House of Hope Announces Hope Awards

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House of Hope announces Hope Awards

House of Hope is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Hope Awards, a recognition developed by the agency to honor key community partners in the fight against hunger and hardship in Martin County.

The third annual Hope Awards Luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 25, 2015, at St. Mary’s Pittenger Center, 701 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart.

The awards are designed to honor long-term, wide-ranging or otherwise unique relationships with House of Hope. The award recipients include businesses, agencies, individuals, faith-based organizations, neighborhoods and school groups that perform extraordinary work hand-in-hand with House of Hope.

These collaborations encompass a vast array of activities, including the provision of services to people in need, support of fund-raising events, organizing gleaning efforts and food drives, and offering the use of facilities and/or equipment.

Following is the list of the Hope Award recipients for 2015. Their specific award designations will be announced as a surprise at the event.


Dennis Ashley

Bob& Jan Crandall

Dominick& Norine D’Ambrozio

Joe& Ann Day

Marybeth Peña

Bobbie Trimble


Coastal Life Church

Ecosphere Technologies

Girl Scouts of Martin County, Deb Geiger and Madison Manning

The Hear Care Center

ICL Calibration Laboratories

First Presbyterian Church of Stuart

Jan’s Place and Women’s Power Lunch Loblolly

Martin County High School football team

Martin County Library System


Pinelake Gardens & Estates

Preserve of Hobe Sound

Thrivent Financial/Food From Fans

Treasure Coast Photography Group

Two Men and A Truck

Summerfield Garden Club

House of Hope volunteers Mary Cornelius, Ray Alexander, Paul Welling, Gloria Santavicca, Brenda Snow, Samantha Speier

The centerpiece of the Hope Award itself is a photograph by a member of the Treasure Coast Photography Group, making the award a unique work of art.

Sponsors for the event include HBKS Wealth Advisors and Molly Maid of the Treasure Coast.

Reservations to the event are $25, and honorees have been invited to attend free of charge. More sponsorships also are available.

For reservation or sponsorship information, contact Terri May, (772) 286-4673, ext. 1011, or



Since 1984, House of Hope has been helping local people overcome hunger and hardship. Today, the agency touches the lives of more than 5,000 Martin County per month with services that include food, clothing, furniture, financial assistance, information & referral, and life-changing case management services to local people in need. The agency has service centers and thrift stores in Stuart, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach and Indiantown.

For more information about House of Hope, visit or call (772) 286-4673


Photos attached from the 2014 Hope Awards:

The Lyric Theatre received a Hope Award in 2014 as an Outstanding Community Partner. Pictured are Lyric representatives Ethel Christin and Kia Hammill.

In 2014, the Lost Lake community in Hobe Sound received the Fabric of Hope Award – the top honor at the Hope Awards. Pictured, from left are Lost Lake residents Irene Rummel, Voula Vatis, Frank Doyle (also a House of Hope board member), and Lost Lake head golf pro John Bolton.

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