2016 ‘Tree of HOPE’ Planting

Melanie’s HOPE’s 2016 Annual Event was cancelled due to the unforeseen devastation caused by the floods on June 23, 2016 across the state West Virginia. In lieu of HOPE’s event we held a small ceremony where HOPE dedicated it’s “Tree of HOPE’ at Coonskin park in in honor of West Virginia’s Missing Persons.

Also, through the efforts of Melanie’s HOPE, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed a proclamation declaring July 2016 as Missing Person’s Month in the state of West Virginia. The proclamation along with all of West Virginia’s missing were read during this event along with a small balloon release dedicated to all of West Virginia’s Missing Persons.