'Growing Pains' actor visits Lubbock for Operation Hope

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Updated: 3/23/2013 10:38 pm
One celebrity is lending his hand to help a Lubbock organization. Kirk Cameron is assisting Operation Hope in an effort to bring hope, medical and financial relief to those in need. 

The 'Growing Pains' actor also said it's important for him to join Operation Hope. The nonprofit organization's founder Dr. John Thomas said having Cameron on board will bring inspiration to those worldwide. 
     
"He has gone through the culture of Hollywood and has kept his faith strong and nothing speaks about a character of man, the volume of the man he is, so therefore he couldn't be a better fit for Operation Hope," Thomas said.

"It's hard not to want to be involved in an organization like Operation Hope because of the nature of their work," Cameron said. "They're helping people. They're providing medical attention, food and all sorts of things. Especially as a father of six children, if my kids need something and I wasn't able to have access to that kind of medical care- if they're things that they needed and they were coming purely driven by love and compassion to offer that to me. I would be so grateful and so I want to do what I can to get their mission furthered around the world."

FOX 34's Kurt Kiser was the emcee for the event. Operation Hope's main focus are areas like Haiti, Iraq, and Long Island, New York. 
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