See below for a list of frequently asked questions about Hope Force. If you don't find what you're looking for feel free to send your questions to email@example.com and someone from our team will get in touch with you.
You will need to update your new contact information both at Network for Good (1-888-284-7978) and also with us at firstname.lastname@example.org . To protect your information, Network for Good does not share personal information with us.
Just over 90% of all funds go directly into the programmatic activities of the organization
Hope Force undergoes an outside financial audit and files a Form 990 with the IRS on an annual basis. These can be obtained upon request.
If you still have a question about HFI, please contact email@example.com and we will be happy to assist you.
A Reservist has successfully completed our 2-day training, and is eligible for rapid deployment within 24-48 hours after a disaster event. A volunteer is someone who has not yet taken the training but may be eligible for deployment weeks and/or months after the initial event, through our recovery/rebuild phases. For details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send any contact updates to email@example.com
If you wish to make changes for your online monthly donation, you can do that on our Donate Page and click on the "Login to Edit a Recurring Donation".
No. We are committed to protecting your information and do not share it with any other organization.
Go to our Donate Page and simply fill in your information. Please ensure the credit card type is selected. You may also select from the drop-down menu any special purpose you wish for the donation and add a note in the Special Notes box also.
If you wish to donate to a specific Hope Force staff person, please select “Hope Force Staff Member” from the drop-down menu, and include the staff person’s name in the Special Notes section.
HFI in-person Reservist training is held throughout the year in various locations across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Once training dates and venues are confirmed, we post the information on the in-person training page of our website. HFI has also developed an online version of our training that can be taken at your own pace. You can check it out here.
Our medical focus at the moment is in Haiti and Nepal. We do not currently have any medical projects scheduled in the U.S.
You don’t need any specialized skills to volunteer. Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and from all walks of life, with skills ranging from construction to administration. Age-wise, our volunteers consist of young people to seniors. Certain rebuild teams may require specialized skills (i.e., roofers, electricians, carpenters, plumbers). The nature of disaster response can be gruelling and conditions can be challenging (i.e. sleeping on the floor, long days in hot and humid weather, etc).
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We generally ask that children be at least 16 years old to participate with their parent(s) in a deployment, but there can be exceptions depending on the nature of the deployment. Please contact us at email@example.com for more details.
Yes, we require a current Field Form, a Spiritual Leader Reference and a background check from our screening company (renewable every 2 years). Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
To deploy in the immediate aftermath of a disaster (within 24-48 hours), we require that our volunteers successfully complete the HFI Disaster Response Intensive training. Opportunities to serve as a non-trained volunteer are available on a case-by-case basis. This depends on the severity of the disaster and a number of other variables. For rebuild teams, we often accept volunteers who have not yet attended our training, depending on the specific deployment. Please contact our Deployment Department at email@example.com for further details.
No, not at all. You are not expected to join every deployment team. We realize the majority of people cannot immediately leave for a disaster event when the initial call goes out. It is up to you to determine if it’s an appropriate time for you to deploy; it might even be later in the disaster event. Of course, it is our hope that you will look for opportunities to put your training into practice on a deployment.
Once you have successfully completed the training for responders, you will be a HFI Reservist and eligible to deploy immediately (within 24-48 hours) after a disaster event. When Hope Force will be responding to a disaster, we will send out communication asking for Reservists who are available for rapid deployment to contact our Deployment Department.
You do not have to be a Christian to volunteer or take the training. We are a faith-based organization and as such we operate following Christian values. HFI stresses the importance of the relational, emotional and spiritual aspects of effectively meeting the needs of those who have suffered loss.