Santa Barbara County agencies assisting fire, mudslide victims to receive $300K

Posted at 12:21 PM, Apr 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-11 15:21:13-04

The United Way of Santa Barbara County is distributing $300,000 to local organizations in support of Thomas Fire and flood recovery efforts.

Six agencies will be receiving funds:

  • Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County – $70,000 – Case management
  • Foodbank of Santa Barbara County – $35,000 – Food distribution
  • Future Leaders of America, Inc. – $70,000 – Individual and family support
  • The Salvation Army – $50,000 – Shelter and individual and family support
  • Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics – $40,000 – Health services
  • Unity Shoppe, Inc. – $35,000 – Case management

The money comes from the Southern California Wildfire and Flood Fund established by the United Way of Greater Los Angeles, a portion of which was earmarked specifically for Santa Barbara County to support recovery and rebuilding efforts for low-income families affected by the Thomas Fire and mudslides.

This is in addition to the more than $500,000 the United Way distributed in February to local agencies assisting survivors and evacuees. That money came from the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund which has raised more than $4 million for Santa Barbara and Ventura counties to date. 

Additional money from that fund is expected to be distributed soon. To donate, click here.