More Money Available for Santa Barbara County’s Disaster Victims

United Way Announces Nonprofit and Cash Grants

A home in the Riven Rock enclave adjacent to Hot Springs Creek suffered substantial damage when the bridge at East Mountain Drive diverted water into neighborhoods.
Brandon Yadegari

Another $900,000 of Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow donations are earmarked for long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts of low-income families, United Way of Santa Barbara announced. Of that amount, $300,000 will be distributed by six nonprofit agencies, including the Family Service Agency, Future Leaders of America, and Salvation Army. United Way is also offering $600,000 in cash grants to eligible residents impacted by the recent disasters, focusing on those who lost family members, those with property losses, and those who lost work. The application window closes on May 11. Visit for more information.

Editor’s Note: The amounts to be distributed were corrected on April 25. The original story had omitted the $600,000 going to eligible residents.


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