Local Volunteers Help Their Neighbors in Need

Edythe and daughterThousands of people in need in Santa Barbara County will soon receive help meeting their basic needs thanks to the hard work of more than 100 volunteers who assembled 3,000 Personal Care Packs at Direct Relief’s warehouse over the last two days.

The Personal Care Packs contain hygiene items like lotion, soap, facial cleanser, hairbrushes, combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other assorted toiletries to help vulnerable people – including homebound seniors, homeless families, and migrant farm workers – access basic items they may otherwise go without.

Twice a year volunteers assemble the packs,  which are distributed to 30 social service agencies throughout the county who assist local individuals and low-income families.

For this event, people came from across the county to help, including groups from local companies Lockheed Martin and Deckers as well as students from the Los Padres 4-H Club. Direct Relief is grateful for all the volunteers who came out to help.

If you live in the Santa Barbara area and would like to get updates on volunteer opportunities like this one, please email info@directrelief.org with your request and contact information.

Direct Relief has worked to improve the health and lives of people locally in Santa Barbara for 50 years. Find out more about other local programs at this link: http://j.mp/RJiXF0

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