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…

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 “When life happens, you don’t have time to think; you just have to do.” When her father was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer that had already metastasized to the liver and brain  during the summer of 2014, that’s where Fabiana McCranie found herself. An only child, she was thrust into  the role of caregiver…

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“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…

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Social worker Michelle Price will never forget where she was on May 19, 2013. She and her family had retreated to their storm cellar as a tornado was in sight of their neighborhood. She remembers the feeling. “You can actually feel your ears popping, like in an airplane, only more intense.” The tornado lasted just…

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