September 19 2013
HOPE Coalition America To Offer Colorado Flood Survivors Financial Recovery Services
LOS ANGELES – September 19, 2013 – Following the worst flood for Colorado in the last 26 years, HOPE Coalition America (HCA), Operation HOPE’s emergency preparedness and financial recovery division, announced today that they will offer assistance and free financial recovery services to those affected through their 24-hour hotline 888-388-HOPE (4673).
HCA Director Jason Yancey is set to deploy to the affected areas this weekend to assess damages, meet with our national disaster recovery partners FEMA and the American Red Cross to best determine implementation for bringing awareness to HOPE services. Once on the ground, Yancey will also provide immediate face-to-face HCA services for the survivors.
State officials report that the record amounts of rainfall generated flash floods, and left at least six dead. The damages to Colorado roads, bridges and lines of communication are estimated in the range of $50 million and $150 million.
HOPE Coalition America free financial services include:
· Disaster Recovery Budget
· Managing Mortgage Payments on a Destroyed Home
· Home Inspections and Repair Contracts
· Assistance with Working with Your Creditors
· Referrals to Government and Private Agencies
· Assistance with Obtaining Copies of Destroyed Documents
· Insurance Claims Assistance
· Recovery Seminars and Financial Case Management
The coalition is a collaboration of senior executives and professionals from the banking and financial services, insurance, and other industries. Additional participants include social service, and community services agencies, which provide financial and economic recovery information and guidance to individuals and small businesses affected by 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). HOPE Coalition America strengthens that network by assisting individuals with the short, medium and long-term economic and financial challenges they face following disasters.
Since its creation in 2001, HCA has assisted more than 400,000 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.