VCCF Responds to Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire
Ventura County Community Foundation Responds to Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire
Hill Fire/Woolsey Fire Sudden and Urgent Needs Fund Set Up to Support Community Affected by Fires
Camarillo, CA – On the heels of the tragic events in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County now faces additional threats in the form of wildfires that broke out yesterday afternoon.
The Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire have already destroyed dozens of homes and continue to spread. Ventura County Community Foundation has set up the Hill Fire/Woolsey Fire Sudden and Urgent Needs Effort Fund as a vehicle to collect the generous donations from our community.
This Fund is designed to support the immediate needs of community nonprofit organizations serving those affected by these wildfires. VCCF continues to monitor the status of these fires and is in active communication with government and public safety officials.
For those in need of this assistance, please call Stephanie Bertsch-Merbach at 805-330-6667.
Emergency Information: https://www.vcemergency.com/
Vanessa Bechtel, VCCF’s Executive Director stated, “It hard to find the words to explain the challenges faced by Ventura County over the past few days. The Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire have torn through parts of our community and remain an active threat. VCCF has set up a new fund to support relief and recovery efforts this morning. We encourage all of our community members to remain vigilant and heed the warnings of public safety officials. “