On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew delivered a devastating blow to Haiti. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian affairs (OCHA), the storm took the lives of 1,000 people and displaced 175,500 residents. HOPE Worldwide immediately released $5,000 aimed at providing life-saving aid for members of our partner churches, their families and their communities. Charles Ham, H ww International Disaster Response Coordinator, and Wade Cook, H ww Vice President of U.S. Programs, were soon on the ground assessing the situation and formulating an effective and sustainable recovery plan. Part of that was an appeal for funds, and we were humbled by the response. Over the Christmas holidays, HOPE ww friends and partners rallied support to raise just over $210,000. Our sincere appreciation cannot be adequately expressed in words.
HOPE ww will be repairing 44 houses at an average cost of $2,500 each. The work will focus on making homes safer and stronger to withstand future disasters.
Thank you for supporting HOPE worldwide as we work with refugees around the world. In the wake of the growing refugee crisis, we strive to do all we can to help families and communities displaced by tragedy. Your gifts allow us to provide food, clothing, supplies and love to thousands without a home.
Millions of people have now traveled 100's of miles to flee violence and civil war. They have little more than the clothes on their back. Their lives will never be the same. The political and social implications of the current refugee crisis are complex. But our mission is to compassionately serve those in need, regardless of background or affiliation. We are partnering with churches and local organizations to provide basic supplies and services to refugee families. On the “wishlist” below, you will find a few specific supplies needed today. Purchase these items online and they will be sent to the family in need!
January 18, 2017 - This past weekend, HOPE worldwide USA Chapters followed Dr. King’s example by identifying needs in their communities and taking action. Volunteers of all ages stepped up to meet the specific needs across the nation.
Come join us this October for HOPE ww 's annual conference! Everyone is invited to attend. You'll meet our global leadership team, hear important updates about programs around the world and learn how together we can live out the compassionate ministry of Jesus. Check back soon for more event details.
U.S.-based supporters and volunteers are invited to join us to explore how we can more effectively, respectfully and passionately serve the poor and needy in our communities and around the world! Registration is now open for the NW Regional Volunteer Conference. Click below to register early, as space may be limited.
Since 2010, the HOPE worldwide Community Service Brigades have brought medical relief to thousands of children suffering from the debilitating impact of poverty. We are excited to announce that on the 3rd annual CSB in El Salvador this November ( click here to see how many were helped ), we launched the "Nutrition Optimization Program" sponsored by our new partner, art & eden. Together with Susan Correa, founder and CEO of art & eden, we are beginning a journey towards providing anti-parasite medicine and a one-year supply of multivitamins to every child we treat. This equates to 1 million vitamins in just the first year alone! The essential anti-parasite medicine, Albendazole, coupled with a daily multivitamin supplement, combats the ill-effects of a severely nutrient-deficient diet and helps restore normal, healthy childhood development. We look forward to a brighter, healthier future for the children of Central America!
For more information about this program or to apply for a 2017 CSB, please visit hopeww.org/csb .
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