Operation HOPE, Inc.
FY 2012 National Day of Service and Remembrance Grants
TITLE: Operation HOPE, Inc. HCA Financial Emergency Preparedness Seminars and Volunteer Recruitment Program
SUMMARY: Operation HOPE will deliver a series of seminars in six U.S. regions honoring first responders and veterans involved in the events of September 11, 2001 and offering financial emergency preparedness guidance to first responders, veterans and residents of low- to moderate-income communities as well as volunteer training opportunities geared to each group. The objectives for the program are to reach 300 individuals with financial emergency preparedness through 10 seminars, specifically reaching 100 first responders, 100 veterans and 100 members of low- to moderate-income communities, with a focus on community leaders. HCA will utilize the seminars to expand volunteer opportunities by recruiting and using webinars to train 75 seminar participants to become HOPE Corps volunteers, allowing these volunteers to provide additional seminars to community groups, potentially bringing financial disaster preparedness to another 2,250 individuals. The September 11 events will take place in Atlanta, Los Angeles County, New Orleans, New York City, the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area and Washington D.C.