"There is a difference between being broke and being poor. Being broke is a temporary economic situation, but being poor is a disabling frame of mind and a depressed condition of your spirit, and we must vow to never, ever be poor again."
The fifth installment in the HOPE Forum series, “Financial and Economic Disaster Recovery: People, Preparedness and the Price”, will explore the impact of natural disasters and national emergencies on the economy and how Americans can better plan for unforeseen calamity.
W. Craig Fugate was confirmed by the US Senate and began his service as Administrator of FEMA in May 2009. At FEMA, Fugate has promulgated the “whole community” approach to emergency management, emphasizing and improving collaboration with all levels of government (federal, tribal, state, and local) and external partners, including voluntary agencies, faith based organizations, the private sector and citizens.
The HOPE Coalition America (HCA) emergency financial disaster preparedness, response and recovery division within Operation HOPE is here to help. HCA is a national partner with FEMA.
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After witnessing the devastating Los Angeles riots of 1992, John Bryant was moved to action. Today, John is helping inner-city families get the financial education they need to get loans, start businesses, become homeowners, and achieve the dreams they thought were impossible.
From Homeless to Business Owner Although John grew up in the slums of South Central Los Angeles, he was able to find financial success as a young man. However, poor business decisions made for a turbulent life — John went from living in a beach house in Malibu to living in his Jeep, homeless for six months. John was able to rebuild his life and create his own successful company— and yet he felt unfulfilled.
How it Began — Los Angeles Riots of 1992 In 1992 Los Angeles was the site of the largest riot in US history. South Central Los Angeles was left devastated financially and physically. John says, "The riots made me to want to make a contribution and give back to my own community."