The Orange County Conservation Corps (OCCC) continues to be critical for Orange County communities during these unprecedented times. Our organization and its Corpsmembers work daily at COVID-19 drive-thru testing centers and food distribution sites to meet the need this pandemic has brought to our community members. As we move into the fifth month of the crisis, it is evident that our county’s residents and their families still require these essential services. Food scarcity and unemployment rates continue to affect the most vulnerable in our neighborhoods, and cases continue to surge. Still, in the face of these continuous challenges, our Corpsmembers are committed to being a guiding force of help and positivity when serving our county’s cities and nonprofit organizations.
That is why we are grateful to be awarded a second contract for nearly $469,000 by the California Office of Emergency Services that will help us support the City of Anaheim and the County of Orange in their COVID-19 operations. Our Corpsmembers will continue to provide logistics and traffic control assistance, direct visitors at test sites, and provide administrative assistance, among other critical operations at the city’s discretion at COVID-19 testing centers.
We are humbled to receive this tremendous honor and look forward to continuing to serve the residents of Anaheim and its surrounding communities. I want to thank all of our partners for allowing us to be an integral part of these efforts, and I especially want to thank and acknowledge our dedicated Corpsmembers and staff for answering the call to action and being ready and committed to serve.
Katharyn O. Muniz
Chief Executive Officer