Thank you to team Keller Williams Park Meadows for selecting HOPE for its Red Day philanthropy efforts. This magnificent team of realtors collected over seven thousand cans of food for HOPE and we are sooooo grateful to have your wonderful people as a part of HOPE’s family forever!
Special thanks to Cody and Tara McCarthy and Mat and Lindsey Miller for their leadership in planning this year’s event. You all ROCK!!!

22 energetic and smiling preteens from St Andrews United Methodist Church volunteered 3 hours of their time this past Saturday to assist HOPE. They did a lot of cleaning, weeding and sorting food. They also got to cool off in HOPE’s big commercial walk-in refrigerator. Most importantly, they demonstrated the many wonderful values that they have learned through their youth ministry. Their enthusiasm, compassion and desire to help their fellow human was inspiring. We are so grateful to them for contributing to our mission.
That’s the spirit of HOPE.
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HOPE is very excited to be part of the The Miller Group at Keller Williams Park Meadows RED Day on May 5th! Please join the efforts and donate today!

On May 11, 2017 our Office will be participating in the ninth annual Keller Williams RED DAY (Renew, Energize, and Donate). Approximately 790 offices and almost 157,000 associates worldwide, will donate their day to projects related to renewing and energizing their local communities. This year our office will be donating our time to the Peter McKee Community Food Center and also plan to help out the Ronald McDonald Family Room at the Moncton Hospital.
The Food Center has recently changed locations and needs our help with some projects inside and out. The Ronald McDonald Family Room provides a few of the comforts of home for families with children receiving medical care at The Moncton Hospital and our job for the day will be to provide a dinner for these families!
RED DAY is a pivotal part of Keller Williams Realty’s culture and displays the extraordinary impact a company can have when individuals come together to work as a team for the greater good of everyone.
If you would like to come by and help us out or would like to make a donation to the Food Center or to the Ronald McDonald Family Room we would love to see you on May 11th!

Time may vary a bit.
We will try to all meet at the Food Center for around 10am. As we get more details on the projects that we will be tackling we will have a better idea how long we will be there. We will try to do a “team picture” at the food center around 1130 so it would be great if everyone could be there around this time. Snapd might be coming by for a picture at this time as well.
As for the Ronald McDonald Family Room, The meal for the families will need to be ready for 5:00. Probably head there for a group photo around 4… again as the day gets closer we will have more definate plans in place.

Click here for a quick video of our accomplishment on RED DAY last year on May 12.

Introducing Brian Hancock, this week’s Faces of HOPE feature!

Favorite Animal – My Dog, Fred…He’s a Chiweenie.

Favorite Food – Mexican, all of it!!!

Favorite movie/book/show – Gold Rush, Bering Sea Gold and Game of Thrones.

Background / History

“I was born in the Midwest and had four siblings. Dad was a locomotive engineer and mom was a stay at home mother. I was hired on by Burlington Northern Rail Road at age 19 and proceeded to do a variety of jobs until I became a locomotive engineer. In fact, my brother and I were 4th generation engineers. I spent 26 years working for BN and I truly enjoyed driving the trains. It was always a challenge as you had to be ahead of the train, otherwise the train would get ahead of you and big trouble could happen. I moved to Colorado in the early 80’s with the railroad and love the weather here. You just can’t beat it.”

Tell us about a unique experience/story that’s happened to you –

“Life on the railroad can be boring and often lends itself to many pranks to break up the monotony. My older brother and I worked together and he used to make me get off the train to check the brakes while he stood on the train above me. Well, on one occasion he took the opportunity to get me while I had my back turned to him. Unbeknownst to me, he had filled up a water bottle and as I turned to check the brakes, he pretended that he needed to go pee and proceeded to squirt the water all over me. As the water hit me, I recall saying “Oh no, he didn’t do that!!!”. Needless to say, he had to sleep with his eyes open for a while after that.”

If you could meet and have dinner with any person who would it be? Why?

“Carl Sagan. I was fascinated with his TV Show called Cosmos and I’m a big fan of ancient aliens.”

What would you change about the world?

“I’d do a reset and make everything cheaper…revalue the currency, the economics all together. Make a dollar worth a dollar again.”

Why is HOPE important to you?

“It gives me something to do. I feel really good about when I give here and I always take away more than I give”.

