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A Big Thank You

& More Ways to Help

When disasters like devastating wildfires strike in our community, an outpouring of support, relief and rescue efforts follows close behind. Such was the case during the recent wildfires that ravaged the local area last November. First responders from in and out of state, including sheriff’s offices, fire departments, police departments and paramedics, flooded in to ensure the safety and well-being of the communities affected by the Hill and Woolsey Fires.

In addition to the first responders’ efforts, chamber of commerce’s, cities, community businesses, nonprofits and thousands of individuals throughout Los Angeles and Ventura Counties stepped in to assist with relief and provide support to residents who were displaced from the wildfires.

Special thanks and recognition are in order for everyone that has offered services, fundraisers, Thanksgiving dinners and vigils throughout the community. A list of just some of the organizations that have offered help includes the following:

  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • Airbnb hosts
  • Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital
  • Caffe Luxxe
  • Cal State Channel Islands
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Conejo Hearing Center
  • Duben Holistic Chiropractic Center
  • Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen
  • Home Depot
  • KBU Radio
  • KCRW One Love Malibu Festival
  • Los Angeles Galaxy
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Manna Conejo Valley
  • Malibu Beach Inn
  • Malibu Lumber Yard
  • Malibu Presbyterian Church
  • New West Symphony
  • Oaks Christian High School
  • Paradise Cove Beach Cafe
  • Pepperdine University
  • Point Dume Bomberos
  • Point Dume Village
  • Pure Barre
  • PODS Moving and Storage
  • Red’s Barbeque and Grillery
  • Saffron Indian Cuisine
  • Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
  • Shake Shack
  • Simi Valley Music & Funtasy Festival
  • The Most Epic LemonAID Stand Ever
  • Thousand Oaks Gymboree Play & Music
  • The Rock Store
  • Vintage Grocers

And many, many others!

Ongoing relief efforts include several organizations, which continue to offer opportunities to volunteer and/or donate items or monetary donations at this time:

American Red Cross
RedCross.org | 310.445.9900 (Los Angeles)/805.987.1514 (Ventura)

Amiga Wild – Venice
Drop-Off donations: 2124 Lincoln Blvd., Venice

Boys & Girls Club of Malibu
310.457.1400

California Fire Foundation
800.890.3213

Congregation Or Ami
818.880.4880

Dive N’ Surf Redondo Beach
310.372.8423

Humane Society of Ventura County
805.646.6505

Las Virgenes Unified School District

The Little Angels Project (Veterinary Angels)
818.865.1800

Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation
562.728.4610

Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation
661.733.6021

Malibu Healing Center
Donations: 21355 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue
310.456.2178

Pepperdine Fund
310.506.4000

Santa Monica Mountains Fund Rebuild Paramount Ranch

Salvation Army

The Sleep Shoppe
818.991.6607 (Agoura Hills)/805.498.2233 (Newbury Park)

Upper Ojai Relief
805.650.7778

United Way
213.808.6220 (Los Angeles)/805.485.6288 (Ventura)

Ventura County Animal Services
805.388.4393

Ventura County Community Foundation
 805.988.0196

Ventura Fire Foundation