Posts Tagged Bacara

Volunteer Spotlight: The Dependable Helping Hand

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In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12, 2014), Direct Relief is spotlighting dedicated volunteers who help make the work possible. Learn about some of the wonderful people behind the scenes. A resident of Santa Barbara for more than 30 years, Lorna Lee has spent the last 10 volunteering for Direct Relief by helping out whenever she could, most recently […]

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Santa Barbara Vintners Raise $1 Million for Direct Relief in Record-Setting Auction

Santa Barbara Wine Auction 2014: A Benefit For Direct Relief

Funds will support medical care for people in need around the world SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 – In its most successful wine auction ever, the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation (SBVF) hit its ambitious $1 million dollar goal to support the work of medical aid organization Direct Relief at the eighth biennial Santa Barbara Wine Auction held Saturday evening […]

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Chris Harrison Hosts Santa Barbara Wine Auction Benefiting Direct Relief

Santa Barbara Wine Auction 2014: A Benefit For Direct Relief

With a little help from his celebrity friends, “The Bachelor” host promotes global aid efforts SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2014 – “The Bachelor” host, Chris Harrison, took a night off from the mansion for a different role Saturday evening.  He was the Master of Ceremonies for the eighth biennial Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief. Coordinated in part […]

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Sakena Yacoobi Earns Champion for Women’s Health Award

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Direct Relief presented Sakena Yacoobi, founder and executive director of the Afghan Institute of Learning, with the 2014 Champion for Women’s Health Award for her leadership and bravery in helping women in both Afghanistan and Pakistan access much-needed health care, despite many challenges. “This, for me, is like a Nobel Peace Prize,” said Sakena graciously as she received the award at […]

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Be a Part of the 2014 Santa Barbara Wine Auction

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Join us on February 22nd at the Bacara Resort & Spa for the Santa Barbara Vintners’ Foundation Santa Barbara Wine Auction to benefit Direct Relief. If you can’t attend in person, we encourage you to consider participating by placing an absentee bid on one (or more!) of the carefully crafted, priceless experiences in food, wine, travel and leisure that are being […]

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Bacara Resort & Spa Finds Unique Way to Help People in Need

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Hundreds of people affected by Superstorm Sandy will receive basic care items this holiday season thanks to the generosity of guests staying at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara. While the luxury hotel has an established history of advancing Direct Relief’s mission, General Manager, Kathleen Cochran wanted to do more after seeing the needs of those left without […]

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