Monday, February 6, 2012

Rising Hope Visits the Capitol

Last week, I was visited by about 40 parishoners of Rising Hope Methodist Mission Church on United Methodists' Day. 

In 2011, The General Assembly commended Rising Hope on its 15th Anniversary. It focuses its mission on empowering the homeless, poor, and overlooked in the Richmond Highway Corridor.  Among other things, it helps run the Ventures in Community Hypothermia Outreach Program (VIC-HOP) with other area churches for which they received a General Assembly Commending Resolution in 2010

It is also leading a new campaign to take advantage of Governor McDonnell's program to restore the civil rights of ex-felons who are served their sentences and been law abiding as part of his prisoner reentry program.

You can watch my introducing of Rising Hope in our chamber on the video below.

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