– The celebration will occur in the Rescue Mission’s parking lot located at 535 E. Yanonali St.

– The Mission is preparing to serve a BBQ dinner to feed approximately 500 homeless men, women and children.

– Through the efforts of staff members and volunteers there will be a carnival of games provided and music to entertain the guests.

– Rolf Geyling, President of the Rescue Mission, stated “Poverty doesn’t take a vacation so neither do we! The Santa Barbara Rescue Mission is the only local agency providing summer overnight shelter to the homeless, along with other emergency services and lifechanging recovery programs.”

About Santa Barbara Rescue Mission

Established in 1965, this 501(c)(3) organization brings physical, emotional, educational and spiritual resources to individuals and families in need. It is the only organization between Oxnard and Santa Maria that provides hot meals and accommodations to homeless guests 365 days of the year. It operates the longest and largest drug and alcohol treatment program on California’s Central Coast. The Mission offers men’s and women’s 12-month residential recovery, outpatient treatment, family support, relapse prevention, men’s sober living, academic instruction, job skills training. Its residential drug and alcohol program has won regional and national recognition for its extraordinary effectiveness.


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