Dear Supporter of Eight Days of Hope,
THANK YOU for your prayers and financial support of Eight Days of Hope!
What an amazing year it has been! Eight Days of Hope was meant to be a one-time visit with only a handful of people to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. God has allowed this ministry to blossom into so much more! On sixteen different occasions, thousands of volunteers have ministered to people's needs and helped them put their lives back in order after Hurricane Katrina, Rita, Irene, Isaac, Matthew, Harvey, Florence and Michael. We also have helped the communities of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Nashville, Tennessee to help rebuild after flooding and have worked in Alabama and Mississippi to help those affected after devastation tornadoes.
In 2015, we launched a rapid response arm of the ministry and have seen God open the door for us to visit twenty-two different communities within days of a disaster. In 2018, our Rapid Response team served in New Bern, NC for over six weeks after Hurricane Florence and in Panama City, Florida for seven weeks, following Hurricane Michael. Thousands volunteered and helped tarp roofs, gut homes, cut trees and bring hope to those whose worlds have been turned upside down. Eight Days of Hope has one goal and that is to love and serve the brokenhearted in the name of Jesus!
In 2018, Eight Days of Hope led over 8,000 volunteers throughout the year and served over 960 families in SE Houston to rebuild their homes after Hurricane Harvey. We accomplished about $14.5 million dollars of work. These volunteers were truly the hands and feet of Jesus! It was by far the largest volunteer effort ever in the United States.
Some of the highlights from our Eight Days of Hope and Rapid Response trips include:
Would you consider a donation to Eight Days of Hope to help us complete this facility? Any size gift is appreciated! We do have some special opportunities for those who would like to make a unique gift. If you give a gift listed below, you will be recognized in a special way on our Wall of Hope at our facility.