In early January, the 300 gallon tank of heating fuel used to power KNOM’s Nome studio backup generator was emptied onto the ground, seeping into the snow and underlying dirt — an act of vandalism. Removing the contaminated snow and soil was expensive, and only $25,000 of the nearly $76,000 cleanup cost was covered by insurance.
The generous contractor who worked on the cleanup, however, agreed to accept the insurance coverage amount and donated the remaining $51,000 balance. What a relief!
Then, earlier this summer, nine Catholic FOCUS Mission volunteers visited Nome to lend a hand at Nome’s St. Joseph Catholic Church and KNOM. One of their tasks was to finish the remediation at KNOM’s oil spill site. They shoveled a large pile of gravel underneath the garage: backbreaking, dusty work they completed with joy.
Truly, Divine Providence provides — in more ways than one. In concert with your support and prayers, the KNOM mission remains continually blessed, many times over.
Image at top: FOCUS missionaries Adam Sanchez and Buck Teeter help clean up KNOM’s oil spill site. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus, KNOM.