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Introducing the HOPE Org.

 

To the People of Valley County:

As many of you have heard by now, we are no longer doing a Relay For Life in Glasgow.  The American Cancer Society has undergone a number of changes with their structure, support programs, and Relay itself.  Because of these changes we (the organizing committee for the past few years) have decided to change what we are doing too!  We are in the process of creating an organization we are calling HOPE (Valley County HOPE Project, Inc.).  It is short for Helping Others Pay Expenses.  The idea is to create a fund where people that are incurring medical expenses (not just from cancer) can apply for some help.  It may be for travel, lodging, assistance in paying a medical bill, etc.  The exact details are still being ironed out. So far we have gotten our EIN, a PO Box, a major fundraiser in the works, and the start on our bylaws.  We still need to finish our bylaws, get our 501(c)3 status, and set up a board to review the applications and distribute the funds. 

HOPE will serve Valley County at first, and then our goal is to expand to Northeast Montana (much like our Relay For Life area).  Our events that feed into our fund like in the past will continue: Cuisine For the Cure, Skate For the Cure, and Festival of Trees. We are in the process of planning our big fundraiser for the Fourth of July (evening), so please plan on being a part of it. (More details will be coming in the weeks ahead.)  A big positive of this organization is that the money stays here (it is not being sent to Billings or anywhere else).

We thank you for your past support of Relay and look forward to having you be a part of our future events. 

Sincerely,

HOPE Organizing

Committee

 

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