An intense and historic flood disaster, unrelated to Hurricane Joaquin, but influenced by it, continues to unfold with South Carolina taking the brunt of the tropical deluge. Some communities near Charleston have recorded more than two feet of rain in three days.
A new era begins today as Robert Carrillo becomes only the third chief executive officer in the 24-year history of HOPE worldwide, which serves more than 1.5 million poor and needy people each year in more than 70 countries around the world.
Choose from 28 different programs throughout the year, all over the globe. Registration will officially open on November 1, with a full description of the various trips. Start planning, saving, and why not ask for a volunteer trip as your Christmas present this year?
Alaska HYC Update: Making A Lasting Impact
Check out this sustainable impact of HOPE Youth Corps! We really try to have a lasting meaningful impact with the service activities we carry out on our volunteer trips. The Alaska HYC participants engaged in sustainable agriculture during the summer programs.
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.