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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, August 19, 2011

Garden Court Seniors Recognized by Direct Relief USA for Support of US Weather Related Emergency Victims

Direct Relief USA recognized the Garden Court residents with a certificate of appreciation.

(from left to right) Garden Court residents, Betty Beraldo, Elizabeth Wright and Phyllis Kubilus accept a certificate of appreciation on behalf of Garden Court volunteers from Damon Taugher, Director of Direct Relief USA.  Garden Court residents have raised over $600 in the last few months through cookie sales for Direct Relief USA’s response to weather related emergencies throughout the nation, providing medical supplies and support for those affected.  Over the years, Garden Court seniors have raised about $24,000 for charitable causes, including Direct Relief.

Press Release

(from left to right) Garden Court residents, Betty Beraldo, Elizabeth Wright and Phyllis Kubilus accept a certificate of appreciation on behalf of Garden Court volunteers from Damon Taugher, Director of Direct Relief USA. Garden Court residents have raised over $600 in the last few months through cookie sales for Direct Relief USA’s response to weather related emergencies throughout the nation, providing medical supplies and support for those affected. Over the years, Garden Court seniors have raised about $24,000 for charitable causes, including Direct Relief.


Garden Court residents have raised over $600 in the last few months through cookie sales for Direct Relief USA’s response to weather related emergencies throughout the nation, providing medical supplies and support for those affected. The residents survive on very low monthly incomes, which makes their service to others in need even more admirable.

Garden Court promotes a high level of resident engagement within the community and encourages volunteerism.

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Garden Court provides enhanced independent living for frail, low-income Santa Barbara seniors to live independently for as long as possible. Many of Garden Court’s 97 seniors, 62 years of age or older, are long-time Santa Barbara area residents who worked all their lives serving the Santa Barbara community as laborers, nurses, business owners and teachers. These residents are spending their golden years as an active part of the community they helped to shape and tend. Garden Court is a public-private partnership through the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara and Parsons Group. For more information, visit www.gardencourt.org.

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