Hope Crisis Response Network

09 Nov

Paradise is Burning

A fire in Butte County of Northern California has consumed about 70,000 acres in the span of 24 hours. The fire is moving quickly and at the time of this writing is 5% contained. Current numbers coming from the sheriff’s department list 5 lives lost in the town of Paradise, which has experienced destruction on a large scale. HCRN is responding to what is being called at this time the Camp Fire. It is the 15th fire we have responded to...

19 Oct

Thinking Long Term

Of the many ways in which we serve, directly meeting the needs of those suffering is one of the greatest things we as Christians can do. Over the last few months, these articles have focused on how we’ve been meeting immediate needs as the wildfires in Northern California have blazed throughout the summer. Today, we take a look at volunteers who are building homes, and meeting the long term needs of fire survivors. The First United Methodist Church of Santa Rosa...

17 Sep

Peterson’s Commitment to the Community

A solid home is built on a firm foundation. That’s where every home starts, from the bottom up. Before a foundation can even be poured, however, a lot needs to happen. Ground needs to be excavated, dirt needs to be hauled away, forms need to be built to hold the cement, and, finally, a foundation is poured. Thanks to Peterson and their partner Navistar, we now have equipment specifically for this type of work. They proudly presented Hope Crisis Response...

09 Aug

Mendocino Complex and Carr Fires

Currently, there are several large fires raging in Northern California, our team is working long hours to provide assistance and training. However, the increased need has put a strain on our camp and staff. We need your help! The Medocino Complex Fire is the largest in state history, and the Carr fire has destroyed over 1,000 homes.  As of this writing, our staff and volunteers have been focusing our efforts on the emergency shelters and immediate needs. You can help,...

06 Aug

Planning a Volunteer Team

Planning a volunteer trip takes quite a bit of coordinating, and you’ll likely have many skilled people ready to work. Making sure your group is putting their time and talents to good use is our top priority. That’s why we at Hope City decided to give you a little insight into how we do things at our camp. Our promise to you and your team is Good Work, Good Rest and Good Food! Our first promise to you is Good Work....

06 Aug

A Brief Update on Redding

We sent out an update on the Mendocino Complex Fire and the Carr Fire on Friday. Today, we want to follow up with some information on what we’ve been doing while these fires have pushed many out of their homes. Our volunteers have been helping out at the emergency shelters, serving meals and helping distribute items as necessary. In addition to serving, we’ve been making deliveries to the shelters across Lake County. Each site has it’s own specific needs, and our...

25 Jun

The AmeriCorps Crew

“I wanted to spend a year doing service.” Bree Dion is team leader for the AmeriCorps crew currently stationed at our home base in Middletown, California. The team is made up of 11 18-24 year olds who have all decided they wanted to give back to communities affected by natural disasters. This team is a part of AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps, or NCCC. The program consists of three rounds spent around the country in various capacities. Bree’s team is in...

14 May

Inspiring Hope Shed Build for Sonoma County Fire Survivors

Volunteers from all over the North Bay will be joining together to build and deliver 100 sheds in just one day, on June 9. The sheds will store tools and equipment for fire survivors who will be rebuilding their homes. Hope City staff, partners and volunteers will host the event at Piner High School, 1700 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa, California from 8 am – 4 pm. Teams of four to eight volunteers will be paired with a homeowner for the day;...

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