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Santa Maria Valley YMCA donates food and other items to Good Samaritan shelter

Posted at 6:08 PM, Oct 02, 2018

The Santa Maria Valley YMCA worked with the community to bring in donations aplenty for the local Good Samaritan shelter on Tuesday.

The Y welcomed food and non-perishable items from registered members and other residents from the local community to collect donations for the Good Sam. The non-profits decided the campaign was a great way to show support for the community.

“The members on the Y are so amazingly generous. They always come through no matter what we do. They love the partnerships they’re all in,” CEO of Santa Maria YMCA Shannon Seifert said.

Several boxes of food and toiletries were accepted by Good Sam, which will help out a number of people suffering from hunger throughout the area.

“This donation means so much to us. I mean, typically people think of us during the holidays, but thinking of us outside of the holidays and knowing that we’re serving people 24 hours a day 365 days a year is amazing,” said Sylvia Bernard, executive director of Good Samaritan.

Although the donations at the Santa Maria Y finished on Tuesday, residents can still give money or volunteer to work for the Good Samaritan through their website.