Following her cancer recovery, Casey DeSantis echoes the message of House of Hope: ‘God is good, and hope is alive’
ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando House of Hope honored First Lady Casey DeSantis with the Reagan Humanitarian Award on May 19th. House of Hope helps young addicts recover and lead productive Christian lives. This event was sponsored by Timothy Plan‘s advisor, Timothy Partners, Ltd.
Mrs. DeSantis received the award at the 37th Annual House of Hope Gala at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando.
Humanitarian Award Winner
This award is in honor of President Ronald Reagan, who, while in office, visited House of Hope. House of Hope so impressed the Reagans with their independence from government funding that the Reagans chose to make a personal donation. Timothy Plan is pleased to be part of the same tradition of support that President Reagan demonstrated for House of Hope.
“One of our driving principles is that the money is not ours – it all belongs to God, who owns everything,” said Art Ally, founder and CEO of Timothy Plan. “House of Hope honors that principle. When the most important values—biblical values—line up and you put your money where your mouth is, in many ways, you become ‘part’ of that organization. We are thrilled to be part of House of Hope and its mission to rescue youngsters from addiction.”
God is good. Hope is alive.
Casey DeSantis, a former news and television show host, as well as Emmy winner, recently rejoined her husband’s reelection campaign following her final cancer radiation treatment. Casey shared her message of hope “Never ever give up, never ever back down.” She continued, “I am the testament that God is great, that God is good, and hope is alive.“
Her sentiments reflect the mission of House of Hope, which is “a Christ-centered, residential program where hurting, troubled teens can find hope, healing and restoration.” House of Hope Founder Sara Trollinger says, “The streets and Institutions don’t tuck ‘em in at night. But we do at House of Hope.”
Timothy Plan and the House of Hope share the perspective that people should know how money they receive, donate, and invest is used by third parties. Trollinger said the House of Hope received support at one time from a famous international charity. But when she learned about other causes the charity supported, she said to them, “‘We don’t want your money anymore.’ We were told nobody had ever done that. After that, our giving went up.”