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:
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
Wes Melander & Jaci Engel
Retired & Disabled Police of America
Zarrinkelk and Siavash Dental Partnership
Los Cerritos Associated Student Body
International Association of Retired Firefighters
The McLin Family Foundation
Ventura County Civic Alliance
Anacapa Clinical Research
Ron & Pam Engel
Michaela & Jason Harris
Ken & Patsy Janda
Searle Creative Group
Democratic Club of Ventura
The Dugas Family
Karen L Fitzgerald
John P. Lamorte & Terri O'Neal-Lamorte
Stacy & Kerry Roscoe
Jean & Michael Shoemaker