I was pleased to spend some quality time recently with U.S. Senator Joseph Manchin, III of West Virginia, in his Washington, D.C. offices. The region represented by Senator Manchin is precisely the sort of place that woould benefit significantly from Operation HOPE's Project 5117, which was officially unveiled at our recent Global Summit for 2013.
Project 5117, inclusive of HOPE Inside, HOPE Inside Plus and HOPE Business In A Box Academies, focuses on individuals and families earning $50,000 or less annually, but are rich in aspiration, hope and untapped potential. This describes West Virginia, and West Virginians, and Operation HOPE looks forward to working closely with U.S. Senator Manchin in the future.