Hope Students are Preparing for Spring Break Missions Trips

Groups of Hope students will be embarking on two separate missions trips during Spring Break 2012 to help those in need. The Mexico trip is focused on helping AMOR Ministries build homes, while the second trip is centered on disaster relief in Joplin, Missouri. This mission is being spearheaded by Beatrice Krause (BA '12) who visited Joplin during the summer while working with CIY.

Michele Kleeman, Student Activities Advisor, pointed out that this is a great example of how one student can make a difference. "Our students have such amazing hearts to serve and make a difference," she said. "I am excited to see what this spring break has in store for our students! I'm so blessed to have the opportunity to work alongside these amazing students that are truly showing themselves as leaders."

Participating students are currently raising funds for their respective trips. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to one of the following trips, you may do so by clicking the button below or mailing a check. Directions for making donations can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Tornado Relief in Joplin, MO

Organization: United Way

Team leader: Michele Kleeman, Student Activities Advisor

In May 2011 the deadliest tornado in 50 years hit Joplin killing 162 people and destroying homes, workplaces, and other structures. Students will participate in both construction work and encouraging displaced people in the Joplin area.

Approximate total cost for students: $600

House Building in Mexico

Organization: AMOR Ministries

Team leader: Kelly Dagley, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Supervisor of Student Outreach

This is the final AMOR trip for HIU students for the 2011-2012 school year. Similar to the day trips they take during the Fall, students will work on building homes for those who are homeless or living in poor conditions. The Spring Break trip affords participants the chance to completely build a new home for a family in need.

Approximate total cost for students: $100-200

Directions for donating:

To make secure donation online - To send a check -
  • Click this button:

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  • If you have a log in or would like to make one you may do so. You can donate without signing up.
  • Choose "PCC Missions Trip Fund" from the drop down menu and write in the box below the name of the specific trip you would like to support.
  • Make out to Hope International University.
  • Indicate on the check or by attaching a note that your donation is for the Missions Trip Fund and which trip you would like to support.
  • Mail to:
    Hope International University
    Attn: Michele Kleeman
    2500 E. Nutwood Ave
    Fullerton, CA 92831

Contact Michele Kleeman at or 714-879-3901 ext. 1292 with any questions.

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