Appreciation Squad

How the 1st Responders Appreciation Squad started

In 2023, God led Carmen Wisenbaker (of Penworth Publishing) to start the “1st Responders Appreciation Squad” where she is the Volunteer Coordinator. The group shows 1st Responders (both Firefighters and Police Officers in the Humble and Atascocita, Texas areas), appreciation for their service through a Prayer team, a Card Writing team, and a Goodie Basket team that delivers baked goods and tasty treats periodically to each station.

Our main objective is to lift the spirits of our 1st Responders and to let them know our community is behind them one hundred percent. We always try to find ways to encourage and support our 1st Responders in any way we can. They are very important to our community and we are so grateful they do what they do.

Showing gratitude and respect to those that serve our communities (in the Humble and Atascocita, Texas areas) in our times of need.

Thank you to our faithful Police Officers and Firefighters for always being there when we need you the most. We are so thankful for you!


We show thankfulness to our 1st Responders through various teams:
• Prayer Ministry
• Card Ministry
• Baked Goods and Tasty Treats Ministry
• And various projects throughout the year.


Are you looking for a speaker for your meetings?

Carmen is available to speak at your groups next meeting on: “Using Your Unique Personality in Your Volunteer Opportunities.” This program helps those attending identify their perfect volunteering style by using a fun, pick-and-choose quiz designed to identify their personality and strengths and match it with the right task. It also helps charity leaders match volunteers with the right position for much better success in their efforts.

Carmen also hands out a “Community Volunteer Resource List” that lists many charities in which to get involved within the area. This helps them find the perfect fit. She loves to “match” both the volunteer to the right opportunity to serve their community in the best way possible (whether with her own group – the 1st Responders Appreciation Squad) or another group.

To schedule Carmen to speak to your group, or to find out more information about our ministry (and/or to get involved), call or text Carmen at 713-851-2125 or use the contact form below:

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