In Baltimore, the last week of April 2015 was filled with unrest and protests following the death of 25-year-old Freddie Grey. Through the support and prayers of volunteers and friends, the HOPE worldwide Baltimore Chapter continued to thrive and meet many of the needs that were revealed during this time.
Two weeks during the 2015 Christmas holiday season, 80 volunteers along with the local HOPE worldwide staff painted boats, built houses, played with children, sweated, laughed, cried and fought off relentless ants and mosquitoes.
Residents of the Dallas metro area are spending the first days of 2016 attempting to rebuild their lives after devastating tornadoes tore through the area just days after Christmas, killing 11 and damaging or destroying thousands of homes.
Severe storms hit the U.S. South, Southwest and Midwest over the Christmas holiday weekend, unleashing floods and tornadoes that killed at least 43 people, flattened buildings and snarled transportation for millions during a busy travel time.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated in the central Philippines, where a fierce storm is lashing coastal areas with heavy wind and rain. According to The Guardian news outlet, three people have been killed and millions are left without power.
|Isabel and her mother proudly wear the Hope Scouts logo.|
As we enter the holiday season, please know that we count your support and partnership among our greatest blessings. Thank you for all the ways you give of your time, talents and finances - we could not do this work without you.
We would like to share the following video as a small token of our thanks: