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A Lotta Love at Center of Hope

Heather, a designer by trade, wasn’t sure what she wanted to do next. Having recently lost her father, her friend Renee, also a designer, gifted her a paintbrush with a simple message: “paint the life you want.”

“I always am designing, transforming these two rooms is personal. I left home at an early age and can relate to what a room means to someone at a young age. I want these boys to come home, walk in and feel like it is theirs. That it was done for them.”

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Faith & Perseverance Leads to Seraphina's New Start

As Charlotte wrestles with issues like lack of affordable housing and economic mobility, homelessness remains at a high level. As a result, the Center of Hope regularly operates at capacity and in many cases, calls on the local faith community to partner to address the lack of space. Every year, Providence Presbyterian Church in South Charlotte answers the call and opens its doors to 12 homeless women for two weeks, providing shelter, meals, shower facilities, activities, and above all, friendship.

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National Preparedness Month

As Hurricane Florence strengthens and spins toward the East Coast, it’s a fitting time to revisit your family’s preparedness plans. In fact, September is National Preparedness Month, a time set aside to remind us of our need to prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year.

If you have interest in becoming a disaster volunteer, and you are also able to commit to deployments of up to two weeks at a time, sign up to join our disaster team by contacting Sarah Gamble at

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