Stars of Hope tour visits Greensburg

eff Parness founded Stars of HOPE, Hope Across America, a group that brings inspiration to communities affected by disaster which began in Greensburg after the 2007 tornado devastated that city. He brought his entourage back to Kiowa County last week, visiting with school children, some of whom were in kindergarten 12 years ago when he […]

Hope For a Survivor

Julie Swann-Paez, center, talks about her experiences as a survivor of the terrorist attack at the San Bernardino Inland Regional Center four years ago and the Stars of Hope Program at BASIS Flagstaff during a visit by the Hope Across America Tour to the school. Watching Swann-Paez is Jeff Parness, founder and executive director of […]

Hurricane Michael inspired artwork on display at Panama City Center for the Arts

Many artists find inspiration for their artwork in unlikely places. A former local artist, Paula Rotschafer, used watercolors to paint several pieces of art inspired by the devastation of Hurricane Michael and now the Bay Arts Alliance has her artwork on display at the Panama City Center For The Arts. Staff with The Center For […]

Stars of HOPE appear in Farmington

FARMINGTON – Painted stars have appeared at the site of the Sept. 16 explosion at 313 Farmington Falls Road and the local fire and police stations, as an expression of support and solidarity from a foundation rooted in the response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Jackson Hole residents respond to El Paso shooting with healing arts

Some Jackson Hole residents are reaching out to a grieving community in El Paso, Texas, following a mass shooting that killed 22 people there last weekend. “Probably every community in the U.S. feels a sense of hopelessness,” Jackson resident Heather DeVine said. “Other than talking to their local government representatives, it’s also really important to […]