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2013 Winner: Administer Justice in Elgin and Geneva, Ill.

hopestrom.jpgWORLD News Group is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Hope Award for Effective Compassion is Administer Justice in Elgin and Geneva, Ill. The ministry’s founder, Bruce Strom (pictured at left; photo by Jeffrey T. Marshall of Pixel Rally), accepted the award and a check for $25,000 at a reception at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13. (See “And the winner is …” by Marvin Olasky.)

Administer Justice, our Midwest Regional finalist and the recipient of the most votes in an online poll of WORLD’s readers, is made up of Christian lawyers who assist the poor and immigrant populations in Illinois who have legal problems. Four other regional finalists—Beltline Bike Shop in Atlanta (South), My Safe Harbor in Anaheim, Calif. (West), Hope Christian Center in the Bronx, N.Y., (East), and HOPE International’s program in Haiti—also were recognized at the reception in Washington, with each ministry receiving a check for $4,000. A generous donor made the cash awards for the ministries possible.

West Region

My Safe Harbor2013 Regional Winner
My Safe Harbor | Anaheim, Calif.

Parent practicum: My Safe Harbor helps single mothers break the dysfunctional cycle of broken homes | by Angela Lu

Crossroads Nogales Rescue Mission2013 Runner-Up
Crossroads Nogales Rescue Mission | Nogales, Ariz.

Desert oasis: A border doesn’t stop Crossroads Nogales Rescue Mission from being good neighbors to those in need | by Angela Lu

IntroductionIntroduction | Our 8th annual competition

Hope: Introducing the 2013 Hope Award for Effective Compassion regional winners | by Marvin Olasky

Midwest Region

Administer Justice2013 Regional Winner
Administer Justice | Elgin and Geneva, Ill.

Free retainer: In Illinois, Administer Justice helps the poor get their day in court | by Daniel James Devine

The Shepherd Community Center 2013 Runner-Up
The Shepherd Community Center | Indianapolis

Help and hope: The Shepherd Community Center anchors a struggling Indianapolis neighborhood | by Daniel James Devine


HOPE International2013 International Winner
HOPE International | Belladere, Haiti

Bearing fruit: HOPE International’s effort to help Haitians learn to save money looks beyond financial returns | by Jamie Dean

South Region

Beltline Bike Shop2013 Regional Winner
Beltline Bike Shop | Atlanta, Ga.

Help on wheels: Beltline gives kids a chance to earn a bike and learn a work ethic | by Susan Olasky and Rachel Cooper

Solus Christus2013 Runner-Up
Solus Christus | East Bend, N.C.

Farm and home: Women on their way to drug rehab can begin the healing process at Solus Christus | by Kira Clark

East Region

Hope Christian Center2013 Regional Winner
Hope Christian Center | The Bronx, N.Y.

Urban L’Abri: Hope Christian Center offers discipleship—not rehab—for the homeless and drug-addicted | by Emily Belz

Active Compassion Through Service2013 Runner-Up
Active Compassion Through Service | Philadelphia

Brotherly love: Hundreds of volunteers bring the gospel to prisons, nursing homes, homeless men, and others with Active Compassion Through Service | by Emily Belz