Hope Crisis Response Network

15 Nov

What We’re Praying For

The end of the year is approaching quickly, and we have many needs and prayer requests! We are moving forward with TWO dormitory builds, one in Butte County and the other in Shasta County. These dorms will be used to house volunteers as we rebuild in communities impacted by the Carr Fire and Camp Fire. We are praying for funding to be swift, for design to go smoothly, and for construction to be expedited. As 2020 approaches, we are beginning a large...

28 Oct

The Kincade Fire

UPDATED 11/4/19: ALL EVACUATIONS LIFTEDThank you for your concern for HCRN, our staff and our homeowners. Although we are experiencing power shut offs, high winds, and fire, at this time everyone is safe. We appreciate your offers of help and please follow our Facebook page for updates.All shelters are currently at capacity. With the on going power shut offs, shelters are difficult to open and maintain. The shut offs have also made it difficult for our church partners to...

28 Oct

Kincade Fire Update

UPDATED 11/4/19: ALL EVACUATIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTEDThank you for your concern for HCRN, our staff and our homeowners. Although we are experiencing power shut offs, high winds, and fire, at this time everyone is safe. We appreciate your offers of help and please follow our Facebook page for updates.All shelters are currently at capacity. With the on going power shut offs, shelters are difficult to open and maintain. The shut offs have also made it difficult for our church...

26 Sep

What Rebuilding Looks Like

HCRN came to Northern California following the Valley Fire that destroyed much of Middletown and the surrounding area. This is a rural community in the poorest county of California. The Valley Fire swept through the neighborhood of Anderson Springs and destroyed 179 homes, leaving only 19 standing. It is a neighborhood with one entrance and exit. It was nestled along a mountain stream in the woods and was a place where people sought solitude and the comfort of nature. HCRN...

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...

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