Seasons Greetings Dear Mission of Hope Friends.
They are the culmination efforts and zenith moments of what we do at our Christmas deliveries. It’s those touches and hugs, laughter and high fives, and smiles of joy for both the children and our teams. When we get to the schools the students and school staff know it’s a day like no other. It’s when The HOPE comes to rural Appalachian Communities that are sometimes, all but forgotten. They are what our volunteers work countless hours for so that memories can be made and cherished.
I want to extend a huge thank you to our dear friends at WBIR-TV and to Russell Biven and Brian Holt who did a wonderful job capturing the heartbeat and true essence of what we are all about at Christmas. Please see the link below and feel free to share with others this truly special delivery story. Please take a moment to stop and catch your breath and view this story from the eyes of a child. Imagine what it must feel like to them to have people come from far away just to let them know their special and loved.
Thank you for your friendship and support and for all you do to help us extend The HOPE.
Emmette Thompson, Executive Director – Mission of Hope