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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.

HCA Recognizes National Preparedness Month In September

With September being National Preparedness Month, HCA will partner with organizations in cities across America to provide Disaster Financial Preparedness & Recovery workshops and seminars to help educate small businesses and families prepare for emergencies. Some of the scheduled activities include:

Finding HOPE in Disaster

June is Hurricane Preparedness Month and the HOPE Financial Dignity Center Atlanta has celebrated the recent installment of the HOPE Forum Series. June’s chapter focuses on the economic consequences of natural disasters and being financially prepared in the event that they may occur. We featured FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate as he explained his duties in the country’s time of need. This series brought community leaders at the government, corporate, and emergency response levels, together with lectures and round table discussions. Recently, tornadoes wreaked havoc in Oklahoma, killing dozens and leaving a massive path of destruction.

HCA Continues to Spur Recovery for Sandy Survivors

HOPE Coalition America (HCA) will join the Bergen County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and Hurricane Sandy Long Term Recovery Committee (LTRC) to help community members affected by super-storm Sandy during the month of July.

CNN Features Financial Struggles of Sandy Survivors

The storm waters have long since cleared, but Hurricane Sandy survivors are still struggling to pick up the pieces.  Project Restore HOPE: Hurricane Sandy will provide survivors with the financial information and guidance that they need to reorder their financial lives after Sandy.  The first “Day of Financial Recovery with Dignity” event will be open to the public to provide financial assistance in...

Join Operation HOPE and the Presidential Inaugural Committee for National Day of Service Weekend Celebrations on the National Mall

On Saturday, January 19, 2013 Operation HOPE along with the Presidential Inaugural Committee and the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service will be observing the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. HOPE Volunteers from across the country will descend on the nation’s capital to share information on how to help strengthen communities and create and sustain opportunities for all Americans.

Words of Thanks to HOPE National Call Center Program Coordinator, Erik Pelayo

Erik Pelayo, HOPE National Call Center and Program Coordinator for mortgage crisis, received kind words from client, Olivia Gonzalez for assisting her during the loan modification process. Erik worked with Ms. Gonzalez and submitted a loan modification in September 2012. He was able to work with her bank and lower her rate and monthly payments.  Ms. Gonzalez has the following words of thanks for...

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