Operation HOPE, Inc
Operation HOPE recognized that after every natural disaster comes a financial disaster, especially for families who are living without significant savings. In partnership with the Red Cross and FEMA, Operation HOPE’s certified financial disaster specialists provide in-person and virtual support on accessing federal grants, applying for small business recovery loans, filing insurance claims, negotiating with creditors and preventing home foreclosure, as well as other financial counseling services.
The Bain Capital Relief Fund made a grant to Operation HOPE in the wake of Hurricane Michael in the Florida panhandle. Operation HOPE deployed financial disaster specialists to provide advice and support to people in vulnerable communities who had been affected by the storm – who may have lost their homes and cars, or lost jobs or their small businesses, and who may have need to relocate. Their work helped these individuals and small businesses access resources needed to rebuild and to secure their futures.