Hurricane Harvey was one of the most devastating weather events in the continental United States. It destroyed the homes of hundreds of thousands and tragically disrupted the lives of millions of Gulf Coast residents by dropping an estimated 27 trillion gallons of water and over 50 inches of rain during a span of six days across southeast Texas and Louisiana.
Many people share that their experience on a HOPE Youth Corps is a "once-in-a-lifetime experience" that changes them forever. We are seeking to expand this opportunity for many more youth by offering scholarships for those without the financial means to participate. Our HOPE Youth Corps Scholarship Committee awards funds to help offset some of the cost of registration fees for students who have the heart to serve but face challenging financial circumstances and are unable to cover the full cost.
Poverty, disease and disaster impact millions every day. The International Day of Giving is an annual giving campaign supported by the International Churches of Christ and friends of HOPE worldwide.
Funding from the International Day of Giving provides the foundation of resources to operate HOPE worldwide, strengthening vital programs in over 60 countries through a global network of love and compassion.
Many pallets of direct relief have been successfully delivered to Puerto Rico over the last month! Churches in Florida and Puerto Rico as well as volunteers on the ground have contributed tirelessly in efforts to bring hope to the residents of Puerto Rico. We created a video to share some updates on our progress.
Many churches in the US stepped forward to rally support and funding for our disaster response efforts. With their help, we have been able to bring hope to many families in Houston and the surrounding communities, including many members of The Greater Houston Church!
Challenge accepted! Share and spread the word! Recently, a member of our community challenged our supporters and friends to raise a total of $50,000 by December 31, 2017 for HYC Scholarships. Our generous donor will match what we raise dollar-for-dollar!
Allison Reynolds is a wife and mother from the UK. She and her family served on the HOPE worldwide Youth (and Family) Corps in the Philippines over Christmas 2016. Read about their trip from her perspective...
Disasters and emergencies are affecting human lives across the globe; causing casualties and disrupting the lives of millions. HOPE worldwide is a humanitarian nonprofit organization that continues to monitor situations around the globe. We are limited and will not be able to respond to every disasters and emergency. However, with the support of many, we are trying to meet some needs that we identify on the ground.
The ICOC HOPEww / Benevolence Service Team is making the following request of the ICOC family of churches in the United States. Our hope is that as many churches as possible can take up an offering for Hurricane Harvey Response this Sunday, September 3. HOPE worldwide is eager to supply necessary resources and manpower to help families rebuild their lives and their communities.
To all of our brothers and sisters,
As many are aware, there is a dangerous situation off and around the coast of Texas and Louisiana as Hurricane Harvey is gaining strength. What looked to be a tropical depression has strengthened into a full-fledged hurricane with the potential to become a category 3 storm by Friday night when it is expected to make landfall. HOPE worldwide has been closely monitoring the situation and has been in contact with church leaders across the region. Richard Alawaye, evangelist in Corpus Christi, reports that to his knowledge all 30 disciples of the Corpus Christie Church have evacuated and are safely in the homes of brothers and sisters in San Antonio, Houston, Austin and Dallas.