Home of Hope’s communication capabilities have been enhanced thanks to a $2,500 grant from the Arvest Foundation.

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The gift was announced recently, and Arvest Bank associates Jordi Reiger and Donna Derosia were on hand to present the check to Home of Hope CEO Ralph Richardson.

Home of Hope provides opportunities for people with disabilities to create their own paths, to make their houses into homes, to find meaning and reward in their own jobs, to create friendships, and to enjoy activities in the community.

“Home of Hope is extremely grateful for the Arvest Foundation’s support of the purchase of audio- and video-conferencing equipment that will be used to increase the communication capabilities between our main campus in Vinita and our other settings in Claremore, Miami, Pryor, and Jay,” Richardson said. “This will make such a difference for staff who sometimes have limited funds and transportation options, making it easier for them to attend meetings and take part in training from one of our settings closer to their home.

“The equipment will also be used for board and other key meetings where remote participation is necessary. We truly appreciate the foundation’s generosity and desire to make a difference in the community.”

“We couldn’t be more pleased to make this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation,” Derosia said. “Home of Hope does such important work in our community and others, and we hope this gift reflects the foundation’s ongoing commitment to those efforts.”