“Now on a nationwide tour the Stars of HOPE Healing Arts Community Response Vehicle tells a story, of the capacity of everyday people to do the extraordinary, to reach out to help heal broken hearts.”
Karl Van Amburg
The Stars of HOPE Healing Arts Community Response Vehicle will be used to support communities impacted by natural disasters and human-caused tragedy in the immediate and long-term aftermath of traumatic events. The 36’ bus will be a highly visible platform to support Stars of HOPE painting events with communities, schools, and service organizations. The bus also will highlight the power of therapeutic art in supporting the emotional recovery and resiliency of individuals and entire communities’ post-trauma through the power of art and messages of healing. The Stars of HOPE nationwide “Hope Across America Tour” will spotlight “local Stars of HOPE” – local service heroes in the communities where the bus travels – and culminate on September 12, 2021 – the 20th anniversary of 9/12 – in a national celebration of compassion, resilience, unity, and Hope.