Chamber Postpones Awards Ceremony

 

Because of recent South Coast disasters, the Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region has indefinitely postponed the scheduled Jan. 23 Regional Business Awards. 

The chamber has offered a list of information helpful for businesses and others in the wake of the Thomas fire and Montecito mudslide: 

FOR NON-EMERGENCY EVACUATION ASSISTANCE  PLEASE CALL: 

(805) 681-5542 OR TEXT (805) 400-1572 

www.countyofsb.org 

 MUDSLIDES: RED CROSS RESPONDS AS THREAT CONTINUES: 

The heavy rains have stopped in California but the risk of additional mudslides still exists where wildfires scorched thousands of acres. The American Red Cross is on the ground, providing safe shelter and other services for people impacted by the disaster and has information people should follow to remain safe. If someone needs to find a shelter, they can call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767), visit redcross.org, or download the free Red Cross Emergency App. Click on the link below to see The Red Cross’ Safety Guidelines: 

http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Red-Cross-Responds-to-California-Mudslides 

 SANTA BARBARA AIRBUS OFFERS A MODIFIED SCHEDULE DURING 

Airbus are still running their buses, but must take the HWY 166 and I-5 route to the Airport, which takes approximately 5 hours. Due to these factors, they are modifying the schedule until the 101 reopens. Please click on the link below for more information: 

https://www.sbairbus.com/airbus-status  

AMTRAK PACIFIC SURFLINER SERVICE RESUMES THROUGH SANTA BARBARA COUNTY. 

Railroad tracks are now open between Oxnard and Santa Barbara. According to Amtrak Pacific Surfliner, Train 768 will operate between Goleta and Los Angeles. 

http://www.keyt.com/lifestyle/travel/amtrak-surfliner-service-resumes-through-santa-barbara-county/684514791 

 THE CONDOR EXPRESS AND ISLAND PACKERS IS OFFERING FERRY SERVICE AROUND THE 101 CLOSURES. 

Island Packers/Ventura Harbor in Cooperation with the Condor Express/Santa Barbara Sea Landing are offering shuttle services for the duration of the closure. 

– http://condorexpress.com/ 

– http://islandpackers.com/ 

 AVAILABLE HOTEL WITH SPECIAL RATE FOR DISPLACED RESIDENTS: 

For Santa Barbara Residents displaced due to the evacuation warnings or those staying overnight to avoid potential commute issues, please see link below with hotels that are offering special rates at this time. 

https://www.sbchamber.org/hotel-evacuee-resource-list 

 MORTGAGE LOAN: 

–      PrimeLending offers a mortgage loan to repair, renovate, or construct a property. Their renovation loan will allow cash-out to pay a contractor to complete repairs, PrimeLEnding will be waiving their fees. Please contact PrimeLending for more information. (805) 335-8789 or atlo.primelending.com/sandy.stinson 

 RENTALS/HOUSING: 

–      Preferred Rental Services are offering their rental listing as a free service to the families that have lost their home or have had it damaged by the fire/mudslide. Click here for PDF.  

–      Santa Barbara Association of Realtors have created a list of furnished rentals. See link below. 

http://www.phototoursidx.com/sb/results.php?propClass=Rent&advanced=1&cid=25&furnishings%5B0%5D=fully_furnished 

AVAILABLE SHELTERS AND ASSISTANCE CENTERS: 

–      Hospice of Santa Barbara is collaborating closely with schools, first responders, governmental agencies, and the Red Cross to provide counseling supportive services to families and the community. Their trained counselors are available at the “Family Assistance Center” set up by Santa Barbara County at the First Presbyterian Church located at 21 E. Constance St. on the corner of State St as well as our home offices at 2050 Alameda Padre Serra. For assistance, please call (805) 563-8820www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org 

      Red Cross Evacuation Center – Santa Barbara City College Gymnasium – (805) 687-0766721 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara. Park in Lot 1B, East Campus (small animals welcome) 

–      All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church -triage center for medical attention for those still in Montecito. 

