Ventura County Community Foundation Opens Storm Fund to Support County Residents Recovering After Historic Flooding
CAMARILLO, CA 1/30/24 – In partnership with Ventura County Emergency Management and the municipalities of Oxnard, Ventura and Port Hueneme, the Ventura County Community Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the Ventura County Storm Fund. This vital effort is committed to providing immediate financial assistance to low-income families and seniors affected by the devastating flooding that occurred on December 21, 2023. Donations can be made online at vccf.org/storm-fund or by calling (805) 330-6976.
The catastrophic flooding left over 400 homes severely damaged, with water levels exceeding 18 inches in many instances, resulting in significant destruction. Of particular concern are the seniors in low-income communities, a significant portion of whom lack insurance coverage for flood-related damages. With FEMA assistance unavailable due to not meeting the required threshold of 1,200 affected structures, community members find themselves without support. This includes low-income families, undocumented individuals and seniors who are now grappling with the aftermath of the disaster.
“The Ventura County Storm Fund represents a collaborative effort to extend a helping hand to those in our community who have been disproportionately impacted by the recent flooding,” said Patrick Maynard, Director of the Office of Emergency Services for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. “Your generosity will make a meaningful difference in the lives of families and seniors who are currently grappling with the devastating consequences of this unforeseen event.”
Donations to the Ventura County Storm Fund will provide emergency financial assistance to those most severely impacted. One hundred percent of each donation will be distributed directly to those in need of storm recovery support.
Established in 1987, the Ventura County Community Foundation has focused on building philanthropy in our region by stewarding legacies through careful management of the charitable capital entrusted to us. We are committed to a long-term perspective for Ventura County. We honor donor intent by protecting endowments forever and we specialize in connecting philanthropic resources with community needs for the benefit of all. We invest in the future through scholarships, grant making and collaborative partnerships.