. That’s why a fundraising campaign is being considered to build a new facility. An important part of that campaign involves a branding and marketing program so we can reach out to the community. idGroup – a local branding and advertising company – offers their services free to one non-profit client each year. Deciding which non-profit organization gets their free services involves a “Public Selection” process where you can go on line and vote for the non-profit organization you would like to see receive the free services. HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP – Click on the survey link below and vote for Martha’s Vineyard. You can only vote once – but your vote is important for those families who are in crisis and need your support. Survey link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q9WF97G

Thank you Other ways to help?

Contact: Marty Tackett, Director mypensacola@gmail.com; 850-469-1466 Website: MarthasVineyardPensacola.com

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