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2020 Hope Heroes

Dawn Joseph

My experience working at Giving Hope through Shift Smart has been a blessing to me in so many ways. I was introduced to Shift Smart by a good friend, and I always wanted to put myself in a position to help others while helping myself. My love for giving back has been a part of my life. My first day at Giving Hope I was welcome with open arms. The staff was so nice and kind, everyone has always checked to see if I was comfortable at this new facility. I've never worked in a warehouse before, so I was eager and willing to learn new things. The entire staff was always willing to answer any questions and show me how to complete the task I was presented with. I learn very fast, so it was easy for me to adapt. All and all it has been a wonderful opportunity and a blessing to have been a part of the Giving Hope family where love changes everything. Thank you for my experience at Giving Hope.

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Sheriff Gusman

”I’m honored to be a Hope Hero and consider it a privilege to be associated with Giving Hope, an organization that is living out the Gospel of Matthew, to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger”

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The Louisiana National Guard

Their motto is Protect what matters! They try to be the beacon of Hope We are proud to have had our Louisiana National Guard serving at Giving Hope during 2020

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Wendy Nix Blake

"During some of the most challenging times, Giving Hope continues to bring hope and light to so many families and communities. Thank you Troy and Tracy Duhon for bringing so people together from all walks of life, to focus on a common goal. The goal of giving back to the ones that deserve it most.”

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William Powel

My hope day experience gave me an opportunity to experience the people of New Orleans and really understand the heart and soul of New Orleans East. This experience enabled me and my team to fellowship on a different level with the community, truly highlighting the difference between customer service and community service. One of the most precious tenants is charity and it brought great pleasure to work with the Giving Hope foundation to make a difference in others life. The warmth and openness of the giving hope foundation have inspired the New Orleans Power Station family to commit to a quarterly hope day collaboration.

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2018 Hope Heroes

Larry and Merryanne Welch

Owners of Cross Gates Family Fitness

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LeBron Joseph "LBJ"

Co-anchor of News With a Twist

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Deacon Dennis Adams

Executive Director, Christopher Homes

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Danny Wuerffel

Former Quaterback, New Orleans Saints

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Tommy Tucker

Radio Host, WWL First News

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Travis and Stacey McCoy

Neighbors of Troy

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Diana MacKinnon

Executive Assistant to Troy Duhon

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Antonio Torres

2017 Hope Heroes

Andrea Riley

Being around Troy and the people that bring Giving Hope to life every day inspires me to be a better human being. Their commitment to making peoples lives better reminds me how blessed I am to have the opportunity to serve and to shine a spotlight on the amazing work they do that is truly changing peoples lives.

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Todd Trosclair

Giving Hope has given us an opportunity to share our blessings with those in need.

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Arnold J. Gacita

It is so uncommon to be able to unite with a company that has similar beliefs as you have, but then God. We have been so blessed to be able to partner with Giving Hope. Not only in funds, but volunteering. I know we are blessing others, but the reality is we feel blessed each and every time we give and help. Our lives are richer. Thank you for giving us that opportunity. We are humbled by being a small part of all Giving Hope does. The Bible says when you do it to one of these it’s like you are doing it unto Me. Thank you Giving Hope for allowing us to give, share and love through your organization. We hope to do more.

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Shannon Green

I have been around older people most of my life, dealing with older family members. My Mom is 84 and she’s the baby of her family. Many older people bought into the idea of Social Security astheir retirement as my Aunt did. Aunt Juliette taught 6th grade for 50 years at a Catholic School in Morgan City but without any retirement benefits when she stopped teaching. Her house was owned but Social Security was her only funds to live on. She had to make a decision, to eat or take her medicine, she couldn’t afford to do both. Without a program like Hope and funds from my family, Aunt Juliette would have gone hungry from the lack of funds to be able to keep up her household. Our family case is not unique, it’s happening every day to many people and their loved ones.

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Mark O'Neil

The Giving Hope charity has inspired me to realize there is always time to give back and there are many ways you can give back to others and your community. Troy is a role model executive demonstrating the ability to balance running a large complex for profit organization while at the same time managing an impactful and thriving non-profit organization. I’m honored and blessed to be able to support the food bank, rehab centers, orphanages and every charitable effort organized and delivered by the Giving Hope organization. As much as Giving Hope has touched thousands of individuals lives in terms of basic needs, career and trade development and spiritual enlightenment it has also touched me, inspired me and reminded me to take the time and opportunity to help others who are less fortunate.

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Buddy Patrick

Last year I attended Giving Hope for the first time and was blown away with the extent of outreach by the organization. Traci and Troy are huge mentors and role models in my professional and personal life, I am beyond blessed to call them close friends.

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CJ Jumonville

Giving Hope allows partners to be a part of something so much bigger than themselves. Every seed sown no matter the size changes a harvest of lives FOREVER and all are invited to be a part! The lives changed and the Giving Hope experiences I have had are the stories I get to share in the workplace, with my children, and in my personal relationships. Nothing gets better than that!

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Telly Bonneval Merz

"Many times in corporate America you feel it's not appropriate to talk about your faith in God or how everything you have comes from above........with Troy and Tracy, they are not only completely devoted to giving back to the community.....they give all the credit to God. It's inspiring. It's contagious. I'm honored to be a part of it."

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Pat Brackley

Davie Warren

Kevin Delahoussaye

Hugh & Judy Hathcock

Tanya Reeves

Being a part of Giving Hope has put a lot of things in perspective for me. I am thankful for every blessing in my life and I do not take things for granted, because I know that there are lots of people less fortunate than I am.

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Alvin Richards

Partnering with Giving Hope gives me a since of fulfillment knowing the positive impact this organization makes in the lives of so many in the community.

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