Watch the full video of the press conference here.


There’s a new resource for Alabamians who want to build personal wealth or protect assets from disasters.

Operation HOPE, along with Regions Financial Corporation and Protective Life Corporation joined forces to announce the first “HOPE Inside” location in the state of Alabama.

During a news conference at Regions Financial corporate headquarters Thursday, the first HOPE Inside office will be located in the Regions Bank Five Points South branch in Birmingham.

The HOPE Inside offices will offer free adult financial education, individual financial counseling advice and financial disaster recovery workshops.

The goal is to help residents build personal wealth and protect their assets from disasters.

“We are pleased that Regions Bank and Protective Life Corporation show such dedication to their community. Their commitment will help ensure that the residents of Birmingham will have an opportunity to receive Operation HOPE’s qualified financial empowerment service,” said Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant. “For more than 20 years, we have been advocating the importance of financial literacy as a tool to combat economic inequality. Through Operation HOPE Inside we are making a measurable impact in communities across the country, like Birmingham.”


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