Cleveland Hope Center


Beautifully Humbling

Our team is a little over 4 months away from the Kilimanjaro climb. Time is moving so quickly. The past couple of months have proven to be emotionally challenging. As I’ve trained my body I’ve also felt my heart begin to go through training as well. When the trip was first mentioned my hand shot up like an arrow. I knew deep down that I was to be on this trip. I knew that I wanted desperately to help people. What I didn’t know was how much this experience was going to......

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The Impact

At the Cleveland Hope Center, our desire is to provide hope to others by serving the needs of people in our community with no strings attached. Last year, we impacted an estimated 49,000 people through outreaches and services projects. BIG SERVE WEEK: Over 500 volunteers gathered to participate in 56 service projects over the course of seven days this past summer. Each project was in cooperation with an already existing organization. We did this with the hope of connecting volunteers to these organizations to help make lasting connections. Some of the projects......

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The Greatest Vehicle of Change

I am ALL IN and ready to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro! I was raised in a single parent home. My mother worked multiple jobs while fighting cancer and raising four children. Growing up in this environment created two things in my life: an appreciation for generous people and a faith in a God who always provides. I’ll never forget how many people in our local church came to our aid when we were struggling. Whether it was financially, practically, or relationally, God used these people to help my family get through some incredibly......

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I stood on the side of a bridge...

On December 5th, 1999, I stood on the side of a bridge, ready to end my life. I let go of the side of that bridge, and by the Grace of God, and the assistance of six Police Officers, I am still alive today. Officer (RET) Ross Contipelli had grabbed my hand before I fell to my death. Officer Contipelli nearly lost his life saving mine. If it weren’t for Officer Brian Sturgill, who grabbed Contipelli’s gun belt before he went over with me, I wouldn’t be telling you this story today.......

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