Team Hope aims to address the mandate from the Lord to take care of the orphan (James 1:27) as well as those who work with them. In Orange County alone, there are 3,000 children in the foster care system, the average age of these children is 9 years old. While 1,500 of them are currently placed in homes, approximately 60% of these children are abused or neglected even after being placed in a home. Without a permanent, loving family, kids in the foster care system will experience, on average, three or more different placements, which is deeply unsettling for children of any age. For those who never find a family, 50% of kids who “age out” of the foster system at the age of 21 are found either homeless or incarcerated within two years. All of these numbers can be changed by simply putting our love into action. By partnering with organizations that specialize in this area, we are able to show God’s love to those who need it the most: children and young adults lost in the governmental system and those who work with them.
Team Hope Community Outreach provides spiritual and many times physical aid to those living in our local community.
•Support Heart Gallery – Support by sharing with others
•Feeding the homeless –Teams put together care packages and distribute them to the homeless community of Orange County
•Sharing God’s love – Prayer and witnessing
•Harvest Festival –A fall celebration on Oct 31st every year
•Easter Outreaches – Easter Egg Hunt and great food
•Boxes of Love- Giving meals for families in need
•Orangewood Resource Center- Cooking a hot meal and sharing God’s love with emancipated foster youth in Orange County.
•St. Jude Ranch for Children –Breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect by mending spirits and renewing hope
•Camp to Belong- Giving practical support for this program who’s goal is to reunite siblings who are placed in separate foster homes for much needed connection
We at Project Import take these social problems to heart and in turn are joining Team Hope as the Motorsports arm to get the word out to the community about the problems our young people can face.
Project Import will be participating in the Buttonwillow event April 21-22. Come out and join us!!!!!!!
Blog with pictures to follow.
If you live in So Cal you have the opportunity to see beautiful cars as you drive down PCH. But every Saturday if you are willing to skip the morning cartoons you can see them up close and personal. Starting at 6am in Irvine, at the Mazda North American Operations building we are privileged to have Cars and Coffee. You are able to view European exotics, classics, some beautiful American muscle, and in our case some well rounded Japanese track cars. We brought out one the track ready S2000’s we had just finished fabricating a front wind splitter on. So you can imagine driving on the 5 freeway at 6am with no windows and no heater. Praise the Lord for beanies and thermal underwear. It was a smaller show out this day, only around 200 cars. Normally the place is completely packed, every parking space taken. None the less it was a fun time after we got the Starbucks coffee in us.
Special thanks to our sponsors Eibach Springs, Church Automotive Testing, A’PEXi, Sparco, WHITELINE, Spec Clutch and Motul Competition Clutch.