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OC Rescue Mission calls on community to donate hygiene items for its residents

Orange County Rescue Mission has recently announced an urgent need for hygiene items for its 155 residents living at the Rescue Mission’s transitional living facilities for homelessness in Orange County. The organization is seeking help from the local community to provide basic hygiene items for the homeless men, women and children living at the facility.

These donations are more important now than ever before, as donations at the Rescue Mission have fallen significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Jim Palmer, President of Orange County Rescue Mission.

“The pandemic continues to affect the local community, which has ultimately led to an increase in homelessness,” says Palmer. “With the influx of homeless individuals and a drop in donations, we are currently experiencing a lack of basic hygiene necessities for the homeless men, women and children at Village of Hope. We are urgently asking for donations of these items, so we are able to provide basic hygiene needs to these homeless individuals.”

If in a position to donate, Orange County Rescue Mission is requesting the following items:

  • Soap bars
  • Shampoo bottles
  • Underwear for kids (all sizes)
  • Underwear for women (all sizes)
  • Toothpaste tubes
  • Shaving cream
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Laundry detergent
  • Toilet paper rolls

“We are constantly blown away by the amount of support and love we receive from the local community, even during these unprecedented times,” says Palmer. “We hope that once again, our generous community will join us in giving back to those who are less fortunate.”

Anyone wishing to donate any of the items listed above may drop off donations at Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope located at 1 Hope Drive, Tustin, California, 92782. Donations can also be purchased online and delivered to this address. For more information, please visit: https://www.rescuemission.org/hygiene-needs-2021/.

The donation warehouse is open between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

About Orange County Rescue Mission
Orange County Rescue Mission’s goal is to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the Least, the Last, and the Lost of our community through the provision of assistance in the areas of guidance, counseling, education, job training, shelter, food, clothing, health care and independent living communities.

The Rescue Mission was formed as a faith-based organization in 1963. Since that time, the Rescue Mission has shared hope through Jesus Christ to those without hope in Orange County. Our programs are designed to give comprehensive services that move homeless men, women, veterans, and children to self-sufficiency. Its programs and dedication to going above and beyond have earned the organization numerous recognitions including Charity Navigator’s highest rating of 4 stars.

To make a donation or inquire about volunteer opportunities with Orange County Rescue Mission, please contact (714) 247-4300 or visit www.rescuemission.org.

This article was released by the Orange County Rescue Mission.