As of October 15, 2018
Total funds raised for the United Way of Ventura County Thomas Fire and Flood fund - $4,610,588.
Phase I Distribution - $500 in assistance to residents whose homes were destroyed or received major damage (no income eligibility) - $375,000.
Phase II/III Distribution for hardship assistance - $1,070,764, including $300,000 for bank cards. Income eligibility at 120% of Area Median Income. Assistance to address needs of housing, livelihood, and habitability of home.
Application is now closed.
Distribution to United Way of Santa Barbara County - $1,100,000.
$1500 in assistance to residents whose homes were destroyed or received major damage (no income eligibility) - $735,000.
Phase IV – Working with the Long Term Recovery Group and their case management process to assist Thomas Fire affected households to plan for and achieve recovery goals. This includes assessment and verification of need, recovery plan, advocacy, and connecting clients with community support.
For assistance, please call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211.
Thanks to the generosity of a select group of corporate and foundation funders who provided core operating support, 100 percent of the United Way Thomas Fire Fund donations go to those affected.