Standing with Survivors — Meet Ron Campbell

Operation HOPE
Sep 21, 2018 · 2 min read

In the aftermath of disaster, HOPE works to support the financial recovery of survivors. The person tasked with leading that charge is Ronald Campbell, Senior Vice President, HOPE Inside Disaster.

Campbell brings a wealth of experience to HOPE. Originally from North Carolina, he previously retired from working as the Emergency Management Coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this position, he worked to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate any emergency affecting the university. Prior to this, Campbell spent more than a decade working with federal, state and local officials in all phases of emergency management.

His current role has him overseeing HOPE’s disaster recovery efforts, following Hurricane Harvey in Texas; Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico; and, now, Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas.

“Operation HOPE will work with FEMA to identify areas where survivors will need our assistance,” says Campbell. “I will be the point of contact for FEMA and, in partnership, provide our services when the time arises.”

As floodwaters continue to be a threat in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Campbell stresses that affected residents try not to drive through water on roads. This is because you may not know if a road has washed out from looking on the surface. Also, if possible, locate and secure important financial documents and keep them in your possession, i.e. mortgage, auto loan, medical insurance, etc.


HOPE Coalition America is the central programing arm of Operation HOPE’s national disaster and preparedness division, HOPE Inside Disaster. The coalition is a collaboration of senior executives and professionals from the banking and financial services, insurance, and other related industries. Additional partnership and support come from other sectors as well, including higher education, social service, and community service agencies, which provide financial and economic guidance and assistance to individuals and small businesses affected by disaster.

Nationally recognized first responder agencies, American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), address immediate health, safety, and infrastructure needs after disasters. HOPE Coalition America strengthens and aids recovery efforts by assisting individuals and business owners with the short, medium, and long-term economic and financial challenges they face following disasters and emergencies. HOPE Coalition America does not provide direct financial aid. However, our team will work diligently with you to obtain the resources and financial help you need to facilitate your recovery.

For assistance call or visit:

1–888–388-HOPE (4673) | 404–941–2924 | www.operationhope.org

Operation HOPE

Written by

we are a for-purpose nonprofit on a mission to disrupt poverty and empower financial inclusion for low and moderate-income youth and adults.

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade