Hope from the ashes – Troilyn McKenzie’s story

When everything you own literally goes up in flames, what do you do first? That’s a question most people never have to answer, but in the early morning hours of May 18, 2015, Troilyn McKenzie, her husband and their three children found themselves making that decision. “A piece of my husband’s computer equipment sparked from […]

Denise Tansey – Solid foundation

Adopting an “it could have been worse” mindset helped Denise Tansey get through the immediate aftermath of a home fire. In the weeks and months of repair and reconstruction that followed, however, the support of friends, family and the Hope Fund helped her a great deal as well. The fire was most likely caused by […]

Marty Alpert – Hope Fund support provides way for employee to move forward with life

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Marty Alpert is very aware of the Hope Fund. In fact, she’s been one of its biggest cheerleaders over the years. Even so, when she went from booster to applicant, she wasn’t prepared for how quickly she was helped — and what that help meant in her life. “I used to work for West Hills […]

Sussana Howard – We Lost Everything

“This is My Story” We lost everything in a fire.  The only things salvageable were a bed, the pajamas we were wearing and Gabriel’s crib. With money from the Hope Fund, we were able to make a deposit on a new apartment. Maybe you can’t give a lot. Just give what you can – because […]