Homespun Environmental is a niche store specializing in practical water filter components and kits for the DIYer. This allows our customers to realize substantial savings over factory made systems that many of our competitors offer and also allows for a high degree of customization of systems based of specific needs and local conditions.
We also consider it a great privilege to serve church groups that are working on the international mission field. We offer personal filtration equipment to keep team members from getting sick during a trip and our systems can be used in mission schools, orphanages, and medical ministry efforts. Many find that our gear is low enough in cost that it can also be distributed as part of outreach and relief for individual families in a community
We strive to create win-win solutions for ourselves, our customers, small independent business partners, and the communities in which we do business. We keep our prices low, create after school jobs for high school students, use the local post office in our little town as much as possible, 'tithe' a portion of our proceeds to those in need, and our business ethics are what some would call 'old fashioned' in this day of high tech marketing and customer data mining. (No multi-level marketing or social networking privacy intrusions here...) We do a little advertising to draw in "new blood" but rely primarily on word of mouth from our satisfied customers to grow our sales. (It is working great so far!)
Our future plans are to apply this same hands-on business model to other products that meet basic needs or help people to live in a sustainable manner on the earth that God has entrusted to our care.
In 2011 these funds helped to field chainsaw and feeding crews that worked the wildfires that raged all over Texas. In particular recovery efforts in the Bastrop area for several weeks during the Fall.
In 2012 we helped field chainsaw crews for tornado clean up efforts in the Dallas/Fort Worth area during the spring. Last summer we supported mudout teams in the New Orleans area after flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac, and participated as part of a small Texas contingent that prepared meals and hot showers for first responders in Brooklyn NY cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy.
So far in 2013 we have supported feeding crews cleaning up after the Tornadoes in Granbury, Texas chainsaw crews in Moore and Shawnee, Oklahoma, and wildfire and flooding clean up in Colorado.
In addition to specific events, these funds also support ongoing training and equipment purchases so that crews will be able to respond to whatever needs arise in the future.