In September, Operation H.O.P.E. will be partnering with Breedlove Foods to build tiny houses for Paul’s Project Grace Campus. We are so excited to be a part of helping Paul’s Project which provides temporary shelter for the local homeless.
Operation HOPE holds an annual F.A.M.I.N.E. banquet and silent auction to raise money to send food and supplies to poverty stricken countries. This year’s banquet raised money for the orphaned children living in extreme poverty in Haiti.
In a few short days, the nation of Iraq will participate in the First Annual Joint ICS/Operation Hope & AHPBA Medical Symposium - the first medical symposium of it’s kind ever to be held in the nation of Iraq. Despite the obvious risks and dangers involved in traveling to a nation torn apart from the inside-out by wars, insurgencies, and revolutions, 10 Doctors will share their medical know-how along with the love of Christ with a group of people in desperate need of both. In addition to General Surgeons such as Dr.
A few days ago, Barb Bouma, a friend of ours who has done alot to help the efforts of Operation HOPE sent an email to all of her friends letting them know just what they can do to help those in need in Haiti. Barb stays in touch with the Reeves family of New Vision Ministries and was able to get a very comprehensive list of the things they need to continue to operate as they have. Below is a copy of her email, and I pray that each person who reads this will be able to help out in some way.
Operation HOPE's 5th Annual F.A.M.I.N.E. Banquet was held on July 9th at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center with more than 550 guests in attendance. After months of preparation by such an incredible group of volunteers, we are happy to say that this was certainly our biggest and most successful event to date. Thanks to the generous donations from businesses and individuals from across the Lubbock area, we were able to auction off a incredible collection of art, services, and products all to help the work we are currently doing in Haiti and Iraq.
Operation HOPE is excited to announce that we will be returning to Haiti for a follow-up trip from our previous trips in January and March of this year.
We will be taking a team of 22 to Haiti June 20-26, 2011 consisting of medical, education and community volunteers.
These three short films debuted last night at the Sixth Annual Operation HOPE Banquet and, as promised, they will now be available to watch 24/7 right here on operationhopeusa.org. They have been somewhat of a labor-of-love for me and I hope that they will touch your heart as you watch them.
As mentioned in the article below, our founder, Dr. John Thomas was recently selected to receive the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor in New York City on May 12, 2012. David Morris, a dear friend of Operation HOPE has traveled to Iraq and Haiti with Operation HOPE and went along with Dr. Thomas to film the exciting weekend. Below is the official newsreel along with a set of beautiful photos all shot by David.
We are so proud of our founder for all of his wonderful achievements and we're honored to be a part of those endeavors.
We would like to thank all of you who attended this event for coming out and making it such a fantastic evening! It's not every day that Lubbock has the opportunity to hear such a fantastic artist and we were honored to be a part of making it happen.
We would also like to say a special thanks to Mark Umstot for photographing this event and helping us capture such an exiting evening. Click the image below to view the Mark's photos, and make sure to visit his website.