Hope International event planned for Saturday


According to a community group leader around 800 area residents will be flooding Dobson Square Park this Saturday.

Dr. Carol Voss, from Community Hope International, said that Saturday’s all-day event will feature free food and clothes for those in need.

Voss said that the event will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday and last until 9 p.m. According to Voss the event marks the “official launch of Community Hope International’s plan.”

Voss said her organization, which seeks to encourage residents to help each other, started in the 1970s. However, Voss said that the real mission for Community Hope International didn’t present itself until 1996.

In 1996 Voss said that she had a vision from God. The vision was that “famine was coming to America.” Voss said she was tasked to prepare for the time when the vision came to fruition. She said she had the same vision again in 1997. According to Voss, visitations from the Lord were nothing new. Voss said she has had them since the age of 13.

Voss said she started visiting local churches and business, recruiting people to take part in her community-based plan to cope with a coming catastrophe. Voss said that “America is headed for a serious economic depression.” Voss believes people in the community will have to rely on each other in the event of an economic collapse.

Voss said that Community Hope International’s plan is to combat possible trying times by coming together as a community. “It’s a little bit like how it was in the old days,” said Voss, “people would help each other.”

Voss said that Saturday’s event will be the beginning of a plan that will create an “ongoing connection throughout the entire community” which will “begin to provide services such as food and clothing on a large scale.”

Voss said the launch of her plan comes after more than 35 years of feeding and helping folks. She said that after spending more than $200,000 of her own money in seeing the plan through she has “had a lot of organizations jump onboard.” Voss said that throughout her life of service she has fed and clothed people. Voss also worked with a company that donated up to $15,000 at a time to fix the homes of local veterans.

Voss has published her plan in a book entitled Visions, Dreams and Warnings: America in Transition which is available on Amazon.com. Additionally, those looking for more information regarding Community Hope International’s mission can visit www.communityhopeint.org.

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