Resource Guide to Rebuilding Our Community



1. OFFICE SPACE: The Impact Hub— all three locations — is offering FREE space and access to its "blazing fast internet" to entrepreneurs affected by the flood. Now available through Friday, January 19. After January 19th, they will offer discounted co-working space to those affected.

Contact Information: 1117 State Street, 10 East Yanonali Street, and 1221 Chapala Street.

2. DATA RECOVERY: FREE mudslide data recovery from MacMechanic for those who had a computer damaged in the mudslides. Simply drop your Mac off at their location and they will get it onto one of their data recovery rigs as soon as possible.

Contact Information: Please note the new and only location: 3433 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 or call (805) 965-9722.


1. FEMA Flood Insurance Program

Website: National Flood Insurance Program (FEMA)

2. Property Tax Disaster Relief: This property tax relief is available to owners of real property, business equipment and fixtures, orchards or other agricultural groves, and to owners of aircraft, boats, and certain mobilehomes - it is not available to property that is not assessable, such as state licensed mobilehomes or household furnishings.

Website: For more information about California Disaster Relief,


Event/Organization Date Location

"Music for Healing & Community"
Santa Barbara Symphony
7:30 pm
Granada Theater
For more info, visit: Music for Healing and Community

"Santa Barbara Strong: A Benefit Concert"

7:00 pm

Elings Performing Arts Center
For more info, visit Facebook Event

"Miles for Montecito"
Santa Barbara Running

9-10 am
Santa Barbara Running
For more info, visit: Miles for Montecito Benefit Run

"After the Fire After the Storm"
Antioch University

12-5 pm
Antioch University
For more info, visit: After the Fire After the Storm

"Santa Barbara Community Meeting"

6-8 pm
For more information, visit Santa Barbara Community Meeting

“Afternoon of Community Healing”

2:00-5:30 pm
Yoga Soup
Afternoon of Community Healing

"805 Strong"/Women's Economic Ventures

5:00-7:45 pm
The Fess Parker
For more info, visit 805 Strong

"Gathering of Hope and Remembrance"

6:30 pm
All Saints by the Sea Church
For more info, visit Gathering of Hope and Remembrance

"Coast Village Cash Mob"

3:00-5:00 pm
Whiskey and Leather
For more info, visit Coast Village Cash Mob

“Firefighter Care Package Party”

2:00-6:00 pm
Santa Barbara Gift Baskets
For more info, visit Firefighter Care Package Party


1. NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS: The 93108 Fund has been established to support local workers and families in Montecito, whose daily work lives have been impacted by the fire and mudslides.

Contact Information: Visit: to donate.

2. FUNDRAISER BENEFTING THE ELLEN MONTECITO DISASTER FUND: This Sunday, February 11 from 12-4 pm, Join Advanced Veterinary Specialists in support of those affected by the recent fires and mudslides throughout Santa Barbara and Montecito.Funds will be raised through donations, a local raffle, enjoying Oreana wines, and more. Additionally, AVS will match funds raised in a donation of their own to further support recovery efforts.

Contact Information: Visit:

 3. CASINO NIGHT FUNDRAISER: Impact Hub is hosting a Casino Night Fundraiser to Benefit the Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslide Victims. Wear Red for Community Unity, Food, Wine.

Contact Information: RSVP for your tickets here:

4. SUPPORT THE SUTTHITHEPA FAMILY: Your Choice Restaurant will give 100% the proceeds of any purchase between 5:00-8:30 pm Wednesday, January 31 to benefit the Sutthithepa family who lost everything in the Montecito Mudslides.

Contact Information:3404 State Street.

5. 2018 KICKOFF: COMMUNITY COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE: Thomas Fire & Flood Benefit: Sip your favorite cocktail on the Canary Hotel rooftop at a fundraising event to benefit the United Way of Santa Barbara's Thomas Fire Fund.
Date: January 20, 2018Time: 7:00 pm Location: Kimpton Canary Hotel

Contact Information:For more information and to buy tickets, visit: Community Cocktails for a Cause

6. SUPPORT BRE’OSH BAKERY: "Support Bre'Osh- Saving Community." Because 90% of our revenue comes from the shop, the bakery is now in jeopardy (if nothing is done). To reach this goal while we are facing our current responsibilities we need to raise $60,000 to ensure the future of Bree’Osh at Montecito.

To donate: Click on the link: Support Bre'Osh Bakery

7. DONATIONS: SBIFF in conjunction with Foodbank of Santa Barbara County for this year’s festival. Foodbank bins are available all day for donation at the Arlington Theatre during the festival. Let's give back together.

Website: and scroll down to How to Support Recovery Efforts and click on the second link under GIVE.

8. DONATIONS: United Way of Santa Barbara offers a list of Santa Barbara organizations accepting monetary or in-kind donations to help victims of the Thomas Fire/Flood.

Contact Information: or call 805-967-5741.

9. EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION: The Foodbank has partnered with the American Red Cross of the Pacific Coast and Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management to ensure those in Montecito and affected areas have access to healthy food until residents can to return to their homes and businesses. The Foodbank stands ready to provide food support throughout the recovery process.

Contact Information: Visit:

10. BOOK DONATIONS: Planned Parenthood Central Coast Book Saleis giving away FREE books to anyone affected by the Montecito Mudslide & the Thomas Fire on Sunday, Feb. 18, from 12:00- 3:00.

