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July 31, 2018 Volume 3 Issue 31
News and Updates
County Provides Over 900 Items for Working Wardrobes
Last Friday marked the end of the Working Wardrobes clothing drive hosted at the Orange County Hall of Administration by Chairman Andrew Do.

A total of 950 pants, shirts, jackets, shoes and other professional attire were donated by both County employees and members of the public. The donations will be used to help those in need find the power of a paycheck through Working Wardrobes programs that help their clients find employment and thrive in the workforce. Working Wardrobes helps over 5,000 clients a year re-enter the workforce and overcome difficult challenges in their lives.

Chairman Andrew Do is proud to partner with Working Wardrobes in order to help Orange County residents find employment and improve their quality of life. For more information how you can donate to Working Wardrobes or host your own clothing drive, visit their website here.

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Chairman Do Appoints Councilman Juan Villegas to OC Waste Management Commission
Today the Board of Supervisors approved Chairman Andrew Do’s nomination of Councilman Juan Villegas, a Santa Ana City Councilman and OC Sheriff’s Special Officer II, to represent the First District on the OC Waste Management Commission.

Councilman Villegas currently serves on the Santa Ana City Council. He has been with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for the past 27 years where he serves as a Special Officer II. Prior to his career with OCSD, Juan served in the United States Army as a Combat Medic.

The OC Waste Management Commission advises the Board on matters relating to municipal solid waste and hazardous waste management, operation and maintenance of the County's landfills, and other facilities related to the County's solid waste disposal system. Councilman Villegas will make a valuable addition to the commission, providing an informed voice for the waste management needs of Santa Ana and other central Orange County residents.
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Supervisor Do Sponsors Tzu Chi Health Fair in Santa Ana
On Sunday, Tzu Chi USA hosted a free community health fair sponsored by Chairman Andrew Do’s office at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana.

Dozens of medical doctors, optometrists, dentists and pharmacists provided free screenings and exams at this one-stop, free health fair. Translators were onsite to help make sure people could access the correct services easily.

Chairman Andrew Do’s staff were on hand to provide residents with information about county services, answer questions and help translate for medical providers. Tzu Chi will host another Health Hair on November 4, 2018 at the same location.

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Community Spotlight: Support the Enlisted Project
Our military members and their families face incredible emotional struggles when a family member serves our country, but they also still face everyday challenges like making rent, budgeting for bills and making sure food is on the table; that’s where Support the Enlisted Project steps in.

Support the Enlisted Project (STEP) is a nonprofit organization based in Santa Ana whose mission is to assist young military and veteran families build financial self-sufficiency through counseling, grants, and additional support programs. STEP developed their Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) program to ensure families basic needs are retained during their times of crisis.

Since 2012 STEP has stopped 337 home evictions and foreclosures, provided emergency food 816 times, restored utility services to families 344 times and has restored hundreds of other basic needs to veteran and military families. 91% of families do not return for additional support after being assisted by STEP, this is because STEP focusses on teaching how to best manage your income and budget efficiently.

STEP solely relies on the donations of Southern California individuals, corporations, and foundations to achieve their mission. STEP has acquired over $800,000 worth of donations in the past year, and these donations from local California residents and foundations have positively impacted thousands of lives.

Chairman Do’s office presented Shannon Buhrmaster, STEP’s community engagement coordinator, a certificate of recognition in honor of STEP’s hard work in helping members of our military learn and maintain financial stability. To find out ways to get involved and learn more, please click here.
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Community Input on the Santa Ana Gardens Bikeway
Last Thursday, Orange County Public Works gave a presentation to residents during a community meeting at Kidworks in Santa Ana regarding a planned extension project to the Santa Ana Gardens Channel Bikeway.

This project will extend the current bikeway from W Monta Vista Ave. all the way to First St., see the map below. Staff provided updates on the project and answered questions. For more information visit the OC Public Works website here.

You can still provide input on this project and make your voice heard by submitting comments or questions to

In This Issue
orange arrow County Provides Over 900 Items for Working Wardrobes
orange arrow Chairman Do Appoints Councilman Juan Villegas to OC Waste Management Commission
orange arrow Supervisor Do Sponsors Tzu Chi Health Fair in Santa Ana
orange arrow Community Spotlight: Support the Enlisted Project
orange arrow Community Input on the Santa Ana Gardens Bikeway
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

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