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February 1, 2015

Project HOPE supporters come in many forms from monthly donors to volunteers to peer to peer fundraisers to corporate partners and more. Below are some inspiring quotes from our many supporters telling us in their own words why they choose to support Project HOPE. Let us know if you have a quote to add to our #WHYI campaign by emailing DonorServices@projecthope.org or calling 1-844-349-0188.

Quotes from Project HOPE Supporters

“We value our relationship with Project HOPE because they are a partner we can trust implicitly with our cash and product.  We value the scope of their international and national activities and know we can tap into their network for product donations.  It’s all about trust and partnerships.” - John Spinnato, President, Sanofi Foundation for North America

“The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation makes grants for disaster relief very selectively, and when it does it looks for organizations that focus on long-term recovery and improvement rather than simply immediate relief. We helped fund Project HOPE’s responses to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the 2013 typhoon in the Philippines because we continue to be impressed by its commitment to developing enduring solutions to major health problems.” – Ralph Stefano, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

“I think that a person makes his life meaningful by trying to alleviate some of the suffering in the world. The only kind of immortality we can establish is through endowments, because an endowment can be used from now until…. forever, so that is my way to try to achieve that, and Project HOPE has always seemed like the kind of organization that can accomplish that.” - Dr. George Karnoutsos, supporter of the The William B. Walsh, M. D. Endowment

“I just finished putting up on our shelves the donated Metformin, diabetes medication that you arranged for us. I can’t tell you how much this means to us. I understand that we will be paying shipping, but it still is a tremendous God send to this clinic. We now have enough Metformin to provide our patients until the end of April 2015. It was our most consistently purchased med and our biggest challenge. Thank you!” - Foster D. Farone, RPh, Pharmacy Manager, Harrisonburg Rockingham Free Clinic, Virginia

“I'm careful about who I support, and I trust Project HOPE to always use my donations for the greatest good. This is a wonderful organization.” - Roberta Cuomo, Project HOPE Donor

"I'm a doctor, and I learned about Project HOPE in medical school. It's a wonderful organization that saves lives. That's why I'm glad to give." - Dr. Andrew J. Burger, Project HOPE Supporter

“As a retired nurse practitioner, I know how important it is to care for the sick. And that’s why I’m glad to give to Project HOPE. They care for the sick all around the world.” - Mary McElhannon, Project HOPE supporter

As a doctor, I see the need worldwide for quality medical care and I feel Project HOPE continues to do just that.” – Project HOPE Supporter, David D. Clymer, M.D.

“Having served as a rotating physician in Guinea & Columbia, I remember these experiences as some of the most enjoyable and interesting in my career.  Helping others less fortunate, lacking health care and knowledge of infant immunization, etc. will lead to a healthier people.”Project HOPE Alumni, Sue A. McCutcheon, M.D. 

“I like the fact that you are helping people with medical problems, who might not be helped otherwise.  Keep up the great work!”  - Project HOPE Supporter, Mrs.  Mary E. Stroup

“BD has had the privilege of supporting Project HOPE’s work in cervical cancer, diabetes, immunization and disaster relief around the world from India and China to Bolivia and the Dominican Republic. The strong emphasis on training that so closely aligns with BD’s strategy is a key element of this successful partnership.” - Vince Forlenza, Chairman, President & CEO, BD

“The record amount of donated product that we deliver is not what is most important. What is important is the many lives we were able to touch and impact with these donated medical supplies and medicines.” – Chuck Clark, Project HOPE’s Distribution Manager

"I give every month as a HOPE Lifter. I just look for the reminders that Project HOPE is nice enough to send. It’s a convenient way to put my money where it will do a lot of good, and I like knowing that I’m giving back to help people who need it." -  Ms. Ingjerd Omdahl, Project HOPE supporter since 1989

“I spent six memorable years aboard the SS HOPE, eventually becoming Chief Nurse.  There was nothing like Project HOPE at the time, and that experience changed my life.  My years on the SS HOPE helped me define my values and decide how I would live the rest of my life.  That is why I have included a gift to Project HOPE in my estate plan to ensure that, after I am gone, their vital work will continue for years to come.” - Ann MacGregor, Legacy of HOPE

"Through the Meal Swipes for Charity program at Rutgers University we have an easy opportunity to educate fellow students about the mission of Project HOPE and invite them to financially support this important cause. With the support of our peers, we expect to raise $10,000 for Project HOPE." -  Maria Elise Romero, Lambda Kappa Sigma, Pi Chapter, Rutgers University

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