The Operation HOPE Banking Center Network (HOPE Centers) have created more than 800 low-wealth homeowners and restructured and/or amended more than 900 sub-prime mortgages for those impacted in this global economic crisis though our Mortgage HOPE Crisis Hotline (888-388-HOPE). The HOPE Centers have also created hundreds of new small business owners and entrepreneurs, including my favorite personal clothier Ryan Taylor of DROBE Clothing (www.drobe.com). Ryan came to HOPE with a dream, and with HOPE's financial literacy empowerment programs and a little capital, post training, today Ryan is generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual revenue, and now is raising his children, paying his taxes, employing several people, and has even started a non profit to show others to live their dreams like he has. That's "paying it forward" in real life.
If you know of someone who needs the services of our HOPE Centers and Operation HOPE, please have them go online at www.operationhope.org, or call us at 1-888-388-HOPE.
Lance Triggs, executive vice president and chief of our HOPE Center Network, is to be commended for his work and leadership.
One person can make a difference. You can be that one person.
Onward with HOPE
John Hope Bryant
Founder, chairman and CEO, Operation HOPE
Vice chairman, U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, and Chairman, Council Committee on the Under-Served