+ Transformation takes all shapes & forms at the Rescue Mission +
We are beyond excited for the gift of this new work-out room, remodeled by our friends Mike Sommers, Bruce Batcheller and their team from Excel Packaging: YOU GUYS ROCK!!! Our ladies & gentlemen at the Village of Hope love getting on a healthy track and now they can get a good work-out on our campus.
#workout #rescueoc #rescuemission #healthylifestyle #transformation #fitfam #excelpackaging #volunteers #socialgood
You’re probably wondering why I would write about Thanksgiving in the middle of September. But we served 2,765 meals each week this summer. Which means we’ve got to restock our pantry shelves before the real busy season hits. We’re still serving meals every day — while we plan and shop for holiday dinners that serve hundreds of hungry men, women and children.
"I was working 2 jobs, 7 days a week. But it wasn’t enough to pay for rent and food. “I didn’t have a lot of time with my family. I couldn’t even go to church. With a family, it was scary facing homelessness.
Your giving has helped families like Edgar and Carla stay off the streets in our Hope Family Housing units. With our variety of programs, we are able to meet families at their point of need and help them attain a better life.
#hope #homeless #rescueoc #rescuemission #nonprofit #socialgood #family #orangecounty
The team of individuals that serves at the Orange County Rescue Mission is critical in how well we champion our cause.
We are seeking to fill a Controller position on our Accounting team to assist in the crucial and highly accountable task of handling our finances.
This job is not merely handling expenses and budgeting, we hope to add an individual to our team that first and foremost desires to…
“I’ve been homeless and on the streets for 23 years,” Boston says in between bites of hearty chili.“ Life exposed is dangerous, lonely and frustrating. Decent food is hard to find. “I love this chili,” Boston smiles, the deep lines on his face framing a pair of kind eyes. “If this truck didn’t show up, I don’t know what I’d eat.”
Help us feed homeless guys like Boston with our Chili Van outreach where we bring dinner to the streets »> http://bit.ly/1ojMvIx (( link in profile))
#homeless #rescuemission #chilivan #santaana #facesofhomelessness #invisiblepeople #recovery #servinghope #rescueoc #feedthehungry
+ Focusing on the families +
Because we are a program that houses men, women AND children, we place a huge emphasis on our children and their families with our Parenting and Child Enrichment Center.
The vision for the Village of Hope’s Parenting and Child Enrichment Center is to provide parents with practical, biblical, heart-based parent training and their children with a safe and secure environment for their enrichment and preparation for school.
The VOH staff took the time to recognize these parents on our campus with an appreciation lunch. Would you join us in encouraging these formerly homeless parents?
#homeless #rescuemission #focusonthefamily #biblicalfamily #God #christianvalues #recovery #Celebraterecovery
Exciting stuff is going on at our Corona Norco Rescue Mission. We can not wait to unveil to you an amazing new project that we are working on with the students called Restoration Roasters! We will tell you more soon, in the meantime, go like the new @restorationroasters ig account to stay up to date on all the happenings! We promise you have never seen anything like it before!
Donna is our September Employee of the Month.As many of your may know her, Donna is known as our “Ambassador” of the Village of Hope and is always showing the love and joy of Jesus. Donna is often the life of the party while she is often found around the Village guiding tours or cheerleading our students.
Help us appreciate and congratulate Donna on all she has done for the mission :: Thank you Donna!
#bts #employeeofthemonth #rescuemission #nonprofit #socialgood #church #fundraising #God
Employee of the Month – September
What is your full name? Donna Naccachian
Where did you grow up? I haven’t grown up yet. I’ll let you know…
How do you spend your free time? I’ve yet to have free time. I spend my life with friends and family partying with a purpose.
What’s your favorite food? Armenian food with a Mexican twist
What was your dream job? I never dreamt about work EVER. I only…
It’s a comfortably warm evening in Santa Ana. Blocks away, young families are strolling through a tree-lined Thursday Farmer’s Market.
Baskets of fresh berries overflow, lemonade in tall glasses, but here in a parking lot at the corner of Ross Street and Santa Ana Boulevard — site of Orange County’s Walk of Fame — there’s an entirely different gathering.
+ Serving Hope +
This week marks the beginning of our fall campaign to SERVE HOPE to the least, the last and the lost of Orange County, which we believe begins with the simple beginning of a meal for the hungry.
Our goal is to provide a total of 251,023 meals this fall and we need your help. If your heart is to make a difference in the lives of those in need you can begin by giving the gift of hope by buying a meal for just $1.48.
Buy a meal here > link in profile
#donate #volunteer #rescuemission #rescue #feedthehungry #homeless #orangecounty #recovery #socialgood #nonprofit
A nutritious meal, served with dignity, opens hearts to receiving help that goes beyond a good dinner.
Sometimes it takes a lot of meals to break down that wall. Sometimes it takes just one.
You can provide that meal for just $1.48
Serving Hope is your invitation to make a difference in the lives of hungry and homeless people in Orange County and Riverside this holiday season — and it starts…
Together we can make the difference between misery on the streets and life of purpose and joy. And our residents are so grateful. They’ve seen the worst life has to offer them and are overwhelmed by your graceful giving – your generosity toward someone you’ve never met.
You’re changing lives and our community when you buy a meal to feed the hungry of Orange County.
*Buy a meal here > link in profile
#fighthunger #rescuemission #rescueoc #homeless #facesofhomelessness #orangecounty #recovery #socialgood #nonprofit #volunteer
Have a safe & fun Labor Day weekend!
Thank you to The Habit Burger Grill for helping us celebrate the wrap up of summer at the Village of Hope. Jim Palmer and the Rescue Mission kids would like to wish you all a happy Labor Day weekend and cheers to a new season right around the corner!
#labordayweekend #summer #rescuemission #rescueoc #jimpalmer #homeless #socialgood #nonprofit
After wandering the streets of Orange County and struggling with drugs, alcohol and hopelessness for 30 years, David came to the Rescue Mission to seek help.
When we see the homeless like David on street corners, bus stops, off ramps and elsewhere, the temptation is to simply hand out our pocket change and be on our way, however, we have a better solution. To truly help the men, women and…