What is Hope?

Published: Jul. 12, 2019 at 3:32 PM EDT
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When you think of “hope,” what does that look like to you? Many things probably come to mind but for those with BIA Cares, “hope” means a better tomorrow. Our mission is to build a better future through active participation in community service projects that support the physical, emotional, and social well being of Kentucky families. Still that doesn’t quite paint the picture of what “hope” truly looks like for those involved with BIA Cares.

Hope can look very much like new floors at another non-profit that helps love back to life, set-free, restore, and equip women in the sex industry and victims of sex trafficking, (Unshackled by Love). Hope is floors that allow those who travel across them extra encouragement that the community around them supports and loves them putting them a step into a better future.

Hope can look very much like the face of a child on Christmas morning. Children of our Kentucky service men and women who otherwise may go with little to none on Christmas Day (Operation Military Cheer)

Hope can look very much like a cup of coffee at the Lexington Rescue Mission. Hope might be simple acts of compassion that open the door to address deeper issues one may be facing while giving them a view of a brighter future.

Hope can look very much like home ownership for a veteran that never thought it was possible. Not only is it possible, but giving them a hand up allowing them into homeownership with a large, immediate equity opportunity.

Hope can look like a brand new, wheelchair accessible home for a young, teenage girl who had her world flipped upside down celebrating her birthday at a sleepover (Amya Catching). A stray bullet from a drive by shooting paralyzed her from that day forward but did not paralyze her spirit giving hope to even the BIA Cares that they could do more than ever before and were so inspired they were able to come together with members of the community to give her a home that uniquely addressed her needs.

Hope can look like fixing a leak for someone who is on a fixed income. Hope can look like a new bathroom for a family who now needs accessibility options for one of their own. Hope can look like a ramp, an operational hvac unit, and so many individuals within the Building Industry Association of Central Kentucky giving their time, talents, and finances towards projects all across our community where a true need is met and answered.

Will you help us extend hope? Join us August 17th at The Galerie in Versailles for Funding Hope from 6:00p-10:00p. Individual tickets are available as well as table options. We’d love to see you there helping fund hope across our great state. Can’t make it? Don’t worry! Hope can take many shapes and forms. This year, a robust silent auction will be available to bid on not only at the event but online as well. So, even if you can’t join us in person, please join us online and bid! Hope can be extended just by bidding since all of the proceeds from BIA Funding Hope goes towards continuing the work that BIA Cares does with the larger home build projects like our Veteran 2019/2020 home but also with the many other projects for individuals and other organizations throughout the year.

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