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United Way/Home For Good Santa Barbara County COVID-19 Response

Dear Friends, 
We hope this email finds you safe and healthy. At this time of crisis, our community means more than ever. Many of you have asked how you can help people living outside and those who have been put at increased risk by the virus and resulting economic shifts.
United Way/Home For Good Santa Barbara County is on the frontlines of COVID-19 Response. Our Home For Good Santa Barbara County/AmeriCorps Partnership Street Outreach continues to meet people where they are and provide them with critical public health information, hygiene kits and non-perishable food. 
Right now we are in need of additional Street Outreach items such as non-perishable food, hygiene items, ponchos, etc. Please give today to meet this immediate need. Thank you for supporting our most vulnerable neighbors and supporting each other in this time of uncertainty.
We also want to let you know that the United Way of Santa Barbara County, the Santa Barbara Foundation, and Hutton Parker Foundation are leading a countywide collaborative with members of the Foundation Roundtable to provide assistance to individuals and families as well as organizations actively engaged in assistance efforts for members of the community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, we can provide financial support to address the needs of individuals and families in Santa Barbara County as well as the nonprofits who serve them. Learn more about how you can donate and get help.
Safer in Shelter  
Santa Maria High School Gymnasium, Gate 12 off of Stowell Rd.
Opening Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 2pm
The County of Santa Barbara is seeking volunteers who are comfortable working with persons experiencing homelessness to assist with shelter operations under the direction and oversight of County staff. The contact for volunteers to respond to is Ernesto Diaz
As we are notified of additional volunteer needs in other regions we will update you.

Together, we will overcome this pandemic and assure the most vulnerable among us are protected. Stay safe. We will continue to keep you updated as we learn more.

Eddie Taylor, 
CEO, Northern Santa Barbara County United Way