HOPE’S IN Team Steps Up Locally & Globally During COVID-19 Pandemic
- Posted by Courtney Quigley
- On June 30, 2020
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“Just a week after their 8th annual fashion show fundraiser, Hope’s in Style, and days before a team was scheduled to build a home in Guatemala City, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The events following would completely change how Spring and Summer would look at HOPE’S IN, a local nonprofit whose mission is to empower families living in Guatemala City and help develop the next generation of humanitarian leaders.
Canceled events and in-person meetings with students, not bringing their usual seventy-five person team to Guatemala for the first summer in seven years, and the knowledge of how the pandemic could devastate the communities they work alongside in Guatemala City quickly beckoned the team at HOPE’S IN to innovate. As the Board of Directors rose to the occasion to meet more frequently and communicate very closely with their partner organizations in Guatemala City, the team developed a plan to empower families both locally and globally with hope as they faced the pandemic.
HOPE’S IN is Feeding 544 PEOPLE, Almost 5% of the Population of the Communities they Work Alongside.
Though HOPE’S IN couldn’t be there physically in Guatemala this summer, their impact didn’t stop. As an organization, HOPE’S IN decided to provide very focused relief efforts in the communities they have worked alongside for the past eight years…”