SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - UNITED WAY OF VENTURA and UNITED WAY OF SANTA BARBARA
The Thomas Fire Fund organized by the United Way has expanded to also provide relief for victims of the deadly mudslides that occurred in Montecito.
United Way's #ThomasFireFund campaign has been renamed #FireandFloodFund. 100 percent of funds sent to United Way will go to the victims of the two disasters. Anyone interested in donating to the Fire And Flood Fund should visit the fund's website or by texting UWVC to 41444.
The Red Cross is accepting monetary donations at www.redcross.org or text "redcross" to 90999
FOODBANK OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
The FoodBank of Santa Barbara County, American Red Cross of the Pacific Coast and Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management is working to provide food to residents affected by the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides.
The Foodbank will provide food support throughout the recovery process. They are in need of donations and volunteers.
More information can be found here.
New clothing, shoes, blankets, toiletries and monetary donations are accepted at 423 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. For more information, visit http://www.unityshoppe.org/#thomasfire.
Direct Relief has purchased water rescue gear, search and rescue gear and an all terrain vehicle to assist with recovery efforts.
Direct Relief is based out of Santa Barbara County and has responded to hundreds of humanitarian emergencies across the globe. To donate, click here.
Unopened and canned food and monetary donations are accepted at 423 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
NEW LIFE CHURCH
New Life Church in Santa Barbara has set up an easy way to donate towards disaster relief efforts on their website. Click here to go directly to the donation page. Type in the amount of money you would like to donate and select "SB Mudslides Assistance" from the drop-down menu.
Katherine Cichy from GoFundMe compiled a list of campaigns that have been created to help those impacted by the devastation in Montecito. They are:
- For the family of Martín Cabrera Munoz who was one of the victims: https://www.gofundme.com/services-for-our-brother
- Benitez Family Relief: https://www.gofundme.com/4zuaupc
- For the McManigal family who lost their father: https://www.gofundme.com/qmv424-the-mcmanigal-family
- The Sutthithepa family: https://www.gofundme.com/pinitsooms-family-recovery-fund
- For the Cantin family - their 14-year-old daughter Lauren was the young woman who was rescued from the mud by firefighters: https://www.gofundme.com/cantinfamilyfund
- The Morgan, Sawyer and Summer Corey Fund: https://fundly.com/morgan-sawyer-and-summer-corey-fund
- For the owner of the Rose Cafe who lost his partner Peter Fleurat: https://www.gofundme.com/rose-cafemontecito-mudslide-loss