How can we help our community when it's struck by a natural disaster?
That's a question Rhandi LaChonce and I faced when the Thomas Fire hit Ventura County on December 4th. We had always been active in our community. We worked with homeless outreach programs, outdoor organizations, and young adults throughout Ventura County.
You're never truly prepared for a disaster of this magnitude, but from our prior experiences, we were able to jump right into the mayhem and help our community.
We took the grass-roots approach and organized with local businesses and families we've grown close to over the past six years. At the moment our initiative has raised over $9,000 and we've distributed these funds to twelve different families.
We have no name- no catchy title with which we go by- we are just active agents of change who want to help. We believe in the power of community. We believe in treating others how we want to be treated. This is our mantra, this is our goal. Here are some resources for what we've done Through photography, poetry, and articles, here's what we've done so far to help those impacted by the Thomas Fire.
If you want to be a part of this initiative, by lending your time, resources, or any financial contribution, please reach out to us:
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The fire ravaged our town, but not our spirit. Together, we can help our community.