Donate to Thomas Fire Victims
Source: County of Santa Barbara
United Way of Santa Barbara County has joined forces with United Way of Ventura County to directly support those individuals and families affected by the Thomas Fire. Nonperishable food, new clothing, toiletries and monetary donations are being accepted at the agencies listed below. Used clothing, bedding and toys are not being accepted.
United Way of Santa Barbara County: Monetary donations are accepted at www.unitedwaythomasfirefund.
American Red Cross: Monetary donations are accepted at www.redcross.org or by texting “redcross” to 90999.
Foodbank Santa Barbara County: Nonperishable foods and fresh produce are accepted at:
- 4554 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
- 1525 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
- 490 W. Foster Rd., Santa Maria, CA 93455
Salvation Army: Unopened and canned food and monetary donations are accepted at 423 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Unity Shoppe: New clothing, shoes, blankets, toiletries and monetary donations are accepted at 1401 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
The firefighters greatly appreciate that the community wants to make donations of food, clothing, and money, but they want the community to know that they are adequately taken care of and ask that you donate to disaster relief organizations such as the American Red Cross, local food bank, etc. United Way of Santa Barbara County is also a lead agency for the region accepting cash donations.
The United Way has assured that 100% of proceeds to the Thomas Fire Fund go directly to a strategic partnership that will be vital in helping the community recover. Recipients include the residents of the homes and apartment buildings that are destroyed by the fire and the people who are being temporarily housed at local shelters.
If you are wanting to financially support the incident, please be advised that individuals often take advantage of the situation by setting up false GoFundMe websites and other types of fundraising accounts that are not legitimate. If you are interested in donating to help in an incident, call and verify that the beneficiary is authentic.
Donation Opportunities for Ventura County
Holiday Food Drive at the Ventura Unified School District (3777 Dean Dr., Ventura, CA 93003 805-289-7961 x 2306)
- 8am to 4pm
- 4156 Southbank Road Oxnard, CA 93036
- Open 7 Days
- 10am to 6pm
- 3451 Foothill Road Ventura, CA 93001
ARC THRIFT STORE
- Open 7 Days
- 9am to 6pm
- 265 E Main Street
- Ventura, CA 93001
HELP OF OJAI
- Monday- Friday 12pm to 7pm
- Sat/ Sun 10am to 4pm
- 111 W. Santa Ana Street
- Ojai, CA 93023
RESCUE MISSION ALLIANCE
- Open 7 Days
- 10am to 7pm
- 315 N A Street
- Oxnard, CA 93030
- 805/ 487-1234