Camp Hope, located in Farmington, MO, is a retreat for veterans with disabilities. William “Mike” and Galia White founded the organization in honor of their son Christopher, who passed away in 2006 while serving in Iraq. Camp Hope allows the White family to keep his memory alive by sharing his passion for the outdoors with veterans who have been wounded in combat.
The mission of Camp Hope is to honor the fallen by helping the wounded. Camp Hope is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and hardwood ridges, perfect for many outdoor activities including, hiking, four wheeling, hunting, fishing, camping, and canoeing.
Joe was one of the first veterans to visit Camp Hope in 2007. After returning home from service legally blind, Joe was searching for a sense of community and place; he found it at Camp Hope. Since, Joe has been loyal supporter and remained involved in volunteering and serving on Camp Hope’s Board of Directors. Joe’s experience has changed his life in many ways. He states, “I have a new sense of independence down here; I got part of my old self back. I healed in ways I didn’t know I needed to… I advocate for Camp Hope because it heals.”
This year, in celebration of our company’s 75th anniversary, County Materials is committed to share 75 Stories of Impact, featuring organizations that receive funding from the Sonnentag Foundation and are part of the communities where we have locations.