Outreach Update! The Exchange Club of Irvine donated $500 towards the purchase of supplies needed to create backpacks for homeless Veterans here in Orange County. The Tustin Exchange Club created the Homeless Veteran's Backpack Project and raised almost $16,000. With these donations, 105 backpacks were distributed, and $5,000 was set aside with the Orange County Rescue Mission for future backpack projects.
Jesus, an Army combat veteran and the outreach person from the OC Rescue Mission, has started distributing these backpacks. Recently, Jesus met Mark (US Army) and Daniel (US Army) who were both very grateful.
Thanks to the kind donations of our Exchange Club members for helping this project become a reality! There are currently 1,300 homeless veterans in OC, so this is only the beginning of the Exchange Club of Irvine's outreach in our community.