Mick Richards, Media Missions Support

We are asking for your help. My name is Pastor David Beidel, President of Urban Hope NYC and Co-Founder of Jesus Week. A terrible tragedy has occurred to one of our beloved leaders and missionaries, Mick Richards. His missionary housing in Staten Island suddenly caught on fire in the early morning. Thankfully, everyone staying in the house made it out safely in time without injury. Tragically however, all of his personal belongings and ministry editing/production equipment were completely destroyed by the fire.
Although the home owners insurance will cover most of the policy holder's personal items, it will not cover any of Mick Richards’ property or media equipment. As a result, he has suffered a complete loss.
Not only was the video/audio equipment destroyed, but all of the master hard drives and back-up drives containing years of missions film footage for critical current projects were severely damaged. Thankfully, we have been told by the data recovery company that most of the data/footage can most likely be restored. But as you can imagine, this will be a very costly process to replace all of the media ministry equipment and footage.
Over the past five years, Mick has been serving faithfully as Co-Founder and Exec. Director of the Jesus Week movement, and as an extremely gifted media missionary serving churches, ministries and local missions movements. He is one of the most dedicated men of God I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He has empowered and facilitated the Jesus Week Movement (JesusWeekUSA.org), which has impacted millions in the NYC Metro and throughout the nation. He has been in the process of capturing life-changing stories and putting together a beautiful documentary series on community/city transformation.
We are asking our partners in the NY and Philly Metro area who know Mick Richards, who have seen his extraordinary work, dedication, and passion to serve churches and help build movements, to partner with us to rebuild and restore the equipment/drives needed to continue on mission. Every gift will go through our non-profit Urban Hope NYC and will be stewarded back to help rebuild.
Thank you for helping sow into this dear brother and critical kingdom building mission.

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  • Michael Helmus
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    • $205 
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    • $175 
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    • $500 
    • 1 yr
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    • $100 
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Pastor David Beidel
Staten Island, NY
Urban Hope Inc
Registered nonprofit
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