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10 Ways You Can Make A Difference

Do you want to make a difference in your community, but you don’t know where to begin? Make an impact in the lives of a homeless family at the Rescue Mission with these 10 ways to give a hand up rather than a hand out. 1. Sponsor a meal: Did you know just $1.48 provides

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$123,965 a year with zero to do!

Who has a government job that pays $123,965 and has a $1 million dollar office budget, but has nothing to do?  If you guessed Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, you guessed correctly.  Recently Lt. Gov. Newsom was seen having a picture taken of him and a young boy in the Capital.  As the young...

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Family Camp

It has been a long time dream of mine to see families in the Orange County Rescue Mission’s program enjoy quality time together in the great outdoors as part of their rehabilitation process. Our Double R Ranch in Warner Springs has the perfect setting for families to enjoy this...

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Out of the Park

I get to see Tim working hard every day as he cleans around my office and our support staff’s work spaces.  His smile is perpetual and his optimism is contagious.  Believe it or not, Tim was homeless, sleeping in a park. But because of your gifts, Tim doesn’t have sleepless...

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Thank You State Street Foundation

The State Street Foundation has been a consistent and treasured partner of the Orange County Rescue Mission for many years. Over time, State Street has funded the Village of Hope’s Child Development Program, helped initiate a culinary arts program for homeless residents of the Village...

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Greenlight Says Go

… to the Circus! Taking kids to the circus for the first time is almost more entertaining than the actual acrobats and elephants. Eleven 3 and 4 year-olds from the Orange County Rescue Mission were granted a trip to the circus yesterday where they all had the opportunity to enjoy...

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Concordia Camp Rocks!

What do hiking, tennis, and rocket launching have to do with homelessness? How about offering all of these summer camp perks to kids who have come off the streets and are being equipped to break future generations of homelessness? Concordia University faculty and students are regulars...

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Ending Homelessness

How does a City make a positive impact on ending homelessness?  Just ask the City of Tustin. I had the honor of being a Guest Columnist for the Orange County Register’s Tustin News section on Thursday, July 18th. In this particular piece, I invite other Orange County cities to...

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Let's Go to Church

Bob Shank is a great friend of mine that recently shared this message: “And go to church next Sunday.” Ed McMahon spent years opening the Tonight Show with a dependable line: “Here’s Johnny!” That was the signal for Johnny Carson to emerge through the curtain and start his nightly...

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Success is in the Air

We congratulated a group of six men and seven women from the Orange County Rescue Mission campuses on the completion of the Road to Success workshop. Joey Gonzales, our career counselor proudly awarded each student with a certificate and a pin. Most of these formerly homeless students...

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