Cheers to Two Local Restaurants

Cheers to Two Local Restaurants Last month, Friends of Volunteer Network OC spent the morning helping homeless men and women in Laguna Beach. We handed out Bombas socks, lunch bags, blankets and face masks, and we spent time talking to many of the individuals living on the streets of Laguna. After it was over, Cheryl [...]

By |2020-10-21T20:13:11-07:00October 21st, 2020|Inspiring Stories|Comments Off on Cheers to Two Local Restaurants

A Note From Our Intern Matthew Plaza

A Note From Our Intern Matthew Plaza Hello supporters and volunteers of Volunteer Network OC, Over the past ten weeks, I have had the honor of being the Community Outreach intern for Volunteer Network OC (VNOC). I am so happy to have found a group of people that are dedicated to helping others. There is [...]

By |2020-10-01T21:19:52-07:00September 29th, 2020|Inspiring Stories|Comments Off on A Note From Our Intern Matthew Plaza

HEART HAPPY

It's encouraging to see how, even in the midst of challenging times, our communities are finding ways to support one another. Thank you so much. I thought this would be a good time to write a happy blog. Last November, we had our first annual gala at Wilcox Manor in Tustin. Here is a previous [...]

By |2020-03-25T20:28:27-07:00March 25th, 2020|Inspiring Stories|Comments Off on HEART HAPPY

Ask Not What You Can Do For Yourself, But What You Can Do for Others

Ask Not What You Can Do For Yourself, But What You Can Do for Others Over the past couple of weeks as the COVID-19 crisis has hit our communities, we witnessed a couple of acts of true kindness.  We would like to share them with you as a reminder that we are a compassionate, [...]

By |2020-03-18T10:09:40-07:00March 16th, 2020|Inspiring Stories|Comments Off on Ask Not What You Can Do For Yourself, But What You Can Do for Others

Two People with Different Stories-Same Result

If you read the Orange County Register, you know about the plight of the homeless in Orange County, the tents along the Santa Ana River trail and the Santa Ana Civic Center, and the federal lawsuits to force our county and cities to do something. Seven years ago, Orange County adopted a 10-year plan [...]

By |2019-08-09T16:04:16-07:00March 20th, 2019|Inspiring Stories|Comments Off on Two People with Different Stories-Same Result

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