Excerpted from OC Register:
Excerpted from Daily Pilot
By Andrew Turner
The holidays bring an infectious spirit of giving, something that community members have done well to observe for needy families from the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
As Thanksgiving approaches, the Power of One Foundation and more than 70 volunteers worked together to make sure that families would be able to put food on the table to celebrate it.
Excerpted from Orange County Register
By Mark Rightmere
A cheerful and well-caffeinated Bre Piantanida, volunteer engagement supervisor at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Irvine, spoke her instructions through her glitter-covered, personalized bullhorn to the first shift of 40 volunteers.
Excerpted from Irvine Community News and Review
Each year, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris highlights a veteran from each of the six cities she represents (Assembly District 74) for their service commitment to the community.
This year, Irvine resident Mohamad Omar Diab has been chosen as the City’s 2020 Veteran of Year for Assembly District 74.
Mohamad was born in Washington state. In 2005, his family moved to Irvine where Mohamad attended our City’s public schools and graduated from University High School in 2014.
Excerpted from Laguna Beach Independent
Laguna Food Pantry was selected by Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) as the 2020 Nonprofit of the Year for Laguna Beach.