It’s Christmas in July!

Tis the season!  Each year, Orange County Rescue Mission partners with Chick-Fil-A, Tustin Auto Center, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Tustin to bring the spirit of Christmas to the Village of Hope – in July! This event is of course a favorite of the residents of the Rescue Mission.  Event partners and volunteers from […]

Congrats to the 2017 Veteran of the Year: Douglas Marquis!

Congratulations to 2017 Veteran of the Year for the 68th Assembly District, our very own Douglas Marquis! Douglas was selected by Assemblyman Steven S. Choi, and was honored at the Annual Veterans Recognition by the California State Assembly. Douglas’ proud mother and father were welcomed at the ceremony as well. I have known Douglas through […]

Marconi Automotive Museum & Foundation for Kids Doing Good for Children of Orange County

Last month, we were able to host great friends of ours, the Marconi Automotive Museum & Foundation for Kids, for a visit to the Village of Hope!  Marconi Automotive Museum is not only a neighbor of ours and a fellow member of the Tustin community, they are also long-time supporters of Orange County Rescue Mission. […]

A Legacy of Hope: Marci’s Story

Just a few weeks ago, the Rescue Mission congratulated its most recent group of graduates as one chapter of their journey comes to a close, and another begins. At each graduation, I have the privilege of introducing the Valedictorian, who shares a few words with their peers, friends, family, and guests. This Summer Graduation’s valedictorian […]

A Summer Scientific Adventure!

Summer is in full-swing at the Rescue Mission and the children here are enjoying the sunshine and freedom!  Alongside some wonderful community partners, the Rescue Mission puts on a summer program each year called Summer to Remember, which gives these children a summer of fun, memorable and educational activities to fill their days. One of […]

Thank You, Craig Furniss!

When it came time to choose a keynote speaker for the 2017 Summer Graduation, Craig Furniss came to mind immediately.  Craig is a wonderful advocate and passionate liaison of the Orange County Rescue Mission.  He has been a key advocate in connecting his church, Trinity United Presbyterian Church, to our community. He is a friendly […]

Summer 2017 Graduation: Stories of Hope and Restoration

How can I best describe the atmosphere at a Rescue Mission graduation?  Let me do my best: You can feel it in the room.  The joy of renewed hope and a life transformed in Christ.  The peace, strength, and excitement of the graduates in knowing they are freed from the pain of the past, the […]

Born Again on the Fourth of July

Born Again on the Fourth of July* This was written by David Mathis on Desiring God’s blog: “Finally, for now, it continues to be legal to speak the gospel in public in these united states, and even to press for repentance and faith. This is a glorious liberty. Let’s make the most of it while […]

300 More People Helped, Thanks to Bank of America!

Thanks to Bank of America, 300 more people will be able to leave the streets and be provided with food, shelter, and basic needs! As part of Bank of America’s work to support economic mobility, the company has awarded $610,000 in grants to 40 nonprofits working to increase basic needs, education, and workforce development opportunities […]

A Father’s Journey: Eddie’s Story

  Last Saturday, Eddie Mejia completed the journey he began over a year and a half ago.  As he crossed the stage and accepted his diploma as a symbol of his graduation from the Rescue Mission program, he reflected on the long road that had led him to this moment.  A rough and difficult journey, […]


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