Chariots4Hope 2021 Annual Report

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2021

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

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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

discussion stages.

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

and goodness.

JASON HURT CO-FOUNDER CHARIOTS4HOPE

&

MICHELLE HURT CO-FOUNDER CHARIOTS4HOPE

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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

wrote,

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.

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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

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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

your partnership.

partners.

2022 PARTNERSHIP NEEDS Financial Supporters Vehicle Donors Volunteers Auto Industry Partners Connectors

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Y REFERRING ORGANIZATIONS

171

VOLUNTEERS

HOURS SERVED

76

674

SUPPORTERS

THANK YOU

480

We will continue working hard at nurturing these relationships and ensuring good stewardship of your generous gifts.

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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

74%

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.

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74

305

PEOPLE SERVED

(^65%)

BLESSINGS

(^48%)

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.

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C4H IM

487

DISCIPLESHIP TOUCHES Faith training moments.

539

GOSPEL SEEDS PLANTED Opportunities to share the hope of Jesus through presenting the Gospel.

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MPACT 125

VEHICLE DONATIONS Cars donated to Chariots4Hope.

1116

SERVING TOUCHES

(^113%)

Serving opportunities with a meaningful outcome.

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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%

$1,126,286 $957,740

FUNDRAISING 6.5%

PROGRAMS 70% INCOME

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EXPENSES

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2022 MONETARY NEEDS $2,500

$2,700

JUMPSTART SPONSOR

TOWING

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

bumper warranty.

our programs.

$22,000

$30,000

TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES

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.

$45,000

$47,000

BUILDING EXPENSES

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.

$75,000

$80,000

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.

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OUR VISION

FREEDOM x COMMUNITY x CHRIST

OUR MISSION

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