Editors Note: HOPEww continues their history of excellent leadership with the selection of Robert Carrillo as the new CEO. Be sure to read this article and watch the video HOPEww made a few years ago of Robert sharing his moving personal story and passion to serve the poor.HOPE worldwide announced today the appointment of Robert Carrillo as Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2015. Robert, who currently serves as the Lead Evangelist of the San Diego Church of Christ, will succeed Randy Jordan, who has served as HOPE worldwide’s CEO since 2008. Robert was selected as CEO after a succession process of more than one year led by the HOPE worldwide Board of Directors.
May 27, 2015 — As severe storms moved through Southeast Texas again late Monday into early Tuesday morning, high water and flooding made many of Houston’s roads impassable, prompting officials to urge residents to stay home.
Update from Charles Ham, Coordinator, HOPE worldwide Global Disaster Response
May 12, 2015 – “Today’s additional earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale is bringing even more misery to the people of Nepal. HOPE worldwide remains committed to helping during this difficult time.“
Thank you for your generous donations to help support our disaster response efforts in Nepal. Your gifts are already making a difference as we are providing food, shelter, medicine and support to many already. Our work is only beginning and could not be possible without your help. Please read below to learn more about how your support is making a difference in Nepal.
Situation Report #2 – April 28, 2015
As the situation in Nepal becomes more bleak, the HOPE worldwide school remains a hopeful light in Kathmandu. Volunteers at the school have been providing meals and shelter for those who have been displaced.
Situation Report #1 – April, 26, 2015
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, a 7.9 earthquake brought calamity and destruction to a heavily populated area of Nepal impacting six million people. The quake was also felt in nearby China and India, however, Nepal sustained the most damage. The death toll is reported to have reached 2,500. This number may rise as communications are restored in the more remote villages.
|Lowell Mayor Rodney Elliott charges down the court.|
Forty-eight men and women played basketball for 24 consecutive hours, raising more than $50,000 in donations. “Hoops for Hope” was held at UMass Lowell and was attended by many local dignitaries. Lowell Mayor Rodney Elliott also participated as a player in the event.
April 11, 2015 - On Thursday, April 9, 2015, fourteen tornadoes left a path of destruction through the Midwest U.S. DeKalb County in Northern Illinois suffered the most damage. Citizens in Fairdale and Rochelle took shelter as they had done when tornadoes had threatened before, but this time was different.
Residents reported that the 200 mph tornadoes stayed on the ground destroying houses, vehicles, and anything else in their path. The latest report indicated that the tornadoes claimed two lives, while responders are continuing to rescue other trapped or injured individuals. The governor of Illinois has declared a state of emergency for DeKalb and Ogle Counties.