United By A Cause Larger Than Commerce

Thanks to our friends at ­Paul’s Carpet Care, Zerorez, Beacon Carpet Cleaning, Max’s Carpet Care, Cole’s Carpet, Spotless Industries, Inc., and The Most Thorough, the rooms and offices at the Village of Hope are looking better than ever! These seven companies joined together to donate their services to the Rescue Mission and generously provide us […]

Pam Coles – Employee of the Month

Working at a non-profit, faith-based organization is an amazing employment opportunity. I am grateful to the many people who work with Orange County and Inland Empire Rescue Missions, as they dedicate themselves to contribute to the success of the ministry, knowing full well that their work serves a purpose so much greater than the accomplishment […]

Inspiration from a Community Leader

Recently I invited Peter Brakke to speak at our monthly staff gathering. You may not know the name of this influential leader, but you know his brand – Chick-fil-A. Peter is the owner of the Chick-fil-A restaurant in The District shopping center located in Tustin. What does a fast food chain owner have to do […]

Start Your Thanksgiving Day by Giving Back as a Family

Many of us parents look for ways to teach our kids to be thankful, and to give back. I especially have fun when we can do something together as a family. Orange County Rescue Mission’s Turkey Trot OC 5K Run/Walk is a great way to do just that. Start your Thanksgiving day by giving back […]

Matching Gifts Double the Impact

When you read my blogs, you know that Orange County Rescue Mission is about more than just handing out a meal. We offer services to people who want a hand up to transform their lives. But these people need to eat! Every day we provide thousands of meals. Right now, because of a $150,000 matching […]

Students Giving Back

Some of the most encouraging stories I hear about Orange County Rescue Mission students are about those students that give back. When someone has had a second chance in life, many in turn help others. It becomes a way of life for them to give. One such student is Chantel. When it came to family, […]

No Longer Just Surviving

As a child, Leticia never knew her dad. So her young life was spent trying to fill a hole in her heart. Before she knew it, she was on a dangerous path. “I grew up without a father, which led me to look for a father figure in men, anything that got [their] attention . […]

Share The Joy of Our 2016 Summer Graduates

One of my favorite events throughout the year is Orange County Rescue Mission’s graduation ceremonies. There is nothing more exciting than seeing an individual or a family that was once all too familiar with poverty, homelessness, hardship, and sorrow now cross the stage to receive a diploma that signifies much more than simply completing a […]

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 high school diploma, in order to be […]

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 Hope facility, and our several […]


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