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What is Possum Trot? | Sound of Hope

by Angel Studios | June 14, 2024

Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot is set to hit theaters on July 4th. It's the true story of what can happen when a community stands up and fights for kids.

You know the movie is about foster kids but what is Possum Trot and what does it have to do with the film? Learn more about this community, the true story, and what Possum Trot can mean to each of us.

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What is Possum Trot?

Possum Trot is a town located in East Texas, right on the Louisiana border. The community is mostly home to deeply religious, working class African Americans. In the heart of the community lies Bennett Chapel, a place of worship for the local baptists.

In 1998, something monumental happened that would soon make national news.

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What Happened in Possum Trot?

Resident of Possum Trot Donna Martin, the star of our film and a real-life hero, felt compelled to adopt. With her conviction, she inspired her husband, the reverend at Bennett Chapel, and her local community to take up the charge to fight for kids too! By the end of it all, 22 families adopted 77 of the most difficult-to-place foster kids.

Soon, word got out about the life-changing generosity of this humble community! Donna and Reverend Martin and their selfless community were featured in national news outlets as the world looked in awe at their real, determined love.

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The Meaning of Possum Trot

There's one massive lesson we should take from the town of Possum Trot: Every child deserves a safe and happy home. There is no limit to what love can do and when we band together, there is new hope for the 100,000 kids waiting to be adopted in the foster care system.

The first step? Spread awareness about the foster care crisis and the power of adoption. The more people who see Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot, the more light will shine on this critical issue. Pay it Forward so everyone can know that there are children in need and that it's our time to stand up and fight!

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