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Death Valley to Hope of the Valley (Legacy)

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Raised of $750,000 Goal
Shelter should be a human right.
Help us bring our unhoused neighbors home.
Donate to the #HOPEWINS Cause
and Help Open the NEW Trebek Center!
March 14th, 2022

Help us Finish Well & Open the NEW Trebek Center!

$367,000 Still Needed: Donate today
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Our 250-Mile Run from Death Valley to Hope of the Valley is over . . .  but our fight to bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles isn’t.  Our 18-day journey has been anything but easy and parallels the struggle so many of our homeless guests experience exiting the lowest place in their lives  (Death Valley) and emerging at a place called Hope! That’s why it’s so critical that we open the NEW 107-Bed Trebek Center – the first shelter of it’s kind in Northridge, CA. 

There are over 60,000 people living on the streets of Los Angeles.
FOUR people die on our streets every day.
Shelter should be a human right.
Help us bring our unhoused neighbors home.

Help open the NEW Trebek Center!

So far we’ve raised $382,744.66!
We are just a little over a month away
from opening the NEW Trebek Center
and still need $367,255.34

Four Ways You Can Help  
Open the New Trebek Center

  1. Bed-in-a-bag ($50.00): Any time we open a new shelter, we need to purchase two sets of bedding for each bed.
  2. Become a Plank Sponsor ($500.00): Made from the roller rink floor, each sponsored plank will have the donors name etched into the wood and displayed in the Trebek Center. 
  3. Sponsor a Trebek Center Bedroom ($5,000.00): For those who are able to make a flat sponsorship of $5,000 or higher, we will name one of the Trebek Center bedrooms in your honor! (107 – Bedrooms). You will also receive a limited edition commemorative t-shirt with a special quote from the late Alex Trebek and artwork by Ryan Murray.
  4. Become a Trebek Tribute Wall Sponsor: If you are in a financial position to give more than a $5,000 gift, please considering giving a major gift of $10k, $25k, $50K, $100k or $250k and become part of the Trebek Tribute Wall, a replica inspired by the original Jeopardy! Wall!  One of the squares will have your name in it, memorializing your generosity to the Mission and support of Alex Trebek. 
No sponsorship amount is too small or too big.  
Equal sacrifice not equal gifts!
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February 22nd, 2022

Why Are We Running 250-Miles?

Death Valley to Hope of the Valley Run
January 15th, 2022

Death Valley to Hope of the Valley

The 250 Mile Run to End Homelessness
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Starting February 23rd, Ken Craft (Founder/CEO of Hope of the Valley) and Rowan Vansleve (President/CFO) are going to run from the lowest, the hottest, the driest… the most isolated place in the United States—Death Valley—to a place called HOPE. For those who have been to Death Valley, you know that not much lives there; the terrain and temperatures are inhospitable. It is called Death Valley for reason; that is where things die.

Death Valley is the perfect analogy for what happens when people become homeless. When people lose their housing and are forced to live unsheltered, they slowly start to die. Mental, emotional and physical capacity diminish. Dreams die…Hope dies! The flicker of life slowly gets extinguished. We must move people from a place of death to a place of hope!

Ken Rowan Training

The 250 mile run will illustrate the inevitable struggle that takes place when a person determines to exit the Valley of Death and move to the Valley of Hope!

On Wednesday February 23rd, they will attempt, physically and mentally, the most difficult challenge of their lives. Over a 18-day period, they will put their bodies to the test, running an average of 15-17 miles per day over formidable terrain to make a point, increase awareness and raise much needed funds for the Mission. Hope of the Valley is on the verge of opening the Trebek Center but still needs to raise approximately $500,000. Their hope is to raise $250,000 through Death-Run-per-mile sponsorships and the other $250,000 through major gifts.

Please consider sponsoring Ken and Rowan with the most generous per mile donation you can afford. Example, if you sponsor $.50 per mile, you would donate $125.00. If you sponsored $1.00 per mile you would donate $250.00. If you sponsor $5.00 per mile you would donate $1,250. If you sponsor me $10.00 per mile you would donate $2,500.

No sponsorship amount is too small or too big. Equal sacrifice not equal gifts!

Special Incentive – For those who are able to make a flat sponsorship of $5,000 or higher, we will name one of the Trebek Center bedrooms in your honor! (107 Bedrooms Available). You will also receive a limited edition commemorative t-shirt with a special quote from the late Alex Trebek and artwork by Ryan Murray.

Visit us @hopeofthevalley and Share Our Story!

C-Suite to the Streets (TV Edit): 100 Hours Unsheltered on the Streets of Los Angeles

Community leader spends 100 hours living on streets to better understand unhoused experienced

100 Hours Unsheltered on the Streets of Los Angeles I C-Suite to the Streets

C-Suite to the Streets - Day #1: Rainstorm & Sleepless Night Under the 118 Freeway

C-Suite: Brennen Taylor Wishes Ken and Rowan well as they embark on the streets.

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