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Honoring Concordia's Dr. Morton

It is my privilege to partner with Dr. Morton for these past six years. Dr. Morton’s passion for education has gone beyond her position as Dean of the School of Education (retired) at Concordia University Irvine. For six years she has wholeheartedly committed to serving the children at...

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Time for a Summer to Remember

My youngest child has just finished 8th grade, and we are going through the timeless ritual of deciding how she can fill her summer days. School is out for the Village of Hope’s school-aged children, and they are at home too, for the next two months! Here at the Village of Hope, we...

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It’s Never Too Late

I want to thank Tustin Unified School District, who has partnered with Orange County Rescue Mission’s Sunwest Bank Success Center. Tustin Unified believes it is never too late to get a high school diploma, and so do we. All residents, regardless of age, are required to complete their...

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Fathers Becoming Dads

Anne Geddes once said “Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” This is the inscription on a plaque that my children gave me on a Father’s Day.  I believe a dad is someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules, shines

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Thanks to LG and United Stores, Inc.!

I want to thank LG Home Appliances for their very generous donation of all of the appliances needed to furnish Tustin Veterans Outpost. And thank you also to United Stores, Inc. for collecting and delivering all of the appliances. A total of 32 major appliances, including...

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Thank You Zerorez Socal in Irvine

Thanks to our friends at Zerorez Socal in Irvine, the rooms at the Village of Hope are looking better than ever! Eric Bollman and the @Zerorez team brought their 5-star rated carpet cleaning services to Village of Hope and cleaned 10 bedrooms for our residents. Upkeep on our Village of...

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Transformation in growth

When Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope was designed, I wanted to have a garden incorporated into the area as a place for the students to be able to experience nature as well as witness the fruit of their labor.  A garden seemed to me to be a perfect representation of the...

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Thank you Irvine Target volunteers!

Thank you to the generous volunteers from Target in Irvine!  Their help prepping and serving meals in our kitchen as part of Target’s National Week of Giving was recognized in the Daily Pilot, which you can read here.  Volunteers and groups such as this one leave a lasting impact as...

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