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Interfaith Initiative Of Santa Barbara County

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development

Mission: We welcome, stand with, and celebrate the major faith and spiritual traditions in our community, promoting understanding, respect, and cooperative activities while partnering with other organizations to realize our common values and goals.

Programs: Showers of blessing - provide weekly showers for homeless in 5 locations using a shower trailer, serving 120 people per week, with the help of 20 volunteers.

ecofaith of santa barbara - builds on the convictions of religious faith from many traditions to address the urgent needs of the environment. Working with ongoing efforts of other community organizations, we seek to enhance energy efficiency and conservation in our places of religious faith, and we educate and encourage our congregations to adopt environmental principles as a dimension of spiritual practice.

interfaith dinners to promote community,understanding, respect, and cooperative activities with other organizations to realize our common values and goals.

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1 Geof Bar-David S.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I always enjoy the interfaith dinners and enjoyed the interfaith Thanksgiving services until I became disillusioned with the failure of the participating Unitarian, Episcopal and Methodist ministers to be more responsive to my concerns with sanitation and hygiene at their "Freedom Warming Center.But in principle the Thanksgiving service is a great idea. I need to see more substance and practice of what is preached.

But none of that is the fault of IISB.To the contrary, they made Project HEAL available to me as a venue to develop the Cough Hygiene Initiative.We hold monthly meet and Greet outreaches in which I brief the unhoused