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  • Showers of Blessings

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    December 2
    Anaheim Riverbed

    A beautiful Saturday morning, seeing the smiles of those who are living out here in tents and sleeping bags...smiling because here comes hot showers and hot foods, as long as we do something for our fellow man (mankind). A lot of thanks in the words being passed around all we have to remember “ LEC “ when we speak  L=lift up E=encourage C=comfort , and hopefully many will one day  desire to do better..just a smile and a good morning hello can do so much…

    Today we were able to help shower 43 people and feed them 200 sandwiches and 60 dozen eggs.


    We would like to thank Rainbow® Sandals, Rainbow® Sandals Foundation, Eco Farms USA, Showers of Blessings, and Be Happy Living helping those in need. 



    by Herman Brown | Dec 13, 2017
  • AMOS

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    December 6th,

    We gave 40 pairs of sandals from our Repair • Reuse • Recycle department to Kim Sandnes who brought them to AMOS (A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope) to the impoverished communities in Nicaragua. Alongside delivering sandals, AMOS aided in health, education and development seeking a world where no child dies of preventable disease. Click HERE to find more information on AMOS.

    We would like to thank Rainbow® Sandals, Rainbow® Sandals Foundation, Eco Farms USA, Showers of Blessings, and Be Happy Living helping those in need. 
    by Herman Brown | Dec 13, 2017
  • Showers of Blessings

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    Date: 11-30-17
    Time: 9-2:pm
    Location: Katella Riverbed

    Today we gave 42 showers and gave out 75 meals to the homeless at the Katella Riverbed. Thanks for all the volunteers who showed today.

    We would like to thank Rainbow® Sandals, Rainbow® Sandals Foundation, Eco Farms USA, Showers of Blessings, and Be Happy Living for helping those in need.

    by Armando Olvera | Dec 01, 2017
  • Thanksgiving

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    Chef Mrs. Andrea and a dozen other volunteers spent 15 hours preparing a full course meal for the homeless and anyone else who came for 350 people total. 

    We would like to thank Rainbow® Sandals, Rainbow® Sandals Foundation, Eco Farms USA, Showers of Blessings, and Be Happy Living for donating the time, money, oranges and sandals to help those in need.
    by Herman Brown | Nov 28, 2017
  • Mary's Kitchen

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    Saturday, November 18th
    Mary's Kitchen, Santa Ana.

    We delivered soap, shampoo, towels and more than 500 sandwiches to the homeless. Also, approximately 50 hair cuts, many pedicures and doctor exams were given. This photo is of those giving pedicures to some in need. 

    We would like to thank Rainbow® Sandals, Rainbow® Sandals Foundation, Eco Farms USA, Showers of Blessings, and Be Happy Living for donating the time, money, oranges and sandals to help those in need.
    by Herman Brown | Nov 21, 2017
  • Showers of Blessings

    Oct 17, 2017
    2120 Rampart
    Santa Ana, CA 
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    Last weekend we were able to help feed 50 homeless eggs, bacon, potatoes from Martha Olvera and give away 50 pairs of Rainbow® Sandals from our Repair • Reuse • Recycle department. We also had the help of Galar Hagy who pedicured their feet.

    We would like to thanks everyone who gave their old Rainbow® Sandals back to our Repair • Reuse • Recycle department. Below are just some who have returned their pairs recently:

    Tien Thai, Deja Villegas, Gratham Caffey, James Calkins, Nanie Rodriguez, Helen Yung, Tily Sanchez, Bryan Redson, Andrea Sabine, Jeff Gatlin, Marc Garelick, Chris Thompson, Cameron G, Anderson Dodge, Jefferey Gladstone, Stephan Pearce, Charles H, Katherine Lewis, Janet D, Graham R, Samantha Luna, Karen Johnson, Alexis Perry, Mark Androzzi, Courtney Clark, Megan Clark, Jack N., Brian Nguyen, Carla Mielke, Leani M., Emily H., Gordon Zilberman, Sean Skillett, Sharon Thayer, Maria Raine, Jackie Brady, Shannon McConney, Brad Rohr, Joey Reyes, Joel Newman, Jayleen Lopez, Lorena Lopez, Nicholas Dorman, Meredith Wallace, Teri Bownan, Liz Kuhns, Sabrina Malobos, Sarina Nordmarker, Carole Stubbs, Jackie Tue, Paul Goldstein, Matt Mitchell, Elizabeth O'Brian, Christine Hu, Kevin Day, Ben Shaffer, Samantha Malouff, Carly Ellington, William Paurd

    We would like to thank Rainbow® Sandals, Rainbow® Sandals Foundation, Eco Farms USA, Showers of Blessings, and Be Happy Living for donating the time, money, oranges and sandals to help those in need.

