Operation Hope Chest is a Disaster Recovery support program. In a disaster when a family realizes that the journey home may be much longer than once thought these families must find temporary housing until their original home is restored.When this happens, many times a family must move into temporary housing. A trailer, an apartment or rental home for what can be long periods of time.
Operation Hope Chest supplies everything a family will need “Night One” to take the sting away. Often families don’t realize the cost of setting up a new home with just the basics and it catches them off guard. The “Hope” Chest allows a family of four to “Make a Bed, Take a Shower, and Make a Meal Night One”
Packed in a 73 gallon deck box, the 42 items a family will receive will Make the Beds(Sheets, Pillows, Blankets) Allow the family to Take a Shower(Shower Rod, Curtain, Rings, Towels) and Make a Meal(Dishes, Pots and Pans, Glasses, Toaster, Coffee Machine, Silverware, etc.) JSU also includes a $50 Walmart Gift Card for things like toilet paper and milk that first night.
***This program is not applicable to hotel stays or staying with families as the items in the hope chest will either not be needed or are already available.