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Donation Fund Set Up To Help Victims Of Thomas Fire

Photo by Ventura County Fire Department
Thomas Fire

There’s a way you can support the victims of the Thomas Fire that has charred Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

The United Way of Ventura County has set up the Thomas Fire Fund in which 100% of donations will support those impacted by the massive wildfire.

Eric Harrison with United Way says the fund has already raised more than $1.2 million through donations by both individuals and foundations.

“It’s incredible. I’ve never seen giving like this before in our 72-year history in Ventura County,” he said.

Harrison says donations can be made by texting UWVC to 41444, online at, calling (805) 485-6288 or by mailing a check to the United Way office at 702 County Square Drive, Suite 100, Ventura CA 93003. 

“This is hope for people that have been completely devastated," he said.

United Way will be meeting this week with officials from the Red Cross, the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services and Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster to determine how to best distribute the funds.