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    by Jay "Sparky" Longley | Oct 10, 2017
  • Showers of Blessings

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    9/16/17

    Our friends from Aketa Ports Planning in Japan recently visited California and spent Saturday helping the facilitate the portable showers at 2120 Rampart and give sandals from our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program to the homeless. After that they went over to Mary's Kitchen and helped feed the homeless.

    We would like to thank Rainbow® Sandals, Rainbow® Sandals Foundation, Eco Farms USA, Showers of Blessings, and Be Happy Living for donating the time, money, oranges and sandals to help those in need.

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    by Herman | Sep 29, 2017
  • Houston Foodbank

    Very special thanks to SYSCO for supplying a 53' refrigerated truck to pick up produce/supplies from our facility, as well as many other givers, in a B-Line to Houston Food Bank. The truck picked up 4,000lbs of lemons supplied by Eco Farms.--Thank you Enola, Richard & Norm. The truck also picked up 1,200 lbs. of Oatmeal and 1,200 pairs of sandals from our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program.
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    Featured above is the refrigerated truck supplied by SYSCO
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    Featured above is Herman Brown helping load citrus supplied by Eco Farms, USA into the truck.
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    Featured above are sanitized sandals from our Repair • Reuse • Recycle department. 
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    Featured above is Norm Traner and staff from Eco Farms USA

    by Pat Huber | Sep 15, 2017
  • Weekends of Giving

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    8/5/17 - 8/12/17
    Rampart & orange County Rescue

    We were able to give sandals, oranges and shower the homeless on the Saturday's of 8/5 & 8/12.

    Sandals and oranges were given out to the homeless at 2120 Rampart. In addition, the Showers of Blessings portable shower trailer is fixed and was up and running offering warm showers on both Saturday's. The remaining oranges were then brought to Mary's Kitchen & Orange County Rescue.

    We would like to thank Rainbow® Sandals, Rainbow® Sandals Foundation, Eco Farms USA, Showers of Blessings, and Be Happy Living for donating the time, money, oranges and sandals to help those in need.

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    by Pat Huber | Aug 16, 2017
  • Boko Raham

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    Through the help of Richard Alfreez, clothes, food, toiletries and Rainbow® Sandals from our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program were given to the refugees who survived and escaped the massacres of Boko Raham.
    by Herman Brown | Aug 04, 2017
  • Showers of Blessings

    July 22, 2017
    Anaheim, CA
    9:00 - 10:00am

    "Showers of Blessings graciously served the homeless community. Martha, along with other volunteers, prepared a delicious warm breakfast (eggs, rice, chicken, and potato salad). Thank you to Rainbow Sandals for providing the ministry with sandals so that they can be distributed to the people! And a huge thank you to all the volunteers; this wouldn't be possible without all the prayers and help we have been receiving!

    Thank you to our recent donors, Norm and Enola from Eco Farms, Kevin Jun, Joshua Yi, The Berakah Ministry, Michael Koontz, Chaundra Gomer, Michael Kochan, Steve Salazar, Theo and Miriam Misaresh, Katie Ledesma, Young Park, and Perlee Tobias. Your generous donations and help goes unnoticed and is greatly appreciated!" 

    Showers of Blessings,
    Sammie Olvera,

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    by Sammie Olvera | Jul 22, 2017
  • Families Forward

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    This week Eco Farms picked from the Jay Longley's Rainbow® Ranch 1200 pounds of Avocados to give away this weekend through organizations like Feed the Need, Father Sierra Pantry, Family Assistance Ministries (FAM), South Shores Church and Families Forward. 

    Featured here is on the right is Brad Fowler from Families Forward picking up Avocados here at Rainbow® Sandals. Since 1984, Families Forward has been helping Orange County families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to stabilize their lives, access safe and affordable housing, and move towards sufficiency. Family support is provided through personalized case management, food assistance, counseling, and career coaching, as well as financial and life skills education. 

    We would like to thank Norm and Enola from Eco Farms who help us gather all these avocados to give the those in need. We also would like to thank Families Forward and all the wonderful organizations that endeavor to help others out on the streets. 

    If you would like to learn more about Families Forward click HERE

    For info on Eco Farms click HERE
    by Pat Huber | Jul 07, 2017
  • Showers of Blessings

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    July 1, 2017 
    2120 Rampart
    Santa Ana , CA
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    Last Saturday we distributed 50 pairs of sandals from our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program to the homeless in Santa Ana. The shower trailer is back in action and was able to shower 37. In addition, 100 meals provided. We would like to thank all of the people that come together to help the homeless through the Showers of Blessings and thank the Showers of Blessings for organizing the weekly events allowing people to help those in need.

