01/13/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/13/2018 17:48
COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE
105 E. Anapamu St., Fourth Floor, Santa Barbara CA 93101
(805) 568-3400 FAX (805) 568-3414
January 13, 2018
Santa Barbara County Joint Information Center 805-696-1188 Media Line Only
JANUARY STORM: LOOKING FOR A WAY TO HELP? HERE ARE SOME OF THE WAYS YOU CAN DONATE
(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) - 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, Foodbank of Santa Babara County, etc. United Way of Santa Barbara County is also a lead agency for the region accepting cash donations. Do not bring donations to the Incident Command Post.
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.
Here are verified ways the community can donate and support efforts throughout the community:
United Way of Santa Barbara County has joined forces to directly support those individuals and families affected by the January Storm through the United Way Thomas Fire and Flood Fund. 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:
Call: (805) 965-8591
320 E. Gutierrez St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
American Red Cross: Monetary donations are accepted at:
Text "redcross" to 90999.
Foodbank of Santa Barbara County: Monetary Donations, nonperishable foods, and fresh produce are accepted at:
4554 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93110
1525 State St., Ste 100, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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.
Emergency Alert System:
Sistema de Alerta de Emergencia:
Es muy importante que las personas en el Condado de Santa Bárbara se registren para recibir alertas de emergencias. Inscríbete a www.AwareAndPrepare.org,si no podemos localizarte, no podemos alertarte.
Para actualizaciones continuas, ve a www.CountyofSB.org,sigue @countyofsb en Twitter y Facebook o llama al 2-1-1 desde el código de área 805, o al 800-400-1572 para fuera del 805, o manda por texto tu código postal al 898-211.