Rescue Mission’s Happy Fourth

Homeless Sanctuary Hosts Ninth Annual Fourth of July Celebration

Caitlin Fitch

For the ninth year in a row, the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission transformed its parking lot into a Fourth of July carnival, where about 300 homeless people and residents at the Rescue Mission enjoyed barbecue, games, a raffle, and even a pie-throwing contest. Thanks to the support of the Women’s Auxiliary, the raffle gave away more than 100 useful items, such as bike helmets, clothing, backpacks, and a bike lock, which was a particularly hot-ticket item. After an initial amount of raffle tickets at the gate, participants could play carnival games to win more tickets.

Caitlin Fitch


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