Das Williams Appears on The Ellen Show to Discuss the Montecito Mudslide
Santa Barbara County Supervisor Das Williams appeared on The Ellen Show this week to discuss the Montecito mudslide.
He gave talk show host and Montecito resident, Ellen DeGeneres, an update on the recovery efforts in her neighborhood, and what others can do to help those affected by the mudslides.
Williams mentioned donating to the Red Cross to help victims, for young people to enter the academy to be Santa Barbara Sheriff's Deputies, and encouraged visitors to still come to Santa Barbara for their vacations to drive up our local economy and rebuild the community.
Ellen focused on the animals who are in need of care of support. With the help of Cherrios, a $25,000 donation was made to the Santa Barbara Humane Society to provide care for all rescued animals. Additionally, Ellen's staff has started a GoFundMe account to help raise money for victims of the mudslide.
Other local residents celebrities stopped by The Ellen Show to discuss how they were affected by the mudslide, and how they're helping.
Resident and television star Rob Lowe has been known to bring in first responders for dinner at his home during the Thomas Fire, according to his Instagram page.
Lowe took a camera crew from The Ellen Show to talk with first responders while monitoring the scene and progress. Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Dave Zaniboni and State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson were among the few locals featured.
Oprah Winfrey, possibly Montecito's most well-known resident, FaceTimed with the Ellen Show to describe her experience with the mudslide.