RUBY GALA TEAM: The Restore Hope Ruby Gala fundraiser team is, from left, Jeff Jaynes, Restore Hope Ministries Executive Director; Susan Linn, Ruby Gala Co-Chair; and Jim Linn, Ruby Gala Co-Chair and Restore Hope Board Member.
Restore Hope Ministries, with a mission of preventing homelessness, alleviating hunger, supporting education, and promoting hope for families recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with the traditional 40th anniversary gemstone, the Ruby, considered the stone of love, energy, passion, power and a zest for life. At Restore Hope, there is love, energy, passion and zest for life in its mission is to restore families in financial crisis to economic and spiritual vitality.
As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, Restore Hope hosted the Ruby Gala event Feb. 9 at Venue 68 near 71st Street and Mingo Road.
“I’m excited to celebrate 40 years of helping Tulsa area families in need move toward a better future,” says Jeff Jaynes, Executive Director of Restore Hope, “That’s what this celebration is all about, to celebrate all that we’ve accomplished in the last 40 years and what we hope to accomplish going forward.”
Ruby Gala Chair Jim Linn describes his service as one of the most gratifying experiences of his lifetime. “As a weekly volunteer, board member and supporter of Restore Hope, I get to see first-hand the joy and hope of families who are able to meet their needs while facing hardship and life transitions.”
Founded in 1978, Restore Hope Ministries seeks to restore families in financial crisis to economic and spiritual vitality. By reducing hunger, preventing homelessness and promoting hope, this United Methodist affiliated agency works every day to fight poverty and restore hope for families in need in Tulsa County. To learn more about Restore Hope, go to www.restorehope.org or follow them at @RHMTulsa on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.