ANNUAL REPORT A GLIMPSE INTO THE MINISTRY
IT’S WAY BEYOND THE CAR www.chariots4hope.org
MARKETS SERVED IN 2021 OMAHA, NE LINCOLN, NE GRAND ISLAND, NE ST. JOSEPH, MO
A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDERS It’s been a challenging but rewarding year
Chariots4Hope. Our new 4-bay garage
for our organization. Like so many of you,
and beautiful community center has
we’ve experienced our fair share of trials
significantly improved our stewardship and
and tribulations that are nearly impossible
efficiency. Adding 5 new team members
to avoid in today’s world. However,
contributed towards our overall success
because of God’s grace, our ministry also
and implementation of our R.I.D.E Program.
participated in multiple victories that have
Continued demand for our services has
catapulted us to a higher level of impact
opened doors to 2 new markets in Western
within our communities.
NE and Wisconsin with several more in
We’ve seen exponential growth in the lives
being changed through car donations,
We’re overwhelmed with gratitude as God
classes, and the community that God is
continues to demonstrate his faithfulness
continuously building through
JASON HURT CO-FOUNDER CHARIOTS4HOPE
MICHELLE HURT CO-FOUNDER CHARIOTS4HOPE
ASHLEY’S STORY On a very cold day during the winter of
After finding housing, her next step was
2021, Ashley, who was nominated by The
to find reliable transportation and that is
Women’s Center for Advancement (WCA),
when the WCA connected her with us. It was
was blessed with a red Ford Fusion that
obvious they believed in Ashley when they
was purchased and immediately donated
to Chariots4Hope by a young couple that wanted to do something incredible for their community. This gift has radically improved the life of Ashley and her son, Preston. During a sit down with Ashley, she remarked on her life before receiving her, as she calls it, little red car.
“Ashley is an incredible member of our community that has stood out to us as extremely selfless, driven, and dedicated to doing the work to better the community for all of us.” We were so excited to meet Ashley and work with her on her transportation needs.
At that time, she and her son were trying to
Right away, we saw what the WCA saw and
put the pieces of their lives back together
immediately knew that she was willing to do
after some very difficult circumstances and
the work to get into the perfect car.
were attempting to learn to trust again.
That is exactly what she did, and we were
to work without having to find a ride, she
able to surprise her with a vehicle soon
can go to the store and cook healthy food
after. Her Blessing was beautiful.
for her family, and so much more. Without
When the garage door opened, she not only saw her car with a bow on the hood, she also saw her case manager from the WCA, the
having to schedule a ride, she can take Preston to a special breakfast for just the two of them.
donors and the full Chariots4Hope team
This has gone way beyond the car for
there to support and celebrate her.
Ashley and has positively impacted every
After spending some time in her car, she remarked, “Thank you to taking a chance on us. I was moved by the prayer that you all prayed when I received the car. I was moved by the support, care, and genuine acceptance I have felt throughout the entire process, including the events. You are not a one and done organization, instead you’ve invested in my personhood and my son’s personhood. You’ve provided a safe place to share, which is not something that I’ve had before. This type of love is needed in the world, and I
level of her life. On one occasion, she loaded herself, Preston, and their cat in her car, turned on Christmas music and just drove around looking at the Christmas lights in our city. It was on this ride through the different lit up neighborhoods, she reported feeling an overwhelming sense of freedom. It was just she and her little family in her little red car. We look forward to seeing all the good to comes from Ashley and congratulate her on using this car to take the next step in her life!
thank you for the community, my little red car and the safety that I am empowered with.” Ashley and Preston now report being able do the things that many of us take so easily for granted. She can get her son to his doctor’s appointments, she can get herself
COMMUNITY PARTNERS To our community friends that have
The impactful work of our ministry would
partnered with Chariots4Hope, we would
not be possible without the support,
like to extend our greatest gratitude for
participation, and assets of our community
2022 PARTNERSHIP NEEDS Financial Supporters Vehicle Donors Volunteers Auto Industry Partners Connectors
Y REFERRING ORGANIZATIONS
We will continue working hard at nurturing these relationships and ensuring good stewardship of your generous gifts.
WHAT IS RIDE? The RIDE Program offers low-income families, that qualify, the ability to own a vehicle, receive a 6-month warranty and learn the necessary skills to maintain their vehicle.
RIDE GRADUATES 34 TOTAL
After receiving their vehicle, the recipient will take 6-months of classes with us, do monthly one-on-ones, and complete a car care clinic.
Individuals who received care or services
Individuals who went through the our
through a program related class or event.
program and recieved a vehicle.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS OFFERED EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION GRANTS The Emergency Grant Program offers emergency financial support for vehicle related costs. Individuals that are in crisis (e.g., lost job, health problems, natural disaster, etc.), can be nominated for financial help with gas, insurance, registration, bus, repair, etc. These grants are offered on a needs basis and are limited.
BUYING PROGRAM The Buying Program offers low-cost vehicles, with a 60-day limited warranty, to low-income families. After the purchase, the buyer has the option to sign up for the RIDE Program, which extends their warranty to 6-months at no cost to them. This program offers a no-hassle approach to sales, with generous warranties, affordable prices, and community support.
DISCIPLESHIP TOUCHES Faith training moments.
GOSPEL SEEDS PLANTED Opportunities to share the hope of Jesus through presenting the Gospel.
VEHICLE DONATIONS Cars donated to Chariots4Hope.
Serving opportunities with a meaningful outcome.
FINANCIAL REVIEW We thank the Lord for His continued
Because of the hard work and good
blessings on this ministry. As we entered
stewardship of our entire team, we were left
the 2nd year of this pandemic, we fully
with a surplus of $168,546.
expected our revenue to take a significant hit.
This is truly an amazing result generated during such unprecedented times.
However, due to the faithfulness of our amazing supporters, our income increased 42% over last year.
We are grateful for everyone that worked diligently to help us be good stewards of the resources that were given to us last year. To God be the Glory!
GENERAL ADMIN 23.5%
PROGRAMS 70% INCOME
2022 MONETARY NEEDS $2,500
Sponsor a recipient by providing
Provide a year’s worth of towing to
him/her a vehicle and a bumper-to-
help secure reliable transportation for
EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION GRANTS
In a technologically evolving society,
Provide emergency assistance to
you can provide hardware and software
individuals in need of transportation
for our team!
for employment, medical or childcare related reasons.
ONE MONTH PAYROLL
Cover 1 year of building expenses to
Pay for a month’s payroll so funding
help us continue providing services and
stays secure through the year.
programs to our amazing recipients.
NEW MINISTRY SITE
PROGRAM VEHICLE REPAIRS
Want a program started in your city or
Help provide supplies, labor and
state? Launch it yourself with a check!
parts towards the repairs of our recipient’s vehicles.
FREEDOM x COMMUNITY x CHRIST
Demonstrate God’s love through reliable transportation, foster economic stability, cultivate abundant life, and create hope.
2101 Woolworth Avenue, www.chariots4hope.org
Omaha, NE 68108