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This author Travis Cox has created 44 entries.

30 Aug

Irvin Comes Home

It’s time again for our favorite story to tell: another person getting home! Today we welcome Janis Irvin into her home and celebrate with her and all of the organizations who came together to make it happen. Janis lost her home in the Valley Fire that swept through the Cobb Mountain area and destroyed much of Middletown, CA. HCRN and our building project, Hope City, were proud to partner with North Coast Opportunities and Hammers for Hope on Irvin’s home....

27 Aug

Raby Comes Home

It’s time again for our favorite story to share: a homeowner coming home. We were proud to celebrate the home dedication of Bill Raby and his family. They lost their home in the Redwood Valley Fire of 2017, and today they have a brand new home and a fresh start. HCRN was proud to host the dedication, which was attended by representatives from many of the organizations who partnered to make this home possible for Bill and his family. Those...

27 Aug

Dini and Bill

The process of long term recovery is not always easy for fire survivors. HCRN and our rebuilding project, Hope City, work to relieve some of the pressures homeowners face as they work to get home. It’s thanks to our volunteers who donate their time and labor to work on homes that we’re even to do as much as we do. Over the last decade, many of these volunteer teams have come from churches who decided to organize teams to work...

16 Aug

Quilts For Paradise

When disaster strikes, the people responding aren’t always well versed on how to handle everything. Many of the civilians involved are just trying to do whatever they can to help their community feel safe. When a new volunteer, someone who hasn’t had experience with disaster, first comes to assist, they can feel overwhelmed. When Wallace Haws came to Northern California, he was visiting with one of HCRN’s board members. He was taken to Paradise to see what disaster looks like...

02 Aug

ConGraduation!

This year HCRN and our building project, Hope City, were proud to be cosponsors of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) with North Coast Opportunities (NCO). We hosted a total of four teams, as these 18-24 year olds donated nearly a year of their life to serve communities across the US. On July 30, HCRN staff traveled to Sacramento, CA to celebrate the AmeriCorps graduation and to wish them well on their next adventures. To commemorate their time in...

12 Jul

The Four Corners

Volunteer teams are the life blood of HCRN’s disaster recovery and response work. This week, we were blessed to have volunteer teams in four counties. Each county is at a different point in the recovery process. To have this much support on these projects means so much to us and to the communities our volunteers have come to serve. Let’s take a quick look at the kind of work going on across Northern California. At our home base in Middletown, we...

28 Jun

The Kids Are Alright

We love hosting AmeriCorps teams. For the last several years, HCRN and our building project, Hope City, have been host to AmeriCorps teams from NCCC. This organization allows young adults to give a year of service and experience a wide variety of projects aimed at bettering communities. Their service is broken up into three rounds over the course of nine months. For third round this year, we’ve had a truly amazing and selfless group who have blown us away with...

27 Jun

Jones Comes Home

Today, we’re welcoming Deanna Jones back home. Northern California has been plagued with what seems like a new record breaking fire every year. So much of the national focus falls on these large and horrendous fires, and many of the, by comparison, smaller fires have been forgotten. The Clayton Fire ripped through Lower Lake and 175 homes were lost and many families displaced. Among those who lost their homes was Deanna Jones. Deanna moved to Lake County in 1995, looking...

21 Jun

Frost Comes Home

Every person we get home is one step closer to a community that feels whole. Charlotte Frost lost her home in the Valley Fire that nearly destroyed all of Middletown. As Frost has worked to get back home, she has dealt with cancer and treatments, as well as a number of other medical issues. Her son, Daniel, has been her biggest advocate, and we are so happy to welcome the Frosts home! On many of our projects here in Middletown, CA,...

14 Jun

Stay On the Plus Side

HCRN first came to Lake County after the Valley Fire that nearly destroyed the whole of Middletown. In the time since we arrived, we’ve been able to meet and assist some amazing people. Today we want to showcase some of the homeowners we’re working with on their journey back home: Jerry and Martha Hotchkiss. The Hotchkiss’s moved up to the Middletown area after having kids and living in Los Angeles. “Living in town is close quarters and it’s nice to get...

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