Chariots 4 Hope

Restoring Lives One Amazing Gift At a Time

Through a tremendous amount of hard work, good will and prayer, Jason and Michelle Hurt founded Chariots 4 Hope while seeking to make an impact on behalf of those in need in the Omaha/Metro area.  The not-for-profit restores vehicles and provides them to individuals who may have fallen on hard times, or who have otherwise been through insufferable circumstances.  For such individuals and families, reliable transportation is often one of the most important pieces of the puzzle as they are working so hard to put their lives back together.  The organization’s goal is for everyone to own reliable transportation that allows them to maintain independence and to be self sufficient in their communities..

Answering A Call To Serve Others

The Hurts are doing far more than restoring cars through Chariots 4 Hope…They are restoring lives, and are answering a calling to serve others.  Originally from St. Louis, the Hurts moved from Long Island to Omaha nearly two years ago, and have wasted little time in making an impact on the Omaha/Metro.  Successful business owners, they share a passion for serving the Lord, and in turn, their new community.  Jason and Michelle, never ones to shield their faith, have founded Chariots 4 Hope on four Core Values; Faith, Honesty, Stewardship and Family.  They both exude a remarkable passion for helping others and have partnered with local organizations that do the same, such as the Open Door Mission, Rejuvenating Women and the Cross Training Center.  It is through these organizations that candidates are presented to Chariots 4 Hope.  Choosing one person at a time, or even a few, is so very difficult.  This is why the Hurts aspire to grow the organization to a point that they are able to keep up the with demand.  Jason stated very matter-of-factly  “We plan to be in a position to where we can provide gifts of reliable vehicles to 10 to 15 people each month… or more…”.   “It is a ministry…” Michelle added.  “…to learn what many of these families have been through is heartbreaking, and we are blessed to have the ability to help”.

Chariots 4 Hope Delivers First Gift

Chariots 4 Hope’s first gift was a 2003 Ford Escape, which was delivered to April  Baker, a single mother with a three year old son.  April was taken completely by surprise on October 20th as the Hurts delivered the vehicle to her, complete with a giant bow on the hood.  Until this amazing gift had been delivered, April had been without transportation, and without a trusted support system around her, she had very little options.  As a sex trafficking survivor, April has been working to rebuild a foundation for she and her son and described the gift from Chariots 4 Hope as “…a blessing from God…”. April further explained that she had never felt worthy of good things in life, particularly from people she did not even know.  “…I feel like I’m on my way to feeling normal again..” she added.

Julie Schrader, of Rejuvenating women had nominated April to Chariots 4 Hope.  “Jason and Michelle are truly two of the most compassionate and honest people I have met.  They have a passion and desire to do Christ’s work and to help others in need…” Shrader said.  “My hope is that people and even dealerships will donate vehicles and funds to help them with this amazing ministry that God has given to them… this is a fantastic organization.”  Chariots 4 Hope is definitely a bright spot within the Omaha Town Square.

Chariots 4 Hope is seeking community partners to help further their mission, whether it may be mechanics, repair shops, auto dealers or individuals who would like to help.  You can contactChariots 4 Hope at 402-516-8302, or at info@chariots4hope.org.  For more information, you can also visit their website at www.Chariots4Hope.org, where you can also find links to make donations.

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