Providing Hope VA

Loris, SC   |  www.providinghopeva.com

Mission

Providing food, shelter, opportunity, and above all HOPE for those less fortunate. Providing emergency aid, financial aid, VA resources, community outreach, fundraising, awareness, giveaways, compassion and understanding. We have grown with our ability to help quickly without restrictions or cutting through "red tape." This makes us agile and responsive to those in emergency need or just needing a hand. Our main focus has always been and will continue to be on our veterans, active-duty service members and their families. We also take pride in community outreach programs to give back to the communities that we call home.

Ruling year info

2018

President/Founder

James Arehart

Main address

643 Highway 701 S

Loris, SC 29569 USA

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EIN

82-5378097

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many veterans have no HOPE. We aim to provide it. All too often our nation's heroes, those who have bravely served our country, are forgotten or fall through the cracks of the system. Though the agencies are there to help them, people get missed, need further help or the help can't be provided in time or to the extent needed. We aim to bridge the gap between the structure in place to help veterans and the veterans themselves. We aim to meet them "where they are" and help them when, where, and how they need it. There are those veterans who have never reached out to get the help or aid. It can be confusing and time consuming. We help get them connected with the agencies meant for long term assistance. In the meantime, we help them secure a place to stay, keep the place they're staying or provide any other assistance they may need. We also aim to help veterans find/pay for any addiction treatment they may need. There is no reason a veteran should ever become an unfortunate statistic.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Get Help/Veteran Assistance

We help with foreclosure, paying utilities, temporary housing, transportation needs, substance abuse treatment placement, etc. If a veteran is in need, we try to help them get connected with the VA. If this route isn't the best option for the circumstance, we offer monetary aid to remedy and help the veteran's situation.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans

We provide, at not cost, memorial plaques to Gold Star families. We hope in some small way, we can help remember and say thank you to those who paid the ultimate price for our country.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Widows and widowers
Veterans

We know how hard it is to be an active duty member of the military. We want those who serve our country to have a break, on us! When entered, a family, up to 8 people, can spend a week in a beautiful home in Myrtle Beach, SC. We hope the time helps them reconnect, recharge and enjoy their time without worry.

Population(s) Served
Families
Military personnel
Families
Military personnel

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of dollars per person served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Military personnel, Veterans, Homeless people, Low-income people

Related Program

Get Help/Veteran Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 Numbers have not been calculated, yet.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans, Military personnel, Homeless people, Low-income people

Related Program

Get Help/Veteran Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 numbers will be adjusted after final 990

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Reduce the high statistics of veteran homelessness, hunger, and addiction through emergency aid, housing, and treatment options. Coupled with connecting veterans with the proper agencies for long term help and care, we aim to fill any needs both before and above what those agencies are able to provide.

We also aim to provide a respite for those in active duty. The need to recharge, feel appreciated and a tangible "Thank You for Your Service" is at the heart of our "Vacation for Heroes" program.

Gone, but not Forgotten. Our goal to honor and remember those who paid the ultimate price for our country, our "Honor the Fallen" plaque program extends a small token of our gratitude to Gold Star family members. Never Forget.

Through digital media and word of mouth, we extend the message to those in need that "We Can Help." When others are unable or say "No," we do not. We work with other veteran and community organizations to help spread the help as far as possible. Our reach is nationwide, not merely regional.

We have the capability to help, whether that is a small or great need, we can usually fill it. All it takes is for someone to fill out the get help form on our website, come in to our office, or message us on social media. We are prompt with our response and we help whenever the need arises. Direct aid to individuals is our specialty, but we also lend aid to other organizations whenever possible.

We are investigating, currently, building/funding veteran communities and the best possible options for that reality. There are tiny homes, motel structures and possible all-in-one facilities that we are currently in the effort for to provide housing and/or care for veterans. These are not simply in SC where we are headquartered, but in other areas of the country that feasibility, need, and sustainability have been proven.

Our unique ability for fundraising, our tremendous and loyal supporter base and our intensity to grow into a non-profit that rivals other "household name" charities has pushed us to become more structured, focused and aligned to complete our mission. With compassionate and dedicated staff, veterans, and members of the recovery community we are able to take a an understanding and knowledgeable approach to finding and providing the help and hope so many need.

We have helped over 600 veterans with direct aid payments, donated $30,000 to help rebuild a veteran in Indiana's home. Another veteran's home was determined to be "sinking" and would be a total loss without foundation repairs in excess of $20,000. We funded that. We have helped outfit multiple vehicles for handicap accessibility for veterans and their caregivers. Provided foreclosure and eviction relief, helped avoid utility shutoff, car repossessions and helped with medical payments to help veterans in their time of need.
We have made many monetary donations to other non-profit organizations like ourselves and committed to community outreach programs to help the areas we have called "home."
We have taken requests and filled orders for several hundred "Honor the Fallen" plaques and provided much needed vacations to many active duty servicemembers and their families.

Financials

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Providing Hope VA

Board of directors
as of 3/23/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

James Arehart

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/12/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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