Most people think it’s a typo when they read that Holly Tree Richardson has 25 children. It’s not.
Everyone would agree that raising 25 kids is enough, but not her. She served in the Utah House of Representatives and has been a political activist for decades. She is now a newspaper columnist and works for a nonprofit in Utah as well.
Recently, she visited Bangladesh to see how she and her organization could help the nearly 1 million Rohingya people who are now living in a refugee camp, having just escaped genocide with only their lives. She’s returning next week to start delivering relief.
Interview with Holly Richardson, the Communications Director of Hope Worldwide Utah.
The following is the pre-interview with Holly Richardson. Be sure to watch the recorded interview above.
What is the problem you solve and how do you solve it?
Our goal is to serve those with deep needs by helping to meet the most basic of needs: clean water, food, sanitation and love.
More about Hope Worldwide Utah:
Hope Worldwide Utah is a Salt Lake City based non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope and love to underprivileged and vulnerable individuals worldwide through humanitarian work, with a specific emphasis on refugees and orphaned children.
For-profit/Nonprofit: 501(c)3 Nonprofit
Revenue model: Fundraising/donations
Scale: No employees. Everyone is a volunteer at this point. We work in three countries right now: Belize, Turkey and Bangladesh. We look forward to growing!
Holly Richardson’s bio:
Holly Richardson graduated as a Registered Nurse at age 19 and two years later, married her husband, Greg. A year later, their first was born and after that, their family took the path less traveled. She and her husband adopted children from all over the world and ended up with 25. Thirty years after getting her Associate’s degree in Nursing, she went back to school and got a degree in Communication, with an emphasis in Public Relations. She is now in her last semester of a Master’s degree in Professional Communication. She will be starting a PhD program in the fall. She is also a columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune. In addition to her family, her great passion in life is international humanitarian work. She recently returned from working with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and has more trips in the works. She firmly believes everyone can make a difference because everyone can serve.
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