About Us

Mission Statement:

HOPE 2 ONE LIFE, INC., is a faith based, non-profit organization that provides hope, clean water, health care and educational resources for impoverished people.

Our Vision:

Through personal contact and professional connection, HOPE 2 ONE LIFE, INC., supports water and sanitation projects, medical clinics, healthcare and education for people in need.

Our Values:

Each life is valued.  All persons are respected as human beings. Non-discriminatory care and resources are available to impoverished persons, regardless of their sex, religion, tribe or color.

Our Goals:

Women and family empowerment toward self-independence and a sustainable future.  Christ centered community development.

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Hope 2 One Life is a non-profit corporation,
registered as a 501(c) 3 with the IRS.
Tax ID number 64-0954902

Beginning with One Life

Our community’s interest in providing clean water for under- developed countries began with the life of one boy, Kenneth Mwanje. In 2004, A Ugandan boy with sickle cell disease was brought to Billings, Montana, by Nadine Hart, Physician Assistant, for medical help at St. Vincent Healthcare. He suffered from severe destruction of his hips making every step painful.

Bone destruction is only one facet of sickle cell disease which affects many young Africans like this boy. The most important intervention to prevent painful crisis in sickle cell disease is hydration. Clean water to provide vigorous hydration for those with sickle cell is not available in many countries.  This one boy has now been blessed with two new hips, by Dr. Dean Sukin, so that he now walks without pain.

With Dr. Marty Lucas, Dr. Ed Malters and a team of physicians and healthcare providers, good nutrition and plenty of water, he now rarely has problems with sickle cell crisis.  Now, healthy, Kenny, illiterate, has concentrated on his education through many volunteers, tutoring provided by Sylvan Learning and eventually attending Billings Central Catholic High School and Lincoln Center.

He obtained his GED and graduated from Rocky Mountain College with a BS in Computer Information Systems.  Hope 2 One Life has been formed by those who have been touched by this young boy’s life with the goal to help others like him by bringing them the resource of clean water and the knowledge to care for this resource.

Recognizing the water and health crisis – Desire to give Hope to people in need

In November 2006, a missions team from Billings, through Far Reaching Ministries, traveled to Uganda.  The team spent time in Entebbe, LRA war torn Northern Uganda – Kitgum and a Family Empowerment – Canaan Farm near Masindi, a fantastic haven for those who have fled the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). We taught about hygiene, handwashing, sanitation and health issues. We brought medical supplies and helped with medical clinics in each village. We became acutely aware that we could treat illnesses with medicines, but the illnesses would recur unless we addressed the source of most of the problems – water. Unless the resource of clean water is available to the people teaching about health and hygiene is futile.

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), formed in 1987, is a rebel self-proclaimed Christian guerrilla army operating mainly in northern Uganda. The group is engaged in an armed rebellion against the Ugandan government in what is now one of Africa’s longest-running conflicts. The LRA is accused of widespread human rights violations, including mutilation, torture, rape, the abduction of civilians, the use of child soldiers (30,000 abducted) and a number of massacres. 1.7 million people have been internally displaced. For the past 3 years there has been no war activity in N. Uganda, although a peace treaty has yet to be signed. Hope 2 One Life has listened to the people of Uganda affected by the LRA War.

This is their cry…. ”Help us to save the orphans and children and give them an opportunity for their future. We have no clean water. We have little food, no cattle and no seeds. Our clothes are rags. We are weak and struggling to build new huts. The trading center is very far and we must walk hours. There is no school. No work. Look around you, the children are sick. We are all suffering. Remember, we are human beings too. God help us.” Awal IDP Camp 2007

Hope 2 One Life has not forgotten. What first began with recognizing the water and health crisis in 2006, Hope 2 One Life has evolved into the development of a post-war recovery and sustainability model. In collaboration with Ugandans from Northern Uganda and other NGO’s setting the standard on the Family Empowerment Uganda – Canaan Farm, H20 has developed a post-war community development recovery model promoting empowerment of families and individuals with sustainable solutions: Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene; Shelter and Settlement; Food Security and Nutrition through Agriculture; Health Care, Education and Village Health Training Support; Psychosocial and Spiritual Support; Education and Vocational Training; Income Generation.

