Head to South Florida this November, where we’re still celebrating summer. Pack your golf clubs for a good cause!
The third annual Celebration of Caring Golf Classic, which benefits HOPE worldwide Bolivia and the Hospital Arco Iris, is scheduled for Friday, November 13, at Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park Golf Course.
This month marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which has been labeled as single most catastrophic natural disaster and costliest hurricane in U.S. history. The unprecedented devastation and loss that was experienced across the Gulf Coast region was overwhelming. HOPE worldwide volunteers moved into action immediately and through the long-term recovery process, set a new precedent to how our organization responds to disasters.
December Sites Open to Families
Are you interested in spending your family holiday serving others in another country? Come and join us in Fiji or the Philippines this winter. We have opened registration for our two winter HYC, one in Fiji (December 4 to 19), and one in the Philippines (December 17 to 30). Both programs are open to teens, campus students, singles, and families. Apply here!
Imagine the impact you could make in a community or the blessing you could be to a family by giving a weekend of your time to join a HOPE worldwide Community Service Brigade. If you are a doctor, dentist, nurse, educator, or just want to make a difference, please consider joining us in Central America. Anyone interested in working hard to bring faith, hope and love to others is welcome to apply. We especially need bilingual Spanish speakers of any occupation! Truly, the difference you will make to someone in need is indescribable and will bring you back again and again.
ICMC West Volunteers Shine
On Saturday, July 4, in conjunction with the International Campus Ministry Conference (ICMC) West 2015 Conference, 1,000 HOPE worldwide student volunteers traveled by bus to a community south of Phoenix, Arizona. HOPE worldwide’s mission for this event was to beautify five school campuses in the Gila River Indian Community. The schools had suffered many years of deferred maintenance. In just three hours, the ICMC attendees transformed classrooms, bathrooms, teachers’ lounges, nurses’ offices and gymnasiums. In total, the volunteers painted almost 50 rooms and cleaned approximately 200. Everyone who served can’t wait until the teachers and students see how nice the schools look following this day of service.
Exactly one week after this summer’s HOPE Youth Corps (HYC) in Jakarta, two HYC members made the decision to become disciples and get baptized! Zann and Samuel are both 15 and from the Singapore teen ministry. We are so proud of them and how much they have grown to reach this point. Their experiences on HOPE Youth Corps allowed them to not only change the lives of others but also changed them. Here are their stories.
June 15, 2015 – HOPE worldwide Nepal is continuing to help ease the suffering of communities impacted by the devastating earthquake that rocked their nation almost two months ago. We are happy to report that HOPE worldwide has leveraged the initial donations to obtain and distribute critical relief supplies valued at US $300,000. As a result, 8,600 blankets, 3,300 tarp shelters and approximately 44,000 pounds of food supplieshave been distributed to those in need.
June 8, 2015 – When the U.S. Department of Education became aware of the needs of the hurting youth in Ferguson, Missouri, they contacted Antonio Boyd, HOPE worldwide’s Vice President of Community Services. In response, HOPE worldwide, along with several of our partners, facilitated a two-day training session of cross-sectional community leaders. Last week our partners met together to make a difference in the Ferguson community and beyond.
Spend your Christmas serving communities in need! Registration is now open for the Fiji and Philippines HOPE Youth Corps taking place this December. Both programs are open to teens, campus students, singles and families.