Clothing Donations at Clothing the Homeless

I am often asked how and where donations of clothes and other items that are needed by those we serve. As I was cleaning out my mother’s house after she passed away, I was looking into that same issue. I contacted one of the organizations we have on our website, Clothing the Homeless. I [...]

By |2022-06-21T18:24:35-07:00June 20th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Clothing Donations at Clothing the Homeless

Homeless Persons’ Inter-Religious Memorial Service 2021

Homeless Persons' Inter-Religious Memorial Service For thirty-one years, the National Coalition for the Homeless, the National Consumer Advisory Board, and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council have promoted an annual event to remember our neighbors who have died homeless during the year. In Orange County, the memorial service is now in its 6th [...]

By |2021-12-15T04:39:09-08:00December 14th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Homeless Persons’ Inter-Religious Memorial Service 2021

Our Blessings Count

Our Blessings Count As the holidays are approaching, I find myself thinking more about individuals and families without a place they call home. I realize how blessed we really are to have our family and friends to share Thanksgiving dinner and celebrate the holidays with. Recently I visited a family member in Portland Oregon. [...]

By |2021-11-18T20:20:06-08:00November 18th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Our Blessings Count

You Can Help

You Can Help I wanted to take a moment to thank all of our nonprofit organizations helping the homeless and disadvantaged in our communities. Also, thank you to our volunteers! If you have downloaded our free phone app on Google Play or The App Store, or have looked on our website, you'll notice that [...]

By |2021-07-28T18:45:15-07:00July 28th, 2021|News|Comments Off on You Can Help

Unity Is Strength

Unity Is Strength As we approach summer, all of us at Volunteer Network OC are encouraged. The spirit of volunteerism increased exponentially during the quarantine, and the Covid-19 positivity rate keeps dropping as the vaccinations are administered. We saw many new volunteers who wanted to help in any way they could. There were many [...]

By |2021-06-03T20:42:24-07:00June 3rd, 2021|News|Comments Off on Unity Is Strength

Some Good News

Some Good News Although, we must recognize all of the lives we have lost during these trying times and we grieve for their families and friends, we finally had great news here in California. Our COVID numbers are declining. Cases are down and our average positivity rate is dropping. Plus, our hospitalization admissions are [...]

By |2021-01-27T20:50:14-08:00January 27th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Some Good News

A Message Of Gratitude

A Message Of Gratitude At Volunteer Network OC, we realize what a challenging year 2020 has been. The amazing thing is that through it all, the spirit of helping others remained stronger than ever. We saw an increase in volunteers throughout the whole year. Although physical events were few, nonprofit organizations, churches and others, [...]

By |2020-12-27T13:51:45-08:00December 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on A Message Of Gratitude

Helping Our Homeless

Helping Our Homeless! While COVID-19 is still present and hopefully our infection numbers continue to decline, California continues its progress in helping to find shelter for our homeless neighbors. In the spring, Project Roomkey was introduced allowing California's homeless population to find shelter in motels to protect them from exposure to COVID-19. Then, in June, [...]

By |2020-09-08T21:05:37-07:00August 3rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Helping Our Homeless