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About Have Hope Ministries

A Personal Mission

Have Hope Ministries, Inc. was formed by Donna Reeves in early 2018. Donna knows what it is like to go through tough times and to “just need a little extra help.” When her own family struggled to pay the bills, she was frequently turned away because she made “just a little too much” to qualify for assistance. Donna decided then that she wanted to find a way to provide help to whoever may need it — no matter their income or qualifications.

At Have Hope Ministries, we want to give individuals and families a little hope when things seem hopeless.

 

“Share Your Food With The Hungry …” – Isaiah 58:7 NLT

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Our Mission

Our mission is to help reduce food insecurities in our communities, while giving hope to those we serve.

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Meet the Board

Donna Reeves - President

Donna Reeves

President

Donna is the founder, serves as the President of the board, and helps run the day-to-day operations of Have Hope Ministries. She has a passion to serve the community and after many years of planning and dreaming, her vision for Have Hope Ministries finally came together in March of 2018.

Donna has a Business Administration Associates Degree from Harrisburg Area Community College and is working towards her Bachelors at Penn State. She has also earned her certificate in Medical Billing and a Diploma for Medical Assisting. Donna has worked in the medical field for 18 years and currently serves as a Medical Billing Manager. Her strengths are in customer service. She is detail-oriented, able to work well in groups and independently, and she loves projects. These skills are vital to her role at Have Hope Ministries, where overseeing the day-to-day operations requires great customer service, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and in groups. Donna continues to pour her efforts into community projects and fundraisers for the ministry.

Donna has been married to her husband Chris since 2004 and they have a teenage son named Christopher. Her family would not be complete without her fur children: Daisy, Zoey, Mighty, and Pumpkin. In her free time, Donna enjoys relaxing with family and friends, reading, gardening, taking walks, and Bible studies. She also enjoys continuing her education whenever she can.

Michele Brandt - Vice President

Michele Brandt

Vice President

Michele grew up in South Central Pennsylvania and eventually moved to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. She is a mother of three children and a grandmother. Michele has been married to her husband since 1997.

Michele has worked in the medical field for over 20 years in a variety of positions — taking a small break to open a daycare in her home so she could find more time with her children. Michele knows what it means to work hard. She is active in her church, the Leader of the Prayer Team of her campus, and active in the woman ministry. She is also working on becoming an ordained minister. God has placed a vision in her heart to feed her local community.

Michele partnered with Have Hope Ministries to bring the gift card program to her area in Hampton Roads, Virginia. She also plans on expanding the services of Have Hope in Hampton Roads. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, going to the beach, baking cakes, crafting, and spending time with her family. Michele looks forward to continuing to help her community.

Vermonica Doles-Smith - Pastor

Vermonica Doles-Smith

Pastor

Pastor Vermonica Doles-Smith is a passionate lover of God’s word whose heart overflows with a desire to strengthen and build lives for the glory of God. With a love for ministry and reaching women from all walks of life, her most passionate desire is to see lives transformed through the compelling love of God while making an eternal difference that will impact their lives forever.

Today, Vermonica finds great joy in being a servant leader of Impact Church, serving as Executive Pastor. She also serves as Director of Outreach with Joy Ministries and has her own podcast, “Propel to Prevail,” that uplifts and empowers women. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Regent University and plans to conclude her education with Liberty University pursuing a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling.

Vermonica is eternally grateful for the privilege of serving in God’s kingdom while reflecting the heart of God and shining forth His light in all that she does.

Crystal Dailey - Treasurer

Crystal Dailey

Treasurer

Crystal is a dedicated professional with experience in management, fundraising, training, and team building. She has an exceptional ability to motivate others to achieve their best and is excellent at encouraging teamwork. She has been involved with many political fundraising events, including events for candidates that were running for state and US congress, senate, and presidential campaigns. She also organized a fundraiser for a congressional candidate in which the guest of honor was former Vice-President Dick Cheney. She has assisted as campaign manager for a candidate for Palm Beach Town Council, and for Mayor of Palm Beach. She has organized large events including an upscale gala on Palm Beach and has been involved in planning events for several non-profit organizations. Crystal currently works as Benefits Advisor at a small surgical center. Crystal is the privileged mother of five amazing children! She is active in ministry at her church, leads a worship team of middle school kids, and leads a small women’s Bible Study. Her passion is to minister to women and she desires to someday travel and share her story with others. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, reading, singing, listening to music, and spending time with her family.

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