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The first Hearts of Hope were created in response to the national tragedy of September 11, 2001. In one afternoon, more than 700 Hearts of HOPE gifts were created for families from 9/11. A hospital in upstate New York hosted this community-wide event and volunteers arrived by the hundreds to help.

Stories were shared, tears were shed, and kindness and caring filled

the room.


One day later, Hearts of HOPE were driven into Lower Manhattan to Engine 4 Ladder 15 fire station. This station was the closest to the Twin Towers and the first to respond to Ground Zero.


THE REST IS HISTORY.

     A HISTORY OF HOPE THAT CONTINUES TO EXTEND WORLDWIDE.

     HOPE HAPPENS HERE.

     PLEASE JOIN US.


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Judy Pedersen stands outside Engine 4 Ladder 15 Fire Station

More than 700 Hearts of Hope stand ready for delivery for families who endured 9/11.

Engine 4 Ladder 15

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© 2019 Hearts of Hope Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.  Our Federal Tax Exempt Number is EIN 20-3666775

Stratford Chapter Vice President Gwen Cook takes you inside our organization with her insightful and beautifully photographed look at many of our Hearts of Hope events and happenings.