Meadowlark Service League Awards Funds to Promote Healthy Lives
June 2013 - The Meadowlark Service League, a community organization supporting Ventura County non-profits, awarded a $14,500 grant to the Ventura County Rescue Mission and the Lighthouse for Women & Children. The mission is currently refurbishing an onsite gymnasium to promote healthy living for residents. They will be equipping the gym with a range of exercise equipment including treadmills, cross-trainers, stationery bikes, and elliptical machines. The Lighthouse for Women & Children seeks to replace worn out playground equipment to improve the health and safety of their youngest homeless guests.
The Gene Haas Foundation - A Generous Partner for 10 Years
May 2013 - The Gene Haas Foundation has supported the Ventura County Rescue Mission since 2003 and has made a positive impact in the lives of thousands of our neediest neighbors in Ventura County. They have come forward once again with a very generous gift of $35,000 to support the services we offer to the hungry and homeless. Over the past ten years, the Haas Foundation has donated over $178,000 in support of the mission.
The Ventura County Rescue Mission’s most pressing need is to purchase and install a new commercial grade combi oven. The current oven has a lot of wear and tear, has become very unreliable, and requires frequent and costly repairs. With the Gene Haas Foundation’s support, the mission will purchase, install, and maintain a new 202G Combi Master Oven. The new oven features a self-cooking control w/7 modes, Combi-Steamer w/3 modes, (20) 18"x26" or (40) 12"x20" pan capacity, and many other features. The new oven will allow the mission to cook large quantities of food more efficiently for years to come.
We are grateful to the Gene Haas Foundation for their gift that will provide our kitchen with the needed equipment to serve the hundreds of hungry and homeless that come to the mission every day in need of a hot meal, which is often the first step on the road to recovery.
Dignity Health Continues a Legacy of Caring
March 2013 - We are so grateful for Dignity Health and St John’s Hospitals’ support of the Lighthouse for Women & Children. Their generous $10,000 grant in support of our women and children’s services will play an instrumental role in enabling us to provide food, clothing, shelter, educational resources, counseling, and case management support for homeless women and children in Ventura County. Since 2005, Dignity Health has provided almost $53,000 in grant funds to support the work of the Lighthouse. We are grateful for their heart to support those in need through their Community Grants Program.
Wood Claeyssen’s Foundation Continues Generous Support
December 2012 - The Wood Claeyssen’s Foundation, a faithful supporter of the Ventura County Rescue Mission, awarded a very generous $50,000 grant to help the mission purchase a new van and support operating expenses to continue providing meals, shelter, and recovery services for hurting people in our community.