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Donor Impact Stories

Leaving a Legacy of Hope

Myron and Ardys Shervheim

We understand our lifetime mission support to Hope Ministries has been important. We also know the need for that support will be no less the day we die. More

Meet Bessie


Many more of our donors are "doing the something they can do" by remembering Hope Ministries in their estate and legacy plans. Bessie is one of those people. More

Helen Is Still Making a Difference

Helen Cook

Helen Cook was a longtime faithful and consistent donor to Hope Ministries. She passed away in December 2014, but she's still helping to feed and shelter the homeless and hungry members of our community. More

I Finally Have Peace of Mind

Shannon Shepherd

Legacy planning and estate distribution decisions were certainly NOT on my list of weekly chores like vacuuming and laundry nor was it on my bucket list. What can I say other than I just kind of buried my head in the sand and thought, "I'll get to it eventually." For me, the challenge was how to get started many people, I put it off. More

I Didn't Expect That

Kathleen Finkenauer

Kathleen Finkenauer wasn't sure what to expect when she first put in a call to request a home visit from a representative of Hope Ministries to discuss her estate and legacy planning. More

It Really Helped Us and It's Free

Marvin and Jaylene Barton

During the planning process Marvin and Jaylene Barton expressed interest in remembering three charitable organizations in part of their estate plan. Hope Ministries was one of those charities. More