St. Louis Apartment Association Announced its Support for Hatching Hope
Jamie Bryan, President of the St. Louis Apartment Association, presented the organization a check for $2000. The funds will allow Hatching Hope to continue to raise awareness and provide families with immediate disaster relief.
Hatching Hope of Alabama was Co-Founded by Keli Lynch-Wright and her son Ashton Wright to support Residents that have been displaced from their Apartment Homes due to fire or other disasters. (NOW 501 (c)(3).
We have worked hard to assist victims of disaster in the apartment industry, by spreading the word and picking up and delivering donations to those affected. So many lives have been touched by the community rallying together to make a difference to those in need.
It is amazing how giving these folks one less thing to worry about, can give them hope and strength to forge on and get through this tough time! After several years of supporting disaster recovery efforts, we experienced a house fire of our own and lost everything that we had. Ashton was 5 years old at the time, such a small little soul. He had seen the devastation of loss through fire at apartment communities as I have always taken him with me, and he has literally grown up in the industry.
Those first few nights were rough and I would hold him and sing to him “Three Little Birds, by Bob Marley…”Don’t Worry About a Thing, Cause Every Little Thing is Gonna be Alright”. He is 12 now and the song brings us both happiness and hope in days that can be challenging. Most recently, an Apartment Community has massive fire causing many people to be displaced over Thanksgiving. We quickly gathered some small Christmas Trees, supplies, toiletries, baked goods, and other items that we knew would cheer those and the children involved. We went to visit everyone on Thanksgiving Day.
When we arrived, the clubhouse was filled with people camping out on the floor with nothing but the clothes on their backs. The staff at the property hosted a huge Thanksgiving Meal and everyone was leaning on each other for hope and courage to move on. I knew that day was going to be the last day that I let pass without getting to work on Hatching Hope and doing something about it! Although we found that we were doing great things, there was a much greater immediate need in the way of somewhere to sleep and general toiletries. Ashton and I returned home and immediately went online and purchased 56 air mattresses!
Often displaced Residents are placed into a vacant apartment home or even in the clubhouse until a plan is devised for the next steps. Hatching Hope will be providing air mattresses, comfy bedding, and much needed supplies for that first night or two following a disaster. We will understand that this is very difficult for children as they try to understand disaster & recovery. We provide soft Hatching Hope Teddy Bears for them as well. Each dollar will be used to build awesome care kits for these victims. And you can sponsor someone for $30! This will provide a victim with a air mattress, comfy bedding, and much needed toiletries.
As always, we graciously accept your gift of time, so feel free to email us at email@example.com to see how you can help today!