Rina is a wife, a mom to four kids, and the President/Founder of the Martin County, Florida, boots-on-the-ground charity ELEV8HOPE. Her nominator, Jamie, shared that Rina “restores her hope in humanity” as she witnesses Rina’s devotion and tireless efforts to pay it forward for local folks who need a “hand up”. Elev8hope receives no state funding and relies on “angels” to help fulfill the needs of many.

Rina makes it all happen! ELEV8HOPE coordinates providing over one thousand families (yes, 1000!) with holiday meals and gifts. They also assist families with basic needs, like food, diapers, formula, and gasoline. Rina empowers these recipients with goodwill, as Jamie shares, “she helps them get back on their feet to rise”. Kids are an integral part of ELEV8HOPE’s volunteer program. The organization strives to develop student leaders. Jamie states, “Rina firmly believes that children are our best hope. She lets children of all ages, especially those in middle school and high school, help run the organization.” Through their active participation, these kids see the incredible impact they make!

To learn more, https://elev8hope.org/