The love shown for the people of Ventura and Ojai is unreal. In 30 hours we’ve raised $6,127 for families that have been directly impacted by the #ThomasFire (!) The sadness and grief our community feels is contrasted by the empathy and compassion that have been shown towards us. I have hope for humanity.
In the next few days I will be sending emails and direct messages to those who donated letting you know who your money helped. In the meantime, I can tell you that seven families who lost their homes have received cash donations thus far with another 2 or three in the works. The healing process is just beginning, and our money doesn’t solve the hardships and uphill climb these families face, but every bit helps. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who sent help- it means more than I can put into words.