Posted January 27, 2023
HOPE (Housing Outreach Program Express)
HOPE is a community service project sponsored by Charleston Catholic High School.
HOPE has the dual purpose of:
- improving the quality of housing for low-income families and seniors in rural southern West Virginia; and
- instilling the habit of service in students, a commitment to living the works of mercy.
Charleston Catholic High School has been involved in home renovation projects for disadvantaged West Virginia families for 32 years. Since 2005, HOPE volunteers have improved the living conditions for 144 low-income families in Clay, Wayne, and Mingo counties. Since 2019, partnering with Cabwaylingo Appalachian Mission in Dunlow, we have assisted in the construction of 4 new homes for families living in substandard housing, and have completed home repairs for other folks in the area.
Below are links to the HOPE 2022 Slideshow and a video of our new house blitz build in June 2022. (If your browser doesn't show both videos, please use the green arrows, displayed below, to scroll.) To help, click on the Donate button below.