The 805 UndocuFund is a joint effort of immigrant-serving organizations in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties to provide disaster relief to local immigrant families who are excluded from federal aid programs like FEMA and Disaster Unemployment Assistance. Many immigrant families were affected including loss of homes and essential belongings with the destruction of farmworker housing and apartments, lost jobs as the houses where they cleaned, gardened, cooked, or cared for children were evacuated or destroyed, and lost wages as the only freeway between Ventura and Santa Barbara was severed by mudslides and outdoor air quality was hazardous for outdoor workers like farmworkers, landscapers and day laborers.
The 805 Undocufund, based on a successful model after the Tubbs Fire in Northern California, will be overseen by immigrant rights groups including CAUSE, MICOP, and FLA, with funds managed by the Ventura County Community Foundation. To contribute to the 805 Undocufund, you can make out checks to Ventura County Community Foundation and write “805 Undocufund” in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite A, Camarillo, CA 93012 or donate using the form below.