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RIP Medical Debt

THE US MEDICAL DEBT CRISIS This year has been challenging for so many people and we wanted to spread a little hope this Christmas season!! Last year, about 75 million people had to choose between medical bills and basics like food, heating, or housing and about 60% of all bankruptcies are from medical debt.  Their …

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God Leaves The 99

God leaves the 99 We had hit rock bottom and were both struggling with addiction and living in a hotel room. We were eating in a soup kitchen one Monday evening and told a friend about our situation. She said, go to the little place up in Fullerton, call Eastside, they might help you out. …

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Getting Plugged In

GETTING PLUGGED IN… My boyfriend first invited me to Eastside during Easter of 2021. My first thought was boy it was HOT (I attended Eastside for the first time prior to service moving back inside)! But I remember so many smiling faces from everyone I encountered. Not just the Change Makers, everyone who was there …

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Helping Ukraine Refugees

Helping Ukraine Refugees Eastside Partners With Samaritan’s Purse https://vimeo.com/709613034 The world is shocked and horrified by the images of death and destruction coming out of Ukraine, a catastrophe we have not witnessed in Europe since the Second World War. We’ve also seen the images of the strollers left by Polish mothers as a gift for …

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Hearing The Word Cancer

Hearing the word cancer…. https://vimeo.com/506344488 About six years ago, Dani had severe pain in her jaw. She saw seven different dentists and three doctors, yet they all misdiagnosed her. During this period she was just trying to cope, taking Tylenol, and continued to work as an RN. Finally, after many months with no answer, she …

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A Place To Call Home

A place to call home Most likely you have never met or heard of Pancho, Griselda, and their two young children, Angel and Michelle. Yet, they know you. They know that you are generous, loving and compassionate. They have prayed for you for many years. Pancho and Griselda live in Rosarito, Mexcio. Pancho works as …

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