 LABEL YOURSELF SAFE TO MAKE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AWARE: 

Red Cross – https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php 

You may also label yourself safe on Facebook. 

 ANIMAL SHELTERS FOR EVACUEES🙁Please call first if possible) 

For assistance with large and small animals, please call (805) 681-4332 

Large Animal Shelter – Earl Warren Showgrounds – http://www.earlwarren.com/ 

Small Animal Shelter – Santa Barbara Humane Society – (805) 964-4777  

5399 Overpass Road 

https://www.sbhumanesociety.org/ 

San Roque Pet Hospital is offering free pet boarding – (805) 682-2647http://www.sanroquepethospital.com/contact-us.html 

 

 THE CHAMBER OF THE SANTA BARBARA REGION RESOURCES: 

–      Any business who has experienced physical damage to their property and needs assistance with how to proceed, please contact us. (805) 965-3023 

–      The Chamber of Santa Barbara Region offers office space for the impacted at 104 W. Anapamu St., Suite A, Santa Barbara. Call for more information (805)965-3023 

BUSINESS RESOURCES: 

      Keller Williams Santa Barbara at 1435 Anacapa offer their workspace to those affected by recent events. They have a couple of computers and printing/copying/faxing services available as well. These will be available during business hours, Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm. 

      Women’s Economic Ventures is offering a Quick Response Loan of up to $10,000 and has put together a webpage of additional resources to help small businesses recover from the Thomas Fire’s continuing impacts. 

–      Paseo Nuevo have space available and are committed to help any retailer that has been displaced in Montecito. If someone needs a temporary location to rebuild their life and livelihood while their location is being restored, they can reach out to [email protected] or at (805) 963-7147 

      Impact Hub is offering workspace, WIFI and warm beverages https://impacthubsb.com/ 

–      Regus Santa Barbara are offering workspace for the impacted at their downtown location https://www.regus.com/office-space/united-states/california/santa-barbara/california-santa-barbara-downtown-santa-barbara 

–      Workzones are offering free co-working day passes to those effected. Call (805) 966-3722 for additional details or questions regarding short term office solutions or email [email protected] 

DONATIONS: 

– If you have any donations including clothing, household items, etc.  

Mad Fitness SB will be collecting them at their gym and dropping them off at the Red Cross1236 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 

– Direct Relief collects donation through its website: 

https://secure.directrelief.org/site/Donation2?df_id=2924&mfc_pref=T&2924.donation=form1 

– United Way has created a Thomas Fire and Flood Fund: 

https://app.mobilecause.com/f/hjr/n 

RESOURCES: 

  • Ventura County Community Development Corporation (VCCDC), a non-profit HUD approved counseling agency is an approved provider for the Keep Your Home California (KYHC) Program. Under the KYHC Unemployment Mortgage Assistance (UMA) Program, homeowners who have experienced an involuntary job loss and are receiving California EDD unemployment benefits can obtain mortgage payment assistance. Benefit assistance through UMA can last up to 18 months. The maximum assistance per household is $54,000. VCCDC’s staff can work with you to assess your eligibility for one or more of the Keep Your Home California programs. Call us today to learn more or to apply: 805.273.7800 or achavez@vccdc.org. Our office is located at 2231 Sturgis Road, Suite A, in Oxnard however we would be happy to help anyone who is interested via phone or through a virtual counseling session. Click here for more information http://vccdc.org/foreclosure-prevention/keep-your-home-california/ 
  • Hospice of Santa Barbara is providing counseling services to individuals and families who may be struggling during this difficult time. Trained counselors will be on hand at Hospice of Santa Barbara, located at 2050 Alameda Padre Serra Suite 100, and will be available to discuss families’ experiences with the natural disaster. Services are available in English and Spanish. Please call (805) 563-8820 for more information 
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. provides clean water for those in need. Bring you water container to the Santa Barbara Taproom. 137