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April 24 2013

HOPE Coalition America to Assist Individuals Affected by the Boston Marathon Bombing

Los Angeles -- April 25, 2013 – Financial dignity nonprofit Operation HOPE today announced that the services of emergency disaster preparedness and recovery division, HOPE Coalition America, (HCA) are available to people who were affected as a result of the bombing explosions during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

That afternoon, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the world famous race, killing three spectators and causing injury to more than 275 people.  As area businesses, employees, runners and individuals who were enjoying the festive event attempt to resume their lives; HCA is offering  financial recovery information and guidance to help facilitate the process.

Free services are available through the HCA toll-free assistance hotline 888 388 HOPE (4673) for anyone who needs assistance in the following areas:

• Disaster Recovery Budgeting

• Assistance with Working with Your Creditors

• Insurance Claims Assistance

• Referrals to Agencies Providing Assistance

• Assistance Obtaining Lost or Destroyed Documents

• One-on-One Recovery Guidance

Working through a collaboration of banking services, insurance, and other financial-related and community services agencies, HCA provides financial and economic guidance and assistance to individuals and small businesses affected by emergencies and disasters.

The United States has a strong network of first responders to address immediate health, safety, and infrastructure needs after disasters, through agencies such as the Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). HCA strengthens that network by assisting individuals with the short, medium and long-term economic and financial challenges small business and individuals face following disasters and emergencies.

Since its creation in 2001, HCA has assisted more than 300,000 individuals and families recover from disasters.  Formed in response to the terrorists attack on the World Trade Center, HCA is a result of a national partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, focusing on pre and post disaster strategies for America’s economic stability.