We hope that our efforts will begin a self-sufficient process to provide clean water, improve health, support education and training and give hope to people in need while sharing the love of God. Hope 2 One Life, Inc. was co-founded by Physician Assistant, Nadine Hart and Dr. Marty Lucas in 2007.

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak…those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:29-31

Board of Directors

Nadine Hart, MMSc. PA-C
Physician Assistant, St. Vincent Healthcare; Billings MT
Chair and President

William P. Hart, Jr.
Retired Financial Executive; Pacifica CA
Treasurer

Stephanie Bond
Business Associate, St Vincent Healthcare; Billings MT
Assistant Treasurer

Ranae Parker
Teacher;  Billings MT
Secretary

John Standish
Retired co owner and VP, Energy Laboratories;  Billings MT
Vice President

Tom Osborne, PH
Professional Hydrologist, HydroSolutions, Inc.; Billings MT
Vice President

Leigh Taggart, RN, MPH
Registered Nurse;  Canada
Vice President

Dulcy Niemela

Anderson Zehrhmuellen, Accountant

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Dr. Marty Lucas, MD
Physician, Frontier Cancer Centers; Billings MT
Medical Director

Stewart Kirkpatrick
Attorney, Crowley Fleck, PLLP; Billings MT
Counsel at Large

Financial Accountability

Financials 2016

Financials 2015

Financials 2014

Financials 2013

Financials 2012

Financials 2011

Financials 2010

Financials 2009

 

 

H2O in the News

See the link below to access a recent Billings Gazette article by Sue Olp, who wrote a great story about Hope 2 One Life’s World Water Day and the Walk For Water event coming up this Saturday, April 2.

http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/walk-for-water-puts-spotlight-on-needs-progress/article_18f4e7c0-437c-5f28-a8a0-d54650ad7963.html

His brother’s keeper: Family ties
come in all shapes, sizes and textures

By Dan Carter

For Kenny Mwanje, they reveal a life wracked by the pain of a deteriorating hip, too many hospital visits and living as an outcast. That’s a lot of life experience to see before you are 22.

For his brother, Ronnie Nsubuga, the eyes show a compassion and understanding beyond his years. At 29, he’s served as pastor and confidant for people taking their last breaths and he’s been big brother, parent and guiding light for three siblings…. Read More!

From Pacifica to Uganda, Nadine
Hart builds paths of hope and recovery (part 1)

By Jean Bartlett

Nadine Hart was just back in Pacifica for her 30-year Terra Nova High School reunion and had a wonderful time reconnecting with old friends. She also took long walks along familiar favorite places – Linda Mar Beach and Rockaway, and in the hills in the back of the valley. And as she walked she thought of the many here who have inspired her to go out into the world and make something of herself…Read More!

From Pacifica to Uganda, Nadine
Hart builds paths of hope and recovery (part 2)…Continue reading here

Ugandan boy brought to Billings
for medical help

By James Woodcock

Terry Fettig holds Roger Ssambatya, a 14-year-old boy from Uganda who will receive medical treatment in Billings.

Roger has been in Billings two weeks and his rescuers are still incredulous that he’s finally here…Read More!

Providers bring medical aid to
Uganda

By Diane Cochran

Despite losing their parents in a ghastly war and suffering other inconceivable horrors, the children a Billings-based group of American missionaries met in Kitgum, Uganda, had the broadest grins the Americans had ever seen.

“They have such big smiles,” said Dr. Marty Lucas, an oncologist affiliated with St. Vincent Healthcare. “They can smile bigger than any other group of people. They smile with their whole faces.” … Read More!

Liquid assets

By Eve Byron

Uganda is a long way from Montana, but the chance to help some small communities improve their water quality and quantity was a powerful draw for Dave Donohue….Read More!

Contact Information

For general questions or inquiries contact:
hope2onelife@gmail.com

For information on Clean water/Water quality projects contact:
Tom Osborne     –    tomo@hydrosi.com      –      406-655-9555

For information on World Water Day, In-kind donations and all programs contact:
Nadine Hart   –    nadine.hart@gmail.com    –      406-861-3166

For Information on Missions and Health Care/Clinics  contact:
Leigh Taggart    –   leightski1@yahoo.com    –    406-599-4848

Hope 2 One Life

P.O. Box 21112

Billings, MT  59104

406-861-3166   hope2onelife@gmail.com