Meet Mark and Trisha Heekin, long-time Bright Hope Allies and owners of Daniel’s Textile Rental in the greater Cincinatti area. Already generously donating a portion of their overall profit to Bright Hope, last year Mark, Trisha and their daughter Hannah came up with a new way to support the organization by putting Bright Hope ads on their company trucks.
How did you first hear about Bright Hope?
Ten years ago, I learned about Bright Hope through a search on Charity Navigator. I wanted to give but at times felt skeptical of charities and churches. I wanted to find a charity I could trust.
You mentioned how Bright Hope is a good fit for your company’s culture, could you share more about that?
At Daniel’s Textile Rental, we are about creating a culture of being about others. When you set the right priorities, you attract staff and clients with the same mindset.
Ten years later, what has kept you a proud supporter of Bright Hope?
You can’t help people improve their lives without a holistic approach pointing back to Christ. I love that with Bright Hope, money goes to help the extreme poor living on less than $2 a day and that people are helped through the local church so they can hear about Jesus.
What gave you the idea to promote Bright Hope on your three work trucks?
A mobile billboard grabs you. I want to tell everyone I know, “Reach into your pockets and help a big need.” We all have power in the actions we take, this is the thing I can do. A percentage of our profits go to Bright Hope and with the billboards, we help promote Bright Hope’s cause.