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Hope Center opens in NW Roanoke

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - An organization in the Star City wants to help more children succeed. Volunteers with the Hope Center held their grand opening Sunday.

The goal of the center is help children with after school activities and keep kids active so they can stay out of trouble and become a productive citizen in society. At the center parents who attended the grand opening the center is vital to the West End Community.

"They can come and be safe and get help with homework and they're not only worried about helping children with homework but the care about the children," Amanda Jones who is a parent said.

Jones said the center is helping her child, by hosting a fundraiser for her daughter to continue her college education.

"I appreciate everything the Hope Center is doing without them I know my daughter will be successful but I know a lot of the children in this neighborhood are going to be successful," Jones said.

Grover Price is the director of the Hope Center and he said the reason he started it was because he felt it was needed in the community.

"Our purpose is to build the kids to be future leaders of our community we want to teach them responsibility and accountability and teach them how to survive out here in this world," Price said.

Jones said the process to get the center started took about a month and he hopes other people will get involved to give back to the youth.

"This is a community effort we cant do this by ourselves so we just hope that everyone will get on board with what we're doing" Price said.

The center is located on 506 11th Street in Roanoke. If you would like to help with the fundraiser https://www.gofundme.com/7v9c2hnk