HOPE member Gayle Sprinkle was recently interviewed by Purdue University on AACR and it was posted on the Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) web site! (click here for video – click view resource once on this page)
The results of the 2013 Regional Director election were announced by President Melanie Dunbar:
Eastern Region – Janet Velenovsky
Southeastern Region – Cindy Becker
Rocky Mountain Region- Mary Martin
Pacific Northwest Region- Karen Hathaway
Pacific Southwest- LaWana Heald
As HOPE Teams head back to Washington DC to support Washington Navy Yard survivors, HOPE is featured on WTOP radio (103.5). (click here for full story by Kathy Stewart)
Some Navy Yard employees greet for the first time since the shooting as they move in to the former Coast Guard Headquarters, and HOPE Teams have returned to support their relocation.
HOPE has become the newest member of the Massachusetts Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)! Congratulations Ned Polan!
This is the coordination group for state level non-profit and faith-based organizations that assist in disaster recovery.
HOPE Volunteers are currently supporting those affected by the terrible flooding in Colorado. The Denver Chapter of the American Red Cross recognizes the support these volunteers provide to survivors and aid workers.
(click here for story from October 1, 2013 in the American Red Cross Disaster Online Newsroom)
(click here for American Red Cross photos)
Photo Credit: American Red Cross/Jordan Scott
Navy Cmdr. Chris Ryan pets two care dogs from Hope Animal Assisted Crisis Response in the lobby of the building housing the Navy’s Special Psychiatric Intervention Team (SPRINT) command and control center at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 26. (see all photos)
Additional Articles from the Washington Navy Yard Callout
Therapy Dogs Providing Comfort at Washington Navy Yard - Huffington Post
HOPE Member Melissa McMunn and her partner Rugby are featured on the cover of the New Jersey Salvation Army August newsletter! The photo is from HOPE’s support of the Salvation Army response to Hurricane Sandy in Ortley Beach. (see full newsletter here)
Hope Animal-Assisted Crisis Response was at the Billings Clinic recently as part of the McGuire Conference held there. They are an all-volunteer national non-profit organization whose goal is to provide comfort and encouragement to those affected by all sorts of crises and disasters, such as the recent shooting in Washington, D.C., and the floods in Colorado. The team spent the day networking with police and councilors. The dogs on the team are trained to handle any situation.