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Volume 5, Issue 2, 2005   Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Operation HOPE Seeks Economic Triage Volunteers for Hurricane Victims

Operation HOPE Inc.'s HOPE Coalition America provides financial and economic guidance and assistance to individuals affected by disasters. The coalition is a collaboration of:

  • professionals from the banking, financial services and insurance industries;
  • higher education professionals; and
  • social and community services agencies.

HOPE Coalition America has activated Project Restore HOPE to assist recent hurricane victims with the short-, medium- and long-term economic and financial challenges they will face in the weeks and months ahead.

A trained network of volunteers is ready to provide financial counseling, guidance and assistance by phone (1-888-388-HOPE) and in Disaster Recovery Centers to those who are directly affected by these devastating storms. Services include:

  • Emergency budget counseling.
  • Emergency credit management.
  • Assistance with deferring mortgage payments.
  • Assistance with working with creditors.
  • Referrals to government and private agencies.
  • Assistance with obtaining copies of destroyed financial documents.
  • Insurance claims assistance.

For more information about Project Restore HOPE, or to volunteer for the HOPE Corps and assist in this effort, go to www.operationhope.org Off-site page.

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e-Perspectives, Volume 5, Issue 2, 2005

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