“It’s always nice to give back during the holidays, and HOPE is the perfect choice for us,” stated Jeff Rutt, president of Keystone Custom Homes. “In addition to spreading awareness of HOPE and Keystone, the campaign will help people across the world break free from poverty.”
Rutt founded HOPE in 1997 after helping transport goods, such as food, clothing and medical supplies, to the Ukraine during a mission trip. He learned that communities needed a hand up instead of just handouts. Therefore, the nonprofit organization addresses the employment gap faced by the world’s poor through the concept of microfinance.
HOPE provides small loans and savings services to entrepreneurs in 16 developing countries in Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia. The organization reaches over 400,000 people and gives them opportunities to start or expand businesses.
As HOPE’s clients repay their loans, the same funds are issued to new borrowers. This chain of finances helps support even more livelihoods and families.
HOPE’s profits are also used to support locally run, children’s ministries. These are not limited to the children of clients, so they help HOPE expand its community outreach.
Keystone Custom Homes is calling on the community to help spread hope to those in need. Go to Facebook to “like” their page and make donations through the builder’s online form.
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About Keystone Custom Homes: Keystone Custom Homes, central Pennsylvania's largest locally owned home builder, has been building quality homes for over 20 years. Keystone Homes is the first home builder in the country to win the prestigious "America's Best Builder" award three times, selected by Builder Magazine and the National Association of Home Builders. As one of the largest builder of PA homes, Keystone Homes offers a wide choice of options. It specializes in single-family homes and townhomes in 42 communities throughout Lancaster, York, Cumberland, Dauphin, Chester, and Lebanon Counties, as well as the Cecil and Harford Counties in Maryland. Please visit http://www.keystonecustomhome.com for more information.
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