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Good Samaritan gets major donations while taking command of Santa Maria High School Temporary Shelter


SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Kirsten Cahoon with Good Samaritan says operations are running smoothly since taking over the Santa Maria high school shelter from the county of Santa Barbara. "We took over Shelter a couple of weeks using our staffing but the county is there as support and they're a wonderful part of Good Samaritan."

The temporary shelter currently houses 71 clients per night.

But due to the increased amount of residents looking for emergency shelter, more supplies and resources are needed to meet the growing demand.

This week, Good Samaritan received thousands of water bottles for their clients.

"We Did! the Chumash and H Factor Water came through for us and gave us an incredible donation," said Cahoon.

H Factor Water donated over 1,000 bottles of hydrogen infused water to help clients like DJ Funches residing in these shelters.

"I just got some Hydrogen infused water is actually helping me out a lot because I drink a lot of water and I’m an athlete," said Funches.

The water bottles are not only helping at the Good Samaritan but also the the temporary shelter.

"Which is really great to keep our clients healthy and you know really build up their immune system’s and so that was a wonderful blessing which came from New York which blessed Santa Maria so that was really cool to see," said Cahoon.

Cahoon says Good Samaritan continues to see a growing need for resources to help those staying in the emergency shelters.


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