I have volunteered and been a donor with HOPE for several years. I am amazed at what is accomplished with the limited amount of funds they receive. Pointe Coupee is a very poor Parish and HOPE tries to meet as many of those needs through grants, donations and help from local churches. I began working with HOPE as a volunteer following a change in leadership at HOPE. I wanted to be sure that we (myself and my church) were being good stewards of our money and felt I could only do this by being involved.. I have worked the food pantry, uniforms for kids, prom dresses of HOPE, a homeless shelter and anywhere asked as I believe the current leadership has a heart for those less fortunate and often spend their personal money to be sure no one is left on the street on a cold night. Sure, HOPE has situations from time to time ... all companies and organizations do. What I have observed is a commitment to make necessary changes and a desire to stay in compliance with the multitude of agencies they work with. This was my first hands on experience with a non-profit, I had always just sent a check. It is very different when you are involved and see what goes on.
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