    Until Next Week,
    Sparky

    by Jay Longley | Jul 05, 2017
  • Pay it Forward

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    Featured here are this weekends oranges, grapefruits, tangerines and repaired and recycled Rainbow® Sandals to distribute to the homeless. Once again we'd like to thank Norm and Enola at Eco Farms for providing the produce and we would like to thank our customers who gave back their old sandals to our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program. This weekend we will go to the Showers of Blessings and Orange County Rescue Mission
        The men, women and children who enter the gates of the Orange County Rescue Mission come from many walks of life and are all wounded in different ways. Some are highly educated, many are survivors of abuse, addiction and abandonment. None of these people ever imagined they’d be homeless and they all need our help. The people who come to them could be your neighbor, your coworker or perhaps a member of your own family. 

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    June 10, 2017 @ 2021 Rampart, Anaheim, CA 8:30 - 10:00
    The Showers of Blessings were able to feed 98 people with breakfast.


    by Pat Huber | Jun 16, 2017
  • Showers of Blessings

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    June 3, 2017 
    2120 Rampart
    Santa Ana , CA
    8:30 - 10:30 am

    Today we were able to feed the homeless eggs, chicken, sandwiches, coffee and Avocados and Lemons provided by Eco Farms in Temecula, CA. Thank you Norm and Enola for providing the avocados and lemons. 

    We were able to put 35 pair of slightly used Rainbow Sandals and shower 35 homeless. Thanks to all who donated their time, talents and food to Showers of Blessings.

    Thanks,
    Michael Koontz
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    by Michael Koontz | Jun 06, 2017
  • Showers of Blessings

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    5-27-17 8:30am, 2120 Rampart-Riverbed

    Today we served 140 people eggs, asada, chicken and rice. All followed by numerous deserts.

    We distributed 35 pair of repaired/recycled Rainbow Sandals to the homeless. Thanks to all who help us help others. 

    Until next week...

    Michael Koontz
    Showers of Blessings
    by Michael Koontz | May 27, 2017
  • Showers of Blessings 5-20-17

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    Dear Rainbow®

    "Today we were able to distribute avocados provided by Eco Farms and give away sandals from the Repair • Reuse • Recycle program. In addition, we served 130 meals of tacos, beans & rice followed by various cakes, cookies and donuts. The showeres were dark due to a malfunction in the water heather that we're working on fixing."

    Thank You,
    Michael Koontz
    Showers of Blessings.

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    by Michael Koontz | May 24, 2017
  • Club Dust

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    Ray Meltvedt of Club Dust and Herman Brown collect Repair, Reused, and Recycled sandals to take to the Fathers of the Young Women in a running club in Djibouti. A small community next to Somaliland. 
    by Herman Brown | May 19, 2017
  • Haitian Orphanage

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    Dr. Jeon-Hor Chen, M.D. is an imaging scientist and a research professor at University of California Irvine. In his free time he works with the New Life Christian Center going on missions to Mexico, Haiti, Guatemala, and China to help those in need. Their most recent mission was to a Haitian orphanage where gave dental service to 200 kids and sandals from our Repair • Reuse • Recycle program. Thank you Dr. Chen and to everyone who brought back their old sandals.

    For more info on The New Life Christian Center go here: https://www.nlccoc.org/Index.jsp
    by Bentley | May 10, 2017
  • Mission Trip to Peru

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    Dear Mr. Longley & Rainbow Sandals

    "We have just returned from the annual mission trip to Piura, Peru with 50 students from JSerra Catholic High School. This year was particularly difficult time for the people of Piura due to a month of torrential rains prior to our arrival. Many of the homes were devastated where people lost all their belongings. With this, your generous donations couldn't have come at a better time.

    Part of our mission was to rebuild homes, teach at the local schools, work at the orphanage and distribute donated items. As we distributed the Rainbow® Sandals, it was extraordinary to see the joy that these shoes brought the people. In addition, the people of Las Polverina village had been praying for a much needed church and their prayers were answered. With your generous monetary donation, a church was built by the JSerra students and dedicated to Rainbow® Sandals. In that same village, the students distributed many of the Rainbow® Sandals.

    The students of JSerra and I thank you so much for your generosity."

    Sincerely,
    Serena Santoro
    JSerra Catholic High School - 11th Grade Student
    by Serena Santoro | May 04, 2017