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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Santa Barbara Rescue Mission Easter Feast

The Santa Barbara Rescue Mission is holding its annual Easter Feast on Thursday, March 28 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.


The dinner celebration will occur in the Rescue Mission’s dining hall located at 535 E. Yanonali St.

The Mission’s staff, along with the help of over 20 volunteers, will serve meals to men, women, and children.

Through charitable donations of food items and gifts from the Santa Barbara community the Mission is prepared to serve up to 300 people in need.

Rolf Geyling, President of the Rescue Mission, stated, “If you’ve walked the streets of our city, you’ve seen them –– the homeless, hungry, fear-etched faces…men and women with little left to live for. it costs only $1.50 to give one guest a meal and hope for transformation this Easter season.”

Volunteers are still needed to help serve! Please contact Lizzy MacRae at 966-1316 ext. 107 or lmacrae@sbrm.org.

About Santa Barbara Rescue Mission

Established in 1965, this 501(c)(3) organization has served the county and city of Santa Barbara for 48 years, providing emergency services and long-term recovery for the homeless and addicted. With 80 beds for men and 20 for women and children, it is the only emergency shelter that is open 365 nights of the year from Santa Maria to Ventura. In 2012, the Mission provided 144,196 meals and 66,042 safe nights of shelter for individuals with no place else to turn. The Mission’s 12-month residential recovery program aims to bring individuals from decades of addiction, institutionalization, and homelessness back to sobriety, health and wholeness. Certification through the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs ensures that participants receive the highest standard of treatment in a non-medical facility.

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