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HOPE Ministry Center
PO Box 743
Wytheville, VA 24382

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Phone: (276) 228-6280
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Email: hope@wythehope.org
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George Keck, one of the kindest, big-hearted person any community could be privileged to know, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2015. He was hugely important to the work of HOPE over the last 15 years and we honor him here with an excerpt from his obituary provided to us by his wife, Helen:

"George’s desire in life was to be known as a man of God, foremost and to serve his community.  Any other achievements were a result of his relationship with God.  He participated and was a leader in several Christian and social ministry organizations:  Macedonia Lutheran Church, Burlington, NC, where he was baptized on September 7, 1952 and confirmed on April 1, 1966; Lutheran Retirement Ministries, Burlington, NC; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Deaconess Board, Chicago, IL; Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Wytheville, VA;  HOPE Ministries, Wytheville, VA.

In 2000 George retired from the building construction business in Burlington, NC where he previously owned and operated Keck Co Inc and Anderson-Wells Marble and Tile.  He and his crews together built many loved homes and prominent commercial business projects.  He and Helen moved from Burlington, NC to Ceres, VA in 2001 where they later became farmers of Black Angus cattle on their Ceres farm, Blue Willow Angus Farm and also owners of Smokey’s BBQ Restaurant in Wytheville, VA.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 W. Main St., Wytheville, VA.  Visitation will be prior to the memorial service at the church from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lutheran Retirement Ministries, 100 Wade Coble Dr., Burlington, NC or HOPE Ministries, 680 W. Main St., Wytheville, VA."


Welcome to HOPE's website, where you will find information about our programs, what's in the news and links to other local information. We hope you will take the time to learn about what HOPE is doing in your community!

If you are in need of emergency assistance with homelessness, eviction notices or utility disconnects, click Crisis for intake information.

If you are interested in owning a home, click Pre-Purchase Homeownership Planning for application information.

**APARTMENTS FOR RENT** HOPE's multi-family, affordable housing community in Hillsville is now leasing.  Click here for more information about Hillcrest Apartments.
**VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES** If you would like to help HOPE by volunteering your service, time or talents, click here for the sign up form.
**HOPE PACKS** Click here to watch the WDBJ7 coverage of the first packing on September 9th for the new expanded community backpack program, the weekly school supplemental food program.
**HOT OFF THE PRESS** Click here to read HOPE's August 2015 newsletter and annual report (pdf).
**MOVE YOUR FEET SO OTHERS CAN EAT** Help support the Community Food Kitchen at the 4th Annual Stuff Strut 5K run and family walk on Saturday, November 27, 2015.  Click here for details.
Click IRS Form 990 tax return or audited financial statements for fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 (pdf)
**SINGLE FAMILY HOMES** Lots in Long Meadows, HOPE's community development in Fort Chiswell, are available. Homes will be either custom built or modular and will be constructed to the most current Energy Star certification requirements. Click Homeownership Program for more information.

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Serving the counties of Wythe, Bland, Carroll, Grayson and Smyth and the city of Galax

United Way of Wythe County
United Way of Southwest Virginia
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