Wells Fargo Donates $104,000 to Help Ventura County Storm Victims

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Camarillo, CA – The Ventura County Storm Fund has received a donation of $104,000 from Wells Fargo to help low-income households still needing emergency assistance to recover from the historic flooding of December 2023. This grant brings the fund’s total number of contributions from the community up to $500,000.

The Storm Fund was established by the Ventura County Community Foundation in partnership with Ventura County Emergency Management and the municipalities of Oxnard, Ventura and Port Hueneme in response to lack of FEMA assistance in the aftermath of the destruction, leaving over 400 households without accessible means of recovery, especially for low-income families and senior citizens.

Since the fund’s opening in January, VCCF has directly distributed $400,000 in assistance directly to over 300 families and individuals for emergency financial assistance as well as temporary housing, essentials like food and clothing, home restoration and more. However, dozens of households remain in need of financial assistance.

“Collaborating with communities to create stability is at the core of what we do,” said Kären Woodruff, Senior Vice President, Philanthropy and Community Impact at Wells Fargo. “These funds will play a critical role in helping Ventura County families recover from recent flooding.”

“We are profoundly grateful for the generosity of Wells Fargo, whose vital support has offered crucial financial aid to those devastated by the flash flooding that tore through low-income neighborhoods in Oxnard, Port Hueneme and Ventura,” said Sean Leonard, board president of VCCF. “The magnitude of loss is truly heart-wrenching, and we express our sincere gratitude to Wells Fargo for standing alongside us as we strive to provide assistance to all those in need of assistance.”

One hundred percent of donations go directly to families and individuals impacted by the storm. Donations can be made online at vccf.org/storm-fund or by calling (805) 330-6665.


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