February 9, 2013 – Executive Director, Gregory Sipe, was invited to be part of a ride along with Officer Christian of the Costa Mesa Police Department. Officer Christian provided a tour of the city and its concentrated areas of poverty and homelessness. Mr. Sipe was able speak to the homeless population and gained valuable knowledge of their needs. He also provided them Karma Camp contact information and its current services.
Random Act of Kindness (RAK): During the night patrol, Officer Christian and Gregory Sipe identified a women stranded in her vehicle with no gas. They continuously checked on her throughout as she awaited assistance. After some time Officer Christian and Mr. Sipe purchased fuel to safely allow passage through the night.
January 30, 2013 – Executive Director Gregory Sipe and Communications Director Sean O’Neill shared the vision of Karma Camp and its Mobilized Outreach and Interlink Outreach Programs. Karma Camp was able to convey the message of empowering the homeless and the success of previous events. “Our philosophy is that we are not just going to give a hand out but rather a hand up. We will take you out of the trenches and we are going to do it as a team”
January 11, 2013 – Karma Camp shared with the community their driving mission: REHABILITATION through INNOVATION and MOBILIZATION. Their focus for the community involves building relationships, connecting people and organizations, breaking down stereotypes, resetting social standards and helping those in need. But above all, it’s about hope. Is there hope? “Yes, there is” said Karma Camp’s Executive Director, Greg Sipe. “There are people that care out there that are willing and really want to help.”
December 31, 2012 – Karma Camp took to the streets on Christmas Day and with the help of the local community the nonprofit and its Karma Camp members fed 352 people in Santa Ana. Karma Camp continues its Community Development efforts to support the local homeless.
December 25, 2012 – Karma Camp and its campers fed the homeless on Christmas Day and reached out to over 350 homeless, children and families. This time of giving also allowed for local residents to contribute and build relationships with homeless. Karma Camp also took this time to identify the needs of the homeless to establish new programs and services for 2013.
December 17, 2012 – Executive Director, Gregory Sipe, was interviewed on Reality Radio and spoke about the needs in the community. Karma Camp mission is rehabilitation through mobilization and innovation. Mr. Sipe shared with the public that, “this is not just about an assembly line where we are feeding the homeless; rather we want to reset the human condition so it is more about having relationships. The human condition has turned away from the fact that we are human beings and we still need companionship, hope, encouragement, and to be amongst one another in the community.”