Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Hope Strengthens Foundation helps provide support to individuals and families whose lives have been burdened due to circumstances extending from illness or tragedy.
Hope Strengthens Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity founded by long-time friends James Fahey and Jacob Ferreira in 2010. Its roots were established when a mutual friend, Joe, valiantly battled against and beat cancer. Joe’s drive towards remission was centered in two simple words; Hope Strengthens. That motto not only drove Joe, it inspired his family and friends to come together as a community. In an effort to support him, many members of his community organized a fundraiser to ensure that Joe could focus all his energy on his recovery and rest easy knowing his expenses would be covered while out of work. It was this effort that energized Jim and Jake to create a foundation that could support others just like Joe.
Today, Hope Strengthens Foundation exists because of Joe’s strength and the unyielding support that can be found in communities all across our country.