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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Funds Sought to Assist Those in Lompoc Experiencing Homelessness

LOMPOC, CA, Aug. 27, 2018 – As the City of Lompoc begins its plans and setup for a triage center related to the Santa Ynez Riverbed cleanup, the city is also searching for financial assistance.

The City of Lompoc is looking for partners, including Santa Barbara County, and local organizations, to help carry out the plan for cleaning up the riverbed.

Financial support from the county, local organizations and the community is imperative to ensure that the project is completed successfully and those affected are supported through the transition.

In plans detailed by the Lompoc Police Department here, notifications are currently being made to those living in the Santa Ynez Riverbed ahead of the Sept. 10 deadline by which all residents living in the riverbed must have moved on.

A triage center is being opened in River Park for those experiencing homelessness who are being transitioned. Assistance is being offered in the form of physical and mental health support, housing, portable showers, reunification, and social and community services.

To help support these resources, local pastor and advocate for the homeless Brian Halterman has created Micah Mission. Donations from the community are welcome at micahmission.com, at Chase Bank via account number 310597858, or by mail to: Micah Mission P.O. Box 1115 Lompoc, CA 93438. Any checks should be made out to “Micah Mission” and indicate that they are for “Hope for the Homeless”.

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