Cooking Up Hope: Thank You Imperial Commercial Cooking Equipment!

Ten years ago, the Village of Hope opened and everything was bright, shiny and new, especially the kitchen!  Over the years, the state-of-the-art equipment did its best and served us well, but understandably suffered wear and tear from providing thousands of meals each day, especially as we have taken on providing meals for our Chili […]

Doing the Right Thing for the Right Reasons: Thank you Stater Bros.!

A few weeks ago, Stater Bros. opened their newest location right in here in Tustin just a few blocks down from the Village of Hope.  I was graciously invited to attend and to say a few words at the ceremony, which was a wonderful honor. True to their motto of “doing the right things for […]

Marty’s Quilts Are Warming Hearts

Marty Hammond is excellent at designing and sewing beautiful hand-crafted quilts. Her home in Foothill Ranch is bedecked with examples of her fine quilt-making. Quilting is not merely a hobby for Marty. She loves to sew and she believes it is an important way for her to give back. The past few years have presented […]

Thank you Cambro!

Every day, the Rescue Mission kitchen provides 3,165 meals for hundreds of  people. At the Village of Hope alone, we serve 633 meals to over 200 homeless individuals that otherwise would not have a hot meal. Because of this, it is extremely important to keep the Rescue Mission kitchen in the best shape possible. And […]

A True Inspiration

When a community invests in its children, it invests in its future. The Rescue Mission believes this, and our friends at Chick-Fil-A believe this.  Thanks to Chick-Fil-A’s generosity, the Rescue Mission is able to invest even further in the lives of homeless children. Orange County Rescue Mission has been chosen by the Chick-Fil-A Foundation to […]

Full Speed Ahead: Generous Donation Jump Starts Job Search

I would like to introduce you to Jeff and share with you a truly life-changing moment in Jeff’s life. Jeff Lagos has been a resident of the Rescue Mission since January 2016, when he hit his lowest point and decided to enter the Orange County Rescue Mission program.  Since arriving, he has worked hard to […]

Thank you, Office Star Products

Over the years, Orange County Rescue Mission has worked intentionally to create a budget that allows us to help as many hurting men, women and families in Orange County as possible. One way of doing this is to keep the Rescue Mission’s administrative budget low so a majority of funds are used directly to help […]

A Clean Slate

The Orange County Rescue Mission is a back-to-work program. That means that with each individual that walks through our front gates, our hope is that he or she will rediscover a hope for a future and a purpose to work toward in their families, careers and faith. This life-changing  process of transformation begins in the heart […]

Whole Hearts

If you prefer to shop with companies that are socially conscious and charitably generous, I am a first hand witness to the kindness of Whole Foods Market. Whole Foods is potentially most well known for their supply of high-end organic food, however, its nice to know that companies really put their money where their mouth […]

Helmets for the Kids

Donors that visit the Orange County Rescue Mission represent a spectrum of ages and backgrounds. What motivates each to give is always an interesting story in itself. Today a young man named Jonathan Van De Velde from Mater Dei High School stopped by the Village of Hope with two large boxes of helmets to visit […]


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