Contact Information: 5726 Thornwood Drive, Goleta warehouse.

11. DONATIONS AND SUPPORT: Unity Shoppe plans a Santa Barbara distribution in February, partnering with the Santa Barbara Foundation and the Santa Barbara County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (SBCVOAD).

Contact Information: Contributors can donate at and by texting UWVC to 41444. Or send checks to United Way of Santa Barbara County, 320 East Gutierrez Street, S.B., CA 93101. Write “Thomas Fire Fund” in the memo line.


1. GRIEF COUNSELING & SUPPORT: Hospice of Santa Barbara
Trained Hospice counselors are making themselves available to those who have lost a loved one or are struggling with grief or any other kind of loss through phone and in-person counseling.


Contact Information: Call 805-563-8820; OR visit the Family Assistance Center at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 E Constance St. or the home office at 2050 Alameda Padre Serra.

2. RESPITE & SANCTUARY SPACE: Santa Barbara Botanical Garden
Free admission to gardens for meditation and community support for those affected by the floods. Offer is good until January 19. We have a call into the Garden to see if they will extend the date.


Contact Information: Email; Or call 805.682.4726 for more information.

3. MUSEUM ENTRANCE: In light of the recent tragic events affecting our entire community, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is offering FREE admission through February 28—in the belief that the power of art will provide solace, tranquility of mind, healing, and a source of inspiration going forward.

Contact Information: Visit:


2. Daily Updates from the Montecito:


1. Free Insurance Claim Workshop: Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is hosting the workshop to give people who have been having trouble getting their insurance needs met a chance to meeting with a Department of Insurance representative.

Information: The event will be Saturday, February 3rd from 4-6pm at the Fe Bland Forum in the Business Community Building on SBCC’s West Campus. It’s best if you make an appointment by calling 1-800-927-4357 or visit:

2. Santa Barbara Association of Realtors is working with CAR and the Insurance Commissioner and is offering up-to-date information on insurance coverage and claims.


Contact Information: Call 805-963-3787

3. Dave Jones: issues formal notice to insurers regarding mudslide coverage for homeowners.



1. EYE EXAMS AND GLASSES: The Eyeglass Factory is offering FREE basic eyeglasses and eye exams for flood survivors who need them.

Contact Information: Call (805) 965-9000 or visit 1 S. Milpas St.

2. MATTRESS AND BED FRAMES: Lullis donating FREE Mattresses and Bed Frames to anyone directly affected by the recent mudslides in Santa Barbara.
Contact Information: Please email so they can coordinate directly with you.

3. HOUSEHOLD GOODS: Bed, Bath & Beyondis offering 25% off an entire purchase to those impacted by the flood with proof of a claim. Questions, ask for the manager, Ernesto.

Contact Information: Visit:

4. BEAUTY CARE PRODUCTS: Skin Deep is offering 30% to evacuees.

Contact Information: Visit:

5. SHAMPOO AND BLOW-DRYS: Walter Claudio Studio is offering FREE shampoo and blow-drys to first responders and evacuees.

Contact Information: Visit: or call 805-963-7579

6. 10% OFF HAIR SALON SERVICES IN EXCHANGE FOR DONATIONS: Edge Salon Salonoffers 10 percent off any service for patrons who bring new clothing or nonperishable food to give to Unity Shoppe to give to flood victims.

Contact Information: Call 805-681-8100 or visit 5779 Calle Real, Goleta.

7. MONTECITO GIFT CERTIFICATES: The Axxess Card is s selling gift certificates for businesses in Montecito & Summerland. Your purchase of a gift certificate provides immediate cash flow for the businesses TODAY - when they need our support most. These certificates are available to everyone (not just Axxess Members) so please tell your friends. As a thank you from the business, most of the certificates include an extra 10% or more in value.They're adding more each day, so come back often.

Contact Information: Visit:

8. ICE CREAM: McConnell’s Ice Cream Creamis offering FREE ice cream to evacuees and first responders. 728 State Street


1. VCA Urgent Care Specialty & Emergency Hospital. For those who have been displaced, VCA is offering FREE boarding for small animals.



1. Rental Guide: Please email us at for our Rental Guide, a comprehensive list of rental agency websites.

2. Santa Barbara Association of Realtors:
For those looking for rental accommodations in an easy-to access list, click on the red button featured on that says, “View All Furnished Rentals” for current listings.

Website: OR visit the direct link at SBAOR Rentals

Contact Information: Citizens who have available rentals can email AniPollack at with information.

3. Preferred Rentals: For those who have lost homes, Preferred Rentals is offering to waive their fee to receive their rental list if you call them directly.


Contact Information: Call 805 965-8631

4. Towbes Group: The Towbes Group is offering those who have been displaced by the Thomas Fire/Flood 50% off of fully furnished rentals for 90 days at their Goleta apartment development.

Contact Information: Call the corporate office at 805-962-2121 and ask for Jim Carrillo.


1. Santa Barbara Travel Bureau will make free lodging or transportation arrangements for evacuees to, within, or outside Santa Barbara and Ventura.

Contact Information: 1028 State Street or call 805 -966-3116.

2. Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce Commercehas a list of hotels offering discounts to people out of their homes.Visit:; call (805) 965-3023 or email

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