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This author Travis Cox has created 35 entries.

29 Jan

The Final Stretch

As January comes to a close, we’re so happy to see the near completion on another one of our home rebuilds. Jocelyn French lives up on Cobb Mountain and lost her home in the Valley Fire of 2015. She’s grateful for so many things, and especially the volunteers who have helped work on her home, but today we wanted to focus on a few of the things she’s most excited about. The power to her home was connected recently which is...

29 Jan

My Experience in AmeriCorps NCCC

We’re very excited to have a guest writer in Lauren Martins, as she talks about her time with AmeriCorps so far: AmeriCorps NCCC was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It was senior year in high school and I didn’t have a clue what I was going to do after, until my friend told me about this program called Americorps NCCC. I became interested in it and did more research until I decided this is what I want...

15 Jan

What’s Cooking in Camp

Over the last few years, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting AmeriCorps teams as we’ve been rebuilding in Lake County, CA. This year, we’re pleased to be hosting not one, but two teams across two counties here in Northern California! The teams will be under the supervision of North Coast Opportunities and Hope City. For those unfamiliar with what AmeriCorps is: they’re a way for young people to serve across the country on a number of projects just like ours....

08 Jan

The Blessing of Bill

This year we welcomed on Bill Johnson as Hope City Construction Manager. We have been delighted by he and his wife Wendi, and today we wanted you to get to know them, too. Bill first met Wendi at Bible college, he was new on campus and played basketball, Wendi was a cheerleader. Because of how small she is, Wendi was always on the top of the pyramid. When Bill saw her, he told a friend, “I’m going to marry...

04 Dec

Volunteering in 2019

We here at HCRN like to focus on all the good work our volunteers do throughout the year. Without them, our endeavors would never even make it off the ground. That’s why today we’re asking for you and your teams to start thinking about next year and when you’d like to come to Northern California and assist in the rebuilding lot homes for those affected by natural disaster. When you work with us, you can expect three promises: Good Work, Good...

27 Nov

Giving Tuesday

We are so excited to be a part of Giving Tuesday and your end of the year giving! What is Giving Tuesday? It’s the capper to the the long weekend of shopping and sales where non-profits, like HCRN, ask for your support going into the New Year. Today, we’re focused on donations, both monetary and stock gifts, that will be used for home rebuilds and day to day operations. If you would like to donate, simply text ‘HCRN’ to 77977 or follow...

19 Nov

Serving Close to Home

HCRN and Hope City work hard to rebuild in a timely manner for our home owners. To do that, we work with volunteer teams from all over the country and North America. However, sometimes we get teams from much closer to home. That’s the case with this week’s team from the Tri-Valley Group of United Methodist Churches from the East Bay California. They were led by the extremely skillful Steve Elliott who took a short break from building to do...

19 Nov

Mickey’s Place

On a smokey day in November, we had the privilege to speak with Mickey Thibideau. Mickey will be receiving the first ADA home Hope City has built in Northern California. At the moment, he lives on the property with his daughter and her two children. Mickey uses a power wheel chair to get around and enjoys going down to the senior center most days for lunch. He’s affected by a disease which makes it difficult for him to stand and...

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...

30 Oct

Stronger Together

As a member of the Body of Christ, the most amazing thing to remember is that we are not alone in our endeavors. Because of our shared call to serve, HCRN likes to work with other organizations to help fill our volunteer needs, and the needs of our home owners. This week we were host to a team from Mennonite Disaster Service, an organization whose mission is to respond in Christian love to those affected by disaster. We love building...

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