Hoping to expand capital markets where there is no hope, Operation HOPE, a financial literacy and empowerment nonprofit, says it will provide free Emergency Financial First-Aid Kits (EFFAKs) and Preparation & Recovery Seminars to help Americans prepare for the challenges they might face after a disaster or personal emergency.
The organisation operates with more than 400 private sector partners, 1,500 nonprofit and school partners, and 100 government partners, in 30 U.S. major markets and South Africa. Through its global initiatives and three principal programs, Banking on Our Future, HOPE Coalition America, and HOPE Centers, Operation HOPE has raised more than $400 million for its "silver rights" mission to make free enterprise and capitalism relevant and accessible to underrepresented and disenfranchised communities.
Somehow, that sounds wrong.
Is there no other way out of poverty than 'capitalism'?
What about a nice and sweet 'social market economy without excessive speculation'? "Operation HOPE is recognizing National Preparedness Month, September 2007, by encouraging individuals and families to complete an Emergency Financial First-Aid Kit.
By filling out an EFFAK before an emergency or disaster occurs, you can ensure that you have available all the general and financial information you will need to start the recovery process. You might not realize it now, but to rebuild your life after a catastrophe such as Katrina or any other natural disaster, you'll need to have immediate access to information that is normally destroyed or not accessible, like insurance policies, copies of personal identification, account numbers, prescriptions, birth certificates and pictures of ruined furniture. The EFFAK was designed to help citizens prepare for such an event," says John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO.
Really well timed campaign, in times of Hurricane. Who wouldn't fall for that, eh?
Formed as Operation HOPE's financial emergency preparedness and recovery division, HCA's partners include, not surprisingly, FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. The division offers free financial information and guidance on emergency budgeting and payment strategies known as "economic triage" in times of emergency or disaster. I wonder if they also sell insurance. a nice package for the whole family 'we'll fetch you with priority if you call the toll free number' Dont ask me why, but it sounds like someone has spotted the business opportunity
Dont fall for it
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