Cool weather calls for a tea party! HOPE’s Attic has the most amazing tea cups and pot for sale and when you buy you can feel extra warm inside knowing you helped support our mission to fight hunger!

Introducing Greg Terry, this week’s Faces of HOPE feature!

Favorite Animal – Dog

Favorite Food – Pizza/Italian & Mexican

Favorite movie/book/show – Breaking Bad

Background / History

“I’m originally from 5th and Yates in Denver and was the fastest white boy in the hood, which came in handy during Halloween. I grew up in a tight family with two brothers and a sister. I attended West High School, Home of the Cowboys, and played a little football and baseball. Upon graduating, I went to work with my dad and brother selling used cars at Dreiling Buick at 7900 West Colfax for 10 years until Bill Dreiling passed away. After selling used cars, I changed industries and went into the Bearing Business working for Moore Bearing on Colorado Blvd and then onto Command Bearing, the competition. I really enjoyed it as I got to go into a lot of different types of manufactures, from Martin Marietta to Coors. While I never had any kids, I do have boatloads of nephews and nieces.”

Tell us about a unique experience/story that’s happened to you.

“When I was about seven, I ran into John Wayne at the old Stapleton airport. I started running up to him and then realized, “man, he’s big!”. He just misled at me and went on his way. Also took a pee with John Elway once at a sports bar by the stadium. He’s also a pretty big guy!”

If you could meet and have dinner with any person who would it be? Why?

“Mickey Mantle no doubt. He was great, wasn’t arrogant like Ted Williams. I think today he could play with the top. If it weren’t for his ankle and of course, his drinking like a fish, he would have had even a greater career if you can imagine that.”

What would you change about the world?

“Too many people…. more birth control. We need to stop having so many kids.”

Why is HOPE important to you?

“Everyone needs to eat. Homeless people need help and those even with houses and income are falling short these days. Prices are going up and the need is real.”

There is no excuse for so many in our community to experience hunger when up to 40 percent of all food produced in the U.S. ends up in a landfill. Learn about the Waste Less Pledge today! HOPE is always so grateful when you drop off your food items instead of throwing them away.

Read full article here.

Is there a kiddo in your life that could use a new toy? Stop by HOPE’s Attic today and pick up a one of a kind original treasure! Shopping at HOPE’s Attic not only will make that child in your life happy but also helps support our mission of fighting hunger!

Introducing Alia, this week’s Faces of HOPE feature!

Favorite Animal – Horses

Favorite Food – Grinders (East Coast Toasted Subs with lots of meat!)

Favorite movie/book/show – The Simpsons

Background / History –
“I grew up in western Massachusetts and was an avid equestrian from an early age. When I got older, I worked as a wrangler on dude ranches in both Colorado and Wyoming. After finishing college, I decided to move to Colorado because of my love of the outdoors. Since arriving in Colorado, I have summited approximately 30 of the 14er’s here and have also back-packed all but 20 miles of the Colorado Trail. I plan on finishing the last 20 miles this year and then I have my sights on doing a 170-mile segment on the Continental Divide Trail. In my spare time, I also enjoy playing ice-hockey.”

Tell us about a unique experience/story that’s happened to you –
“I was hiking in Frisco by myself with my head phones on, which was real dumb, and I was getting a really strange feeling as I was heading up to a creek crossing. As I looked up, I saw a bear stalking me. This of course gave me a start, so I attempted to cross the stream, but the water level was too high as it was spring. I spotted upstream a log that and made way for it while keeping one eye on the bear. When I got to the log I quickly discovered that it was occupied by a porcupine that had no interest in moving out of my way. I thought to myself that they must be working together to make my day extra special. I finally found another log, but as I put my weight on it it to cross the stream, it gave way and I ended up in the ice-cold stream. Needless to say, I wasn’t eaten by the bear or porcupine, but I will never forget that day”.

If you could meet and have dinner with any person who would it be? Why?
“It would be Sir Edmund Hillary because of his love for hiking/climbing or Tom Brady. It’s a toss-up.”

What would you change about the world?
“I just want people to get along and stop being so divided. Just accept one another and reunite around good causes like HOPE!”

Why is HOPE important to you?
“I didn’t realize how many people go without sufficient food until I came to HOPE. HOPE does a great job reaching out to those who are struggling with food shortage and this is really vital to communities”.