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October 14 2015

HOPE Coalition America Will Join FEMA and the American Red Cross to Assist South Carolina Residents in Flood Recovery Efforts

Flood victims can call 888-388-4673 toll-free for recovery assistance

LOS ANGELES – October 14, 2015 – HOPE Coalition America (HCA), the emergency preparedness and financial recovery division of Operation HOPE, is responding to the historic floods in South Carolina with emergency financial first aid for effected residents.

“HOPE Coaltion America is reponding to the flood disaster in South Carolina by making our toll-free National Call Center number available and maintaining a report of individuals it serves from the flooding area,” says Oliver Bell HOPE’s director of HOPE Coalition America.  “We’ll be deploying staff to join our FEMA and American Red Cross partners in South Carolina when the time is appropriate.”

Through a collaboration of senior executives and professionals from the banking and financial services, insurance, and other industries, HCA provides financial guidance and assistance to individuals and small businesses affected by emergencies and disasters.  Those affected by the South Carolina floods will be offered free financial guidance services, including:

  • Assistance with FEMA Applications & Appeals
  • Filing Insurance Claims & Appeals
  • Applying for SBA Loans
  • Small Business Assistance
  • Managing Mortgage payments on a Damaged or Destroyed Home & Foreclosure Prevention

The massive flooding devastated much of South Carolina, leaving at least 19 people dead, hundreds of bridges and roadways significantly damaged and causing more than $1 billion in damages.

Individuals and small business owners are encouraged to take advantage of HCAs FREE one-on-one recovery information and guidance by calling 888-388-HOPE (4673) or contacting a representative in one of the new HCA locations.

Parent company, Operation HOPE is rated a 4-star charity by highly regarded nonprofit evaluator, Charity Navigator. The organization is focused on financial dignity and empowerment. Since 1992 it has empowered more than 2.5 million individuals and directed more than $1.8 billion in private capital to America’s low-wealth communities. Currently, HOPE is focused on Project 5117, a multi-year initiative that will track and increase business role models for youth, boost credit scores for adults and empower underserved communities.