Nonprofit`s Emergency Preparedness Division Rolls Out Plan to Offer
Free Financial Services to Victims
ATLANTA – (October 12, 2009) – Continuing commitments made in partnership with FEMA, The American Red Cross, and as a national member of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), Operation HOPE (HOPE), through its disaster preparedness and recovery division HOPE Coalition America (HCA), is currently assisting individuals affected by the flooding in Georgia communities by providing the following free seminars: Disaster Recovery Budgeting, Paying a Mortgage on a Destroyed Home, Home Inspections, and Repair Contracts, Assistance with Working with Your Creditors, Referrals to Government and Private Agencies, Assistance with Obtaining Copies of Destroyed Financial Documents, and Insurance Claims Assistance, Recovery Seminars and Case Management.
“This guidance and assistance can be obtained by calling the HOPE National Assistance Hotline at 888-388-HOPE (4673). Individuals will be assisted by our employees and volunteers from our partners in the financial services industry," said Lance Triggs, Executive Vice President of Operation HOPE. "Anyone who needs help reconstructing their financial records as a result of the recent flood is encouraged to call for assistance.”
Created after 9/11, the disaster preparedness and recovery division of HOPE has assisted over 150,000 individuals and small businesses recover from various federally declared disasters, including Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, and Gustav as well as the 2008 California wild fires.
About Operation HOPE, Inc.
Operation HOPE is America's leading nonprofit social investment banking and financial literacy empowerment organization. With more than 400 private sector partners, 1500 nonprofit organizations and schools, and 100 government partners in 68 major U.S. cities as well as South Africa, HOPE has raised more than $500 million in its pursuit of educating, assisting and inspiring the next generation of global stakeholders. Through international initiatives and its three principal programs, Banking on Our Future (teaching school children about money), HOPE Coalition America (Mortgage HOPE Crisis Hotline, 1-888-388-HOPE, financial emergency preparedness and disaster relief), and Walk-In HOPE Centers (loans, bill pay, computer literacy, understanding banking principles), Operation HOPE has delivered services to more than one million low-wealth individuals and assumed the responsibility of piloting the Silver Rights Movement towards making free enterprise and capitalism relevant to all underserved communities. To learn more about HOPE, visit www.operationhope.org or read our blog at www.operationhope.org/blog.