Volunteer Spotlight: Randi Bernstein

I would like to introduce you to another Orange County Rescue Mission superhero: Randi Bernstein! Randi Bernstein has created a wonderful partnership through the Exchange Clubs of Tustin and Irvine with the Tustin Veterans Outpost at Orange County Rescue Mission.  She is a wonderful supporter and advocate for our veterans.  She has invested in the […]

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 […]

Making a Difference in the Lives of Homeless Veterans

Once again I am overwhelmed by the support of our wonderful community!  This past week, over 40 individuals from well-known corporations throughout Orange County gathered at the Tustin Veterans Outpost in support of the cause of ending homelessness for veterans, one life at a time.  Each of these companies have committed to sponsor the Tustin […]

Thank you Excel Packaging!

The relationship between Orange County Rescue Mission and Excel Packaging began years ago when its founder, Mike Sommers, and his family asked how they could get involved with the Rescue Mission. It was then that the Sommers family first partnered with us by generously donating gym equipment to create the beautiful gym at the Village […]

Living at Tustin Veterans Outpost

It has been 8 months since the Tustin Veterans Outpost grand opening in June of 2016. I am thrilled to report that our newest campus is thriving, and the lives of veterans and their families are being restored! Here is a glimpse of life at the Outpost so far. One of the highlights of the […]

Play Bingo, Support Veterans

When the Tustin Veterans Outpost opened last year, I knew that the Exchange Club of Tustin would continue to be a tremendous help to the veterans and their families. What I had not foreseen was just how vital they would become to the success of this program, and in creating a community at the Outpost. […]

Today Is A Special Day

Today is a special day to me for many reasons. Veterans Day will always be dear in my heart because my son, Kody, has been part of the Air Force for the past 3 years. Over those 3 years, I have met many families who have shared their military experiences, revealing a deep need as […]

Baby Hope Comes Home!

(Photo by Joshua Sudock,Orange County Register/SCNG) , JOSHUA SUDOCK, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER I vividly remember the joy of bringing my children home for the first time. Children are a blessing from the Lord and it is time of celebration and excitement when a family grows. Unfortunately, this is not always the case for homeless and hurting […]

Thank You, Arizona Tile

Throughout the process of opening Tustin Veterans Outpost, I have been building relationships with community members, organizations, and companies. It is inspiring to see individuals and groups from various places and industries come together to support a common goal. As we began this project, one thing was very clear. The apartments were quite dated and […]

Together, Offering Hope to Veterans

For a project like the Tustin Veterans Outpost, support from individuals and the surrounding community is vital. The generosity of individuals in the community has been a tremendous help as the Outpost, our new transitional housing program for veterans, recently became operational. I would like to personally thank and recognize the individual supporters that have […]


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