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November 13, 2018 Volume 3 Issue 46
News and Updates
American Legion Post 131 Celebrates Marine Corps Birthday

Saturday, November 10th marked the 243rd birthday of the United States Marine Corps, and American Legion Post 131 in Santa Ana hosted a celebration to mark the occasion. Dozens of local veterans, many former and active marines, gathered at the post to show their respect for the Corps and celebrate its long and illustrious history.

Chairman Andrew Do joined members of the post to celebrate and listen to the guest of honor, Billy C. Hall, recount his service. Mr. Hall joined the United States Marine Corps at age 15 and served our country valiantly for 35 years. Chairman Do presented Mr. Hall with a certificate of recognition from the County in honor of his service to our country and the local community.

The brave men and women who have earned the title of Marine are some of our country’s great heroes. Without the sacrifice, courage, and steadfast service of the Marines and other service members, we would not be able to enjoy the freedoms we enjoy every day. God Bless the Marines, God bless our Veterans, and God bless America.

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County Partners with OC United Way to Help Homeless

This morning, Supervisor Andrew Do attended the Orange County United Way Board meeting to announce the County’s partnership for the new landlord incentive program, which will help those experiencing homelessness find rental units. The program is part of United Way’s United to End Homelessness initiative and the County’s System of Care. This program is made possible through partnerships between the non-profit United Way and the County, as well as private sector landlords and donors. These public private partnerships are key to making a significant impact in addressing Orange County’s homelessness crisis. Uniting public, private, and faith-based efforts is key to creating countywide, integrated, and sustainable solutions.

Thank you to Orange County United Way CEO Sue Parks, Chair of the Board Ian Leisegang, and founding Chair of United to End Homelessness Larry Armstrong, as well as incredible staff at the County including CEO Frank Kim, for making this partnership happen.

For more information on how Orange County is partnering to address homelessness, visit the United to End Homelessness page here.

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Nonprofit Helping Homeless Find Jobs Opens in Orange County

Chrysalis opened its doors in Orange County today! Chrysalis is a nonprofit that helps homeless and low-income individuals find jobs to become self-sufficient and lead happy, healthy lives.

In its’ first year of operation in Orange County alone, Chrysalis plans to serve 300 people, help secure 100 outside jobs, and provide 65 transitional jobs through Chrysalis Enterprises. Once they are fully up and running, they plan to help 1,000 people annually.

Supervisor Do joined in the ribbon cutting ceremony and was proud to share the County’s partnership with Chrysalis that will make a difference in the lives of those who truly need it.

Thank you to the Chrysalis staff, as well as CEO Mark Loranger and Chrysalis Board Chair Jill Baldauf, for their hard work and dedication to creating positive change here in Orange County and throughout Southern California.

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Supervisor Do Joins Metrolink Board

Supervisor Andrew Do was recently appointed to represent Orange County on the Metrolink Board of Directors. His first meeting was Friday; so naturally, he took the train from Santa Ana! 

“Southern Californians deserve frequent, safe, and reliable train service,” said Supervisor Do. “And we need it now more than ever as we face challenges including housing, long-distance commutes, and widespread traffic congestion.”

Since 1992, Metrolink has provided Southern California drivers a safe, convenient alternative to driving. As drivers choose Metrolink, traffic is relieved and air quality is improved.

Metrolink is governed by the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.

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In This Issue
orange arrow American Legion Post 131 Celebrates Marine Corps Birthday
orange arrow County Partners with OC United Way to Help Homeless
orange arrow Nonprofit Helping Homeless Find Jobs Opens in Orange County
orange arrow Supervisor Do Joins Metrolink Board
Chris Wangsaporn
Chief of Staff

Veronica Carpenter
Deputy Chief of Staff

Tara Campbell
Communications Director

Ofelia Velarde-Garcia
Policy Advisor

Chris Gaarder
Policy Advisor

Manning Pham
Administrative Assistant

Joyce Rivero
Executive Secretary

Matt Haines
Communications Specialist

Jack Du
Administrative Assistant

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