Check out Hope Force's events listed below to stay up to date on training, deployments and other opportunites near you. We'd love for you to get involved in one or more of our many upcoming initiatives.
The signature Hope Force Reservist program, called an HFI Basic Training Intensive, includes two days of basic training for service with Hope Force International. This training is required to be approved as a Hope Force Reservist, eligible for rapid deployment within 24 to 48 hours of a disaster event.
Date: May 20-21, 2022 (Friday/Saturday)
Online training available mid 2022
Hope Force has set aside a week for reservists to gather and spend time reconnecting and serving in McDowell County, WV. Various repairing/rebuilding projects will be worked on, but this week is much more than work. It is a time for reservists to connect with God and one another. Here, you can decompress and be rejuvenated while on four-wheelers, sitting around the fire, repairing a floor joist, or enjoying the company of neighbors. To sign up, simply click here and fill in your information. You will then be sent a deployment form to fill out and bring with you the week of. The cost of the week has been decreased to $395 per person, which includes lodging, work materials, and food. This week will be an investment in the people and place of McDowell. But even more so, it will be a week where McDowell invests in you.
Date: October 16-22
A combination medical relief and construction rebuild trip. Hope Force has deployed teams to Nepal with our on the ground partner for six years — working side-by-side in an effort to rebuild that which was lost. Construction teams work hand-in-hand with our partner — rebuilding facilities lost to our Nepali partner during the quake, and modest homes for staff of our local partner and other projects. Medical teams provide care to people living in the surrounding rural areas as well as in Kathmandu – thus serving as “goodwill” ambassadors on behalf of our Nepali partner.
Date: February 2023
If you would like more information about the annual trip to Nepal, please email Alan Sowell.
Appalachia New York Team
Location: Caretta, WV, USA
Description: As an organization, we seek to build strong, lasting relationships with the people of the county — coming alongside them to help from a grassroots level in addressing the many challenges of McDowell County. Hope Force Appalachia places relationships ahead of projects, emphasizing and empowering ongoing partnerships between those in the county with those who serve alongside them from outside the county. We understand that God is already at work in the lives of the people here, and it is our intention to come alongside them to accomplish what God has planned in this wonderful part of southern West Virginia.