Eastern Kentucky Alumnus Leads International Needs and Education Foundation

Jared and Jennifer-Messenger

After meeting in the mission field in 2012, Jared E. Messenger (Delta Mu–Eastern Kentucky ’99) and his wife, Jennifer, decided they wanted to continue living lives dedicated to serving others.  In 2012, they founded Legacy of Hope Restored Foundation, a U.S.-based nonprofit that works to feed, educate, and mentor the economically poor and marginalized through meaningful partnerships with schools and organizations in the communities they serve.

Their two flagship programs are in Cartagena, Colombia, and Mendoza, Argentina, and their mission is “to secure and restore the humanity of impoverished children and families through the provision of basic needs and education.”

In Columbia, they have a tutoring program to help those children falling behind in school get the help that they need to not only survive but thrive. In Argentina, they support an educational program that serves at-risk children and families. It provides educational support, basic needs, and a supportive community for the children and families in the community.

Jared’s chapter brother, Josh Hale (Delta Mu–Eastern Kentucky ’00), also serves as President of the Board of the foundation. He is a 17-year veteran in policing and a national speaker on youth violence.