>Last night I had the honor of attending the ribbon cutting and open house reception for Operation HOPE at their Atlanta regional office located inside the 191 Peachtree Tower building.
Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO, John Hope Bryant welcomed everyone and shared information about Operation HOPE, the services they provide, their goals for the city of Atlanta and other communities around the world. Financial literacy, hope, dignity, self-empowerment and self-sufficiency through a hand up not a hand out are the tools that Operation HOPE teaches and instills in children and adults.
Joining Mr. Bryant were Atlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall (and HOPE Board Member); Candace Byrd, the Chief of Staff for the City of Atlanta, Office of the Mayor; Lance Triggs, Operation HOPE’s Executive VP, Chief of HOPE Financial Literacy Empowerment Centers; Ambassador Andrew Young, who along with the numerous hats he wears, also serves as HOPE Global Spokesman; and Martin Luther King III, President and CEO of The King Center.
This evening also served as the official launch of the Mortgage HOPE Crisis Hotline and the HOPE Consumer Credit Crisis Hotline. The former provides free foreclosure prevention counseling and loan modification assistance. Initially launched in Los Angeles in 1997, it is now operating nationwide. The latter was launched this year, providing free services to individuals who have questions and need answers about resolving their credit issues.
If you or anyone you know is in need of either mortgage or consumer credit assistance, please don’t wait another minute…call the hotline at 888.388.HOPE (4673)
More Information on Operation HOPE:
Operation HOPE, Inc. (HOPE) founded in 1992, is the first non-profit social investment banking organization in the United States. They provide numerous services including financial literacy, credit counseling and management, computer training, and capital access. HOPE also provides something money can’t buy- dignity and inspiration to those in greatest need…our economically disadvantaged.
HOPE operates in 70 communities and 7 provinces in South Africa. They have served more than 1.2 million people, raised over $900 million to educate, assist, and inspire the future generations in financial literacy, economic empowerment, and “silver rights”.
Visit their site today and see how you can help “the next generation of global stakeholders in financial literacy…” http://www.operationhope.org
Copyright 2010. Natasha L. Foreman.