By Chelsea Raineri | Orange Coast Magazine | April 28, 2020
Furnishing Hope is a charity that has furnished more than 700 homes for military veterans and families transitioning out of shelters. The group went from completing one to two homes per week to three to five per week because of the pandemic. “The shelters are very crowded. There may be four families living in an area with a shared kitchen and living room and there’s really nothing you can do to social distance,” says Beth Phillips, Furnishing Hope’s executive director and founder. “For their own safety, they need to get families into apartments where they can shelter in place.”
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