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OC Rescue Mission in critical need of hygiene items for children and adults living at transitional housing facility

Orange County Rescue Mission has recently announced an urgent need for hygiene items for its homeless men, women, children, and veterans residing at Village of Hope and Tustin Veterans Outpost, two of the organization’s transitional living facilities in Orange County.

The nonprofit is asking the local community to donate a variety of hygiene items such as soap bars, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, and undergarments for women and children.

“The health and wellness of the individuals and families living at our facilities has always been extremely important to us,” says Jim Palmer, President at Orange County Rescue Mission. “We are urgently asking for donations of these items, so we are able to provide basic hygiene needs to these homeless individuals, as we are going through approximately 1,500 hygiene items per month to ensure proper safety and health for all of our residents.”
Orange County Rescue Mission is calling on the community for support and is requesting the following items:

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

“When individuals and families come to Village of Hope, it is our goal to foster a safe, warm and welcoming environment,” says Palmer. “Access to basic necessities and hygiene items is a foundational element of establishing a secure place for them to rebuild their lives.”

Donations may be dropped off at Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope located at 1 Hope Drive, Tustin, California, 92782, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Donors may also purchase these items online and have them delivered to this address.

For more information about the urgent hygiene needs, please visit: https://www.rescuemission.org/hygiene-needs-2021/.

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 Orange County Rescue Mission.