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HOPE Coalition of America’s, Disaster Financial Preparedness Program Kicks Off in the Bay Area

This past Tuesday was the kick-off event for Operation HOPE’s—HOPE Coalition of America’s, Disaster Financial Preparedness (DFR) program for the Oakland/Bay Area region. While many agencies teach disaster preparedness in terms of storing food and water, the primary focus of the DFR program is to be financially prepared in case of a natural disaster.

The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit — New and Improved!

This week Operation HOPE founder and CEO John Hope Bryant joined FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate to record a Public Service Announcement (PSA). The announcement features the recently updated and re-released EFFAK (Emergency Financial First Aid Kit).  The EFFAK was co-created and co-produced by FEMA and HOPE Coalition America (HCA), a division of Operation HOPE and a national partner with FEMA. HOPE Coalition...

 HCA Webinar “Preparing for Disaster,” Coming on September 11

You are invited to attend a one (1) hour web conference hosted by IRS Stakeholder Liaison, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and HOPE Coalition of America on preparing for disaster.  This web conference will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The targeted audience includes Small Business Organizations and your members, Tax Practitioner Organizations and State and Local...

Operation HOPE Supports Military Consumer Protection Day, July 11

Operation HOPE joined the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Department of Defense, and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and two dozen other federal and state agencies and consumer advocate partners for Military Consumer Protection Day on July 11. The event kicks-off a year-long campaign to empower military service members and their families with resources to deal with managing money, protecting personal information...

President, HOPE Coalition America, Fred Smith to Retire at the End of June

  Operation HOPE would like to thank Mr. Fred Smith, president of HOPE Coalition America, HOPE Coalition America Advisory Board Member and a senior advisor to the chairman of Operation HOPE for his many years of service and being dedicated in helping many Americans through financial hardships after natural disasters. HOPE Coalition America helped with recovery for Hurricane Katrina and Sandy, tornadoes in...

HOPE Coalition America Teaches Disaster Preparedness at the Bronx Chamber of Commerce Business Exposition

The Bronx Chamber of Commerce held its largest Business Exposition at The Villa Barone Manor on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was the keynote speaker. This exposition showcased a great diversity of products and services by and for New York businesses. Over one hundred businesses hosted booths and many New York City agencies attended. Workshops were offered throughout the day with topics ranging from technology to healthcare to M/WBE certification to social media

HOPE Coalition America Co-HOST Power In Heels, A Woman Business Empowerment Conference

   By LaTonya Millhouse  In honor of Women’s Month, HOPE Coalition America joined Birmingham City Councilman Marcus Lundy, Jr. to co-host Power in Heels a business empowerment conference targeting professional females and women-owned businesses. The goal was to widen awareness of financial disaster preparedness, help boost the local economy through job creation, and to encourage women to reach their full...

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HOPE Coalition America and the United Way Kick-off Financial Literacy Month at Leeds Library on April 8th and 10th in Irondale, Alabama

The “Essentials For a Small Business Toolbox” event on February 20th, provided information for more than 15 small businesses On February 20th, 2014, the United Way of Central Alabama, Operation HOPE, Alabama Asset Building Coalition and the Birmingham City Public Library presented “Essentials For a Small Business Toolbox” a Lunch and Learn event to help local business owners grow their business...

Meet HOPE Market Leader: Fred Smith

Fred D. Smith is President of HOPE Coalition America (HCA), Operation HOPE’s Disaster Preparedness, Response and Financial Recovery Division. Around HOPE we refer to him as Mr. Smith, or the Colonel (Yes, Mr. Smith reached the rank of U.S. Air Force Colonel) and he’s not only  one of the smartest men I know, the is one of most disciplined. Since 1997, Mr. Smith has served Operation HOPE, our supporters, and...

HOPE Coalition America Participates In Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program

 By Pedro Barry, Small Business Program Manager, New York   New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently launched the Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program that will train 100,000 New Yorkers during 2014 in the proper preparation for emergencies or disasters. The program seeks to provide citizens with the tools and resources to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly and recover as quickly...

HOPE Information On Earned Income Tax Credit

HOPE Coalition America Event in Birmingham Connects with Local Small Business Owners

Earlier this quarter, HOPE Coalition America partnered with the Hoover Alabama Public Library to present a dual workshop on Financial Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Strategies and How to Market & Identify New Sale Opportunities to small business owners in the Birmingham Area. Program Manager for HOPE Coalition America, Alabama Central Region HCA Damian J. Carson captured some of the comments from the well-attended event.

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