Hurricane Katrina 2005       Read more

The OperationOC story begins in late 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. With a record-breaking 28 named tropical storms including 15 hurricanes, three names stand out among them…Katrina, Rita and Wilma.


OC Wildfires 2007        Read more

On October 21, 2007, County of Orange officials requested that the Orange County Rescue Mission's OperationOC activate its level 2 recovery services for the Santiago Fire in Orange County.


CESA Award 2008         Read more

The California Emergency Services Association, Southern Chapter (CESA) has given OperationOC and its volunteers a certificate of special recognition for “Outstanding Service to the field of Emergency Management.”


Freeway Fires 2008         Read more

Between November 18, 2008, and January 7, 2009, OperationOC served 437 fire victims comprising 155 households in its Level 2 recovery services for the Freeway Complex Fire in Orange County.


Whitehouse Summit 2008         Read more

On August 18, 2008, Jim Palmer, President of the Orange County Rescue Mission's OperationOC, presented the success of OperationOC and its operational plan at the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.


CESA Award 2009         Read more

For the second year in a row, OperationOC has been honored with a Certificate of Special Recognition for outstanding service in the field of emergency management by the California Emergency Services Association (CESA).


CESA Silver Award 2010         Read more

OperationOC’s Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Partnership is a strong collaborative of faith-based organizations poised to support the Orange County Operational Area.


Winter Storms 2010         Read more

While most of Orange County was sloshing through the rain during the week before Christmas, residents of Silverado Canyon had much bigger concerns. Receiving 22 inches of rain in just five days, the canyon experienced significant mudslides and debris flows.

CESA Gold Award 2011         Read more

California Emergency Services Association has honored OperationOC with the 2011 Gold Award for its collaboration with the Inter-Canyon League and OneOC to meet the needs of Silverado Canyon residents following the devastating rain of December 2010 and resulting mudslides.


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