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Peoples' Self-Help Housing development director Rochelle Rose accepts backpacks from church leaders from El Montecito Presbyterian Church, Montecito Covenant Church, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, and All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. The Montecito Four (M4) churches donated over $20,000 to supply 350 backpacks to needy children living at Peoples' Self-Help Housing apartments in Carpinteria, Westside Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Isla Vista. Every backpack received a written blessing from one of the 140 volunteers who came out to work on this project.

Pictured (l-r): All Saints’ Rev. Sandy Casey-Martus, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel’s Sister Kathleen Patrice, El Montecito Presbyterian Associate Pastor Jay Shirley, Montecito Covenant Church Senior Pastor Don Johnson, Self-Help Housing’s Rochelle Rose, El Montecito Presbyterian Pastor Jeff Bridgeman, Montecito Covenant Church Pastor Jon Lemmond, and Father Stephen Downes.

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