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July 31, 2022


Dear HFI Reservist,

We are making an appeal to you as a Hope Force Reservist, asking that you consider participating in the relief efforts in eastern Kentucky. 

As you are no doubt aware, there has been staggering property damage in the flooded areas of eastern Kentucky. Even more tragic is the loss of life, now above two dozen people with many more still missing. As you can imagine, these tight-knit communities that live in this part of the country have been dealt a severe blow. The trauma they’ve experienced will take a long time for the healing process to take place.

It is into this environment that Hope Force International will be deploying our Reservists. You have been prepared through your training to be an effective caregiver in situations just like this. We anticipate our teams to be comprised of Hope Force leaders, seasoned Reservists and some of you who are volunteering for the first time. Please know that you will not be alone; we will be with you and more importantly, God will be with you.

You are needed and have an opportunity to put your love of God into compassionate action on behalf of people who are in great need of help and hope in this dark hour.

What You Need to Know:

  • Housing: Plan to sleep on the floor – bring mats/cots & sleeping gear
  • Meals: Provided by Hope Force

What you need to do now:

  • Conduct a self-assessment: "Is this a good time for me to consider deploying?"
  • Pray about participating
  • If you may be available, SIGN UP HERE  and fill out the form completely
  • Prepare your deployment gear & supplies
  • Communicate with family, friends and employer about possible deployment.  (They may even want to support you in this adventure. If they want a tax deductible receipt, they can give online on the website and click on the dropdown link "I want my donation designated towards":   Kentucky Flood Response  and write your name in the comment section.
  • Complete any unfinished paperwork immediately, including a background check, if you have not already done so with Hope Force. (Details to follow, after you notify us of your interest to go.)

If you cannot go at this time, please consider giving to the response – and please pray for these efforts!