Last Tuesday, October 4th, 2005, Operation HOPE, USA Freedom Corps at the White House, the FDIC, Office of Thrift Supervision, the Comptroller of the Currency, National Credit Union Administration, First American Corporation, E Trade Financial, Microsoft Corporation, Bank of America, Citigroup, Bank of the West, Trans Union and a host of additional governmental, private sector and national community organizations led by Dr. Dorothy Height, chairwoman-emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women, stood with FEMA's David Garrett, acting director of recovery, to announce a major component of second stage economic recovery assistance for Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita disaster victims - Project Restore HOPE.
Project Restore HOPE is the rollout effort to assist victims of these twin disasters, as organized and sponsored by Operation HOPE and its emergency economic disaster preparedness, response and recovery effort, HOPE Coalition America.
Individuals, families, organizations and small businesses impacted by Hurricane Katrina and Rita that need our assistance (compassion counseling, emergency credit and budget counseling, economic triage assistance, grants for housing and under insurance from the HOPE Fund, etc) should call 1-888-388-HOPE.
Individuals interested in becoming HOPE Corps volunteers and assisting victims, either in a FEMA disaster recovery center, in our Call Center sponsored by First American Corporation, or as a Virtual Volunteer, please log onto www.operationhope.org to make a commitment! Together, we can make a difference.
Onward, with HOPE