About 805Help:

805Help is the safety net under the safety net - the clearinghouse for recovery efforts that fall outside the boundaries of the larger institutions in the public and nonprofit sector that provide help.

 

We work at the grassroots level matching help with need, solving problems on a one-on-one scale and lifting up those who fall through the cracks. 

 

Your support will allow 805Help to continue finding solutions for our most vulnerable community members - those not currently able to be served by our institutional partners.

 

 

To contribute by check: 

Make the check out to: Community Partners, Memo: 805Help, #0861
 

Mail the check to: 805Help, c/o Emily Barany, PO Box 23223, Ventura, CA 93002

 

805Help (formerly ThomasFireHelp) is a project of Community Partners (501c3 number 95-4302067).

What Survivors Are Saying:

“I sure feel that the connection between resources and needs has been extremely inconsistent at the 'official' level. At the people to people level it has been better.”

70% HAVE BEEN DENIED SUPPORT BY AT LEAST ONE ORGANIZATION

“I feel very lost.” 

69% DON'T HAVE THE SUPPORT TO RECOVER

"Insurance payouts do not cover what it cost for rebuild. I am struggling so hard to get to get where I was."

63% HAVE UNMET FINANCIAL NEEDS

“People have moved on with their lives. But those of us who lost everything are still lost.”

27% HAVE UNMET REBUILD NEEDS

"It seems overall the community will recover. I just happen to be somebody who is slipping through the cracks.”

25% HAVE UNMET INSURANCE NEEDS

“I have family members who did receive help, but it was short term and  they are struggling with the magnitude of all that was destroyed.”

23% HAVE UNMET PERSONAL NEEDS

Self-reported feedback from the ThomasFireHelp survey as of 7/11/18: 135 responses, distributed via email and social media. 

What Our Donors are Saying:

“The Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslide disasters have devastated our community and more than 6 months later, survivors are still trying to find the support they need to get back on their feet” said Peter Zierhut, Vice President of Haas Automation, a local employer with a history of community support.  He continued, “For that reason, the Gene Haas Foundation is announcing a challenge grant of $25,000 to ThomasFireHelp, allowing them to continue their work of connecting those affected by the disasters with the services they need. We’re proud to be a part of the good work being done by this hard working organization. As new disasters strike, innovative models like ThomasFireHelp will be integral to the recovery of the region.  ThomasFireHelp is poised to be international leader in recovery assistance and The Gene Haas Foundation is proud to be part of the effort.” 


The Ventura County Community Foundation has awarded this grant to ThomasFireHelp. TheThomasFire Help team has played such an important role in supporting survivors and continues to be a leader in long-term recovery efforts.  
We are proud to support their vision to connect help with a need in the Ventura community,”

-Vanessa Bechtel, President & CEO of the Ventura County Community Foundation

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS!

Crossroads Community Church
SoCal Edison

Wes Melander & Jaci Engel

Retired & Disabled Police of America 

Rod Gilbert

Spark Networking Group

Patty Brown

Ashley Daily

Zarrinkelk and Siavash Dental Partnership

Los Cerritos Associated Student Body

Amanda Conroy

Tarek Abdel-Gawad

Debbie Gonzales

International Association of Retired Firefighters

Kenneth Janda

The McLin Family Foundation

Patricia McKenna

Joseph Paul

David Person

Kelly Trimble

Ventura County Civic Alliance

Lisa Aronson

Anacapa Clinical Research
Ruth Ballin

Reina Bejerano

Jener Chang

Ron & Pam Engel

Karen Fitzgerald

Brutzkus Gubner
Anne Halsey 

Michaela & Jason Harris

Julie Harvey

Ken & Patsy Janda

Jo-Anne Jones

Joyce Miller

Michael McCarver

Tamara Nix

Alison Pascola

Cheryl Scammell

Mike Stoneking

Searle Creative Group
Democratic Club of Ventura

Raw Workouts

Kathy Wertheim

John Adams

Julia Ballot

McKinley Barnes 
Stephanie Becerra 

Alana Bond

Linda Bornand

Ellen Brown

Inez Byers

Loredana Carson

Sara Cook

Marina Deede

Antoinette Deince

The Dugas Family

Ellie

Steve Elson

Jason Hamann

Michaela Harris

Linda Fisher-Helton 

Karen L Fitzgerald 

Merle Freeman

Rudy Gonzales

Amanda Gray

Laurena Guizar

Kay Ito

Monica Jessie

John P. Lamorte & Terri O'Neal-Lamorte

Courtney Lane

Sheldon Lefkowitz

Benjamin Levine

Michael McCarver

Gregory McGough

Burton Melius

Gloria Miele

Joyce Miller

Kristi Moore

Gregory Monterrosa

Madelaine Neuwirth

Tamara Nix

Dusti Palay

Michael Panesis

Timothy Pompey 

Chena Popper

Gabriela Ramirez

Cindy Reichert

Stacy & Kerry Roscoe

Patty Ryan

Carlos Saleh

Branlin Schaefer

Marcella Shelby

Cynthia Sherman

Jean & Michael Shoemaker

Training Solutions

Ellen Spigel 

Jeff Starr

Shara Storch

Kirsten Walker

Patricia Waters
Kevin Wible

805Help does not warrant or guarantee any of the accuracy of the information contained herein. All information provided here originated elsewhere through voluntary submissions that have not been screened for accuracy. The authors of this website are simply acting as aggregators of reported information and do not have the resources to independently verify the data contained herein. For the most accurate, validated information from the County of Ventura, go to www.readyventuracounty.org.

805Help (formerly ThomasFireHelp) is a project of Community Partners (501c3 number 95-4302067).