Tag archives: humanitarian aid

Goat Fest
By Richard Mineards   |   May 9, 2019

Goats were in abundance when the 12-year-old African Women Rising, a northern Uganda charity, held its third Goat Fest with more than 200 guests at a rustic Cold Spring Road estate, raising enough to purchase 300 of the animals. “It’s not so much a fund raiser as a friend raiser, to draw attention to the […]

Gimme Shelter
By Richard Mineards   |   January 9, 2019

Santa Barbara charity ShelterBox USA celebrated the New Year with an anonymous $1.5 million donation. The hefty gift, from a California supporter, comes at a particularly auspicious time with disaster and conflict forcibly displacing a record 88 million people from their homes globally, says the nonprofit’s president Kerri Murray. “There is an urgent need for […]

Helping Hands
By Richard Mineards   |   September 27, 2018

ShelterBox, the Santa Barbara-based charity, has had its hand full of late with a whole slew of global disasters, most recently in the Philippines, Indonesia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. More than 250 guests turned out at the Summerland estate of John McGovern for its second annual fundraiser, which raised more than $250,000 for the 18-year-old nonprofit, […]