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Star: Humane Society of San Bernadino

With Renewed Strength and Courage!

The following is a true life story! I share it with your readers because I want them to know that receiving a Star of HOPE truly did make a difference for me.

high school students at Ramaz in New York City

Creating HOPE and Friendship

On December 8th, 2016, I had the opportunity to introduce the Stars of Hope USA to high school students at Ramaz in New York City.

Jolene Verdehyou

My Journey of Hope & Healing – A Survivor’s Story

Normal morning. Normal life. Until one day on December 2, 2015, everything came crashing down right in front of me. Words could not describe the way I felt in that given moment – I was in utter shock and disbelief, but I acted strong for the sake of my family. In that time, I was put into a stage of numbness, as if I had no emotions. I was empty, maybe even heartless. The one thing that kept me strong were the words my mom used to tell me: “If I die, I don’t want anyone grieving over me.”

Orlando FL Fireman

With Open Arms and Open Doors

We just had the privilege of doing a Stars of HOPE® project in Orlando. The remarkable employees of Loews Hotels created 1200 Stars of HOPE to bring smiles and hugs to a community very much in need. They took time out of their day to express their creativity and compassion for their community and add a little hope to the city of Orlando. The experience was heart warming.

Mena, AR

2010 In April 2009, Mena, Arkansas—a city of approximately 5,000 residents—was hit by an EF-3 tornado, which killed 3 and injured 30.  The Vincent Family

Little Sioux, IA

2009 In June 2008, the Little Sioux Scout Ranch, Iowa, was hit by a EF-3 tornado and four young Boy Scouts were killed. In conjunction

Inspiring Syrian Refugees with Stars of Hope®

Having just returned from Iraq, I had the opportunity to bring inspiration to Syrian refugees by decorating their tents and camps with Stars of Hope. The Stars, painted by attorneys and staff from the New York office of my law firm, Dentons, and by children at My Little School in Riyadh, contained messages of encouragement in Arabic and English.

Working with Becky Bakr Abdulla from the Norwegian Refugee Council and Kenneth D’Alessandro from the Saudi Red Crescent, we distributed Stars of Hope at Darashakran Refugee Camp and Kawergosk Refugee Camp for Syrian refugees, as well as at Madrasat Ashtar Camp for internally-displaced Iraqi Yezidis…

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Thank you for creating hope during these challenging times.