Why I Serve

Robb Farris 150

To serve and give back to my community. To help those who are less fortunate and in need of a helping hand.
— Robb


Linda Evans 150

I serve on the Hope House Board so that I can help people who are unable help themselves, to help people get their lives back on the right track.
— Linda



Kevin Harvey 150

I serve on the Board not only because the Hope House provides needed assistance to the most vulnerable in our community, but also because of the ways in which that assistance is provided: those who receive assistance do so within the context of appropriate accountability and they are provided a pathway and necessary tools for a better future.

The Hope House lives up to its name of providing real hope and not just temporary shelter. The stories of fellow community members who have successfully reintegrated into independent living in our community after a stay at the Hope House continue to provide confirmation that serving on the Hope House Board is a worthy investment in the lives of others.
— Kevin

Stacy West 150

The reason I serve on the Hope House board is to help others that need a second chance to get their lives in order. Hancock County has been good to me and I want to give back to the community.
— Stacy

Mike Low 150

I enjoy helping people and it is very rewarding to help those who are down on their luck and need a second chance…..it’s awesome to see people use the opportunities that are provided and achieve success again in their life!
— Mike

Brandon Smith 150

I serve because I feel it is important to give back to the community in which you live and work and the Hope House is a great organization that allows us to do that.

Nickie Redick 150

I serve because I am passionate about helping the community where I live. I want to continue to help the Hope House grow so more individuals are aware of the organization and to help as many people as possible in the community.

Donna Keller 150

After 40+ years in the mortgage business, I have developed a passion for helping the homeless. This appointment to the Hope House will allow me to serve others and expand my opportunity to help those in need.

Regina Bever 150

I have many blessing in my life and there are so many people in our community that have not been as fortunate. Therefore, I serve to give back to my community and to help those who are in need of assistance during difficult times.

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“I serve for three main reasons personally. First, we are all called by God to love one another, and I believe “love” is an action word! Second, I have been richly blessed in this life and I have a responsibility to give back. Last, it just plain makes me feel good to know that what I am doing helps people.

Professionally, I work in health care and our entire industry is changing its focus from what happens inside the walls of the hospital to ways we can interact with people outside our walls and help them live the healthiest, happiest life possible. Changing our objective from treating people after they become ill to trying to prevent that illness from occurring in the first place requires that we partner with organizations in the community that are already interacting with people where they are, assisting those organizations, and learning from them. The Hope House is an exceptional opportunity to put this objective into action.”

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“I could say something like “there but for grace go I”

But in reality it IS something near to my heart, because any one of us, at any time could find ourselves in a situation where we need a home, shelter, someone to care. Hope.

To be able to serve others is the reason God gives you what you have. To be a funnel. To be His hands and feet. To be part of a bigger picture than yourselves. To help make a difference in someone’s life for the better.”