Homelessness and Poverty in Orange County

The Problem: Homelessness and Poverty Homelessness and poverty are widespread issues that, combined, affect millions of people nationwide, and hundreds of thousands of people in Orange County alone. On a single night in 2014, more than 575,000 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States—meaning they were sleeping outside or in an emergency shelter or [...]

By |2019-08-09T16:06:45-07:00September 26th, 2016|Poverty|Comments Off on Homelessness and Poverty in Orange County

7 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer

Reason #1: You Feel a Sense of Duty This is why we started Volunteer Network OC: we believe that those who are more fortunate should help those who are less fortunate.  You may have been blessed with a good family, a nice home, mental and physical health, the opportunity to receive a good education, etc.  [...]

By |2019-08-09T16:07:25-07:00September 26th, 2016|VNOC, Why Volunteer|Comments Off on 7 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer

Wanda Witter – A Determined and Courageous Woman

Wanda Witter On August 22 and 23, 2016, the Washington Post reported about 80-year old Wanda Witter.  Ms. Witter was formerly a machinist in New York who manufactured turbine and engine parts.  After she lost her job at Ingersoll Rand, she moved in with her daughter in Colorado, and began to plan [...]

By |2019-06-28T15:57:36-07:00September 26th, 2016|Inspiring Stories|0 Comments

Meet James Brooks – An Angel Among Us

James Brooks is a living inspiration.  Once homeless himself, James now serves as Mercy House’s O.C. Programs Director, Emergency Services for individuals experiencing homelessness. In the process of launching our website, we approached Mercy House for assistance with a video project.  We were looking to meet, speak with, and videotape some of the people in [...]

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