Our hearts are full of Gratitude for the amazing support the Mission of Hope has received over the past year. We count it a privilege to be able to serve those in need in Rural Appalachia and realize this is not possible without you. It would be easy to focus on what we didn’t do in 2020….so many events and services had to be set aside because of the virus. However, we would like to focus on what this Ministry – through the volunteers, school administrators, mountain ministry partners, supporters, and Grace of God – was able to accomplish in this tumultuous year.
- Helped 16 Ministries purchase food through Second Harvest of East Tennessee and God’s Pantry Food Bank in Kentucky.
- Awarded 19 new Scholarships for students graduating high school; celebrated the 66th MOH Scholarship Graduate; supported 52 Scholars in the fall semester.
- Delivered 83 loads of new and used household items, clothing, and food to Ministries serving at-risk communities in East Tennessee and East Kentucky.
- Delivered school supplies, backpacks and hygiene to 30 Elementary Schools serving 11,000 students.
- Served 15,000 Students and Their Families in 30 Elementary Schools through the Christmas Program by providing:
- 1700 Food Boxes
- 9500 Hygiene Bags including Soap, Shampoo/Conditioner, Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- 1100 New Coats
- 1200 Pairs of New Jeans
- 2000 New Shirts
- 9500 New Toys
- 9500 Copies of “The Greatest Story Ever Told”
- Delivered 9 Christmas Loads filled with toys, clothing and food for Ministries to Share the Joy and Hope of Christmas to those they serve.
WOW! What a year!
As we go into 2021, we look forward to Serving and Extending The HOPE in Rural Appalachia.
Thank You For Blessing This Ministry With Your Prayers And Support!
Emmette Thompson, Executive Director