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May 31 2011

Operation HOPE Expands Disaster Recovery Assistance

Toll-free hotline 888-388-HOPE (4673) provides support and assistance to those in need

Atlanta, GA – May 31, 2011 –Responding to meet the needs of Americans affected by the recent floods, storms and tornadoes across the country, economic triage nonprofit Operation HOPE (HOPE) has announced that they will expand their services  to include all recently affected areas. Financial recovery services are available in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Tennessee.  

Through HOPE Coalition America, (HCA), the emergency response arm of HOPE, the HOPE Disaster Assistance Hotline - 888-388-HOPE (4673) - is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide information and guidance to individuals and families to help them recover.

HCA is co-coordinating their efforts through that local and national governments as well as with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the American Red Cross, and the National Voluntary Organizations Active In Disasters (NVOAD).

“Our services are here to help families regain economic stability after disaster hits,” said Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant who is a member of the Obama Administration’s U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability. “Providing financial triage support through this crisis will help survivors take a step towards recovery.”  

HOPE through HCA has provided disaster recovery assistance to individuals affected by all domestic disasters for ten years. HCA’s free services can help families put their lives back together and return to “normal” in the shortest possible time.

• Assistance in working with one’s creditors with obtaining lost or destroyed documents
• Emergency budget guidance and credit management
• Referrals to government and private agencies for assistance
• Insurance claims assistance
• How to apply for home loan modifications and avoid foreclosure

About Operation HOPE
Founded in 1992, social empowerment nonprofit Operation HOPE's mission is to expand economic opportunity in under-resourced communities through financial literacy education. Raising more than $500 million and directing and restructuring nearly $500 million more in mortgages and economic support from the private sector, for a total of approximately $1 billion dollars in economic activity, HOPE seeks dignity and empowerment for all. Follow Operation HOPE at www.operationhope.org, www.twitter.com/operationhope, and www.facebook.com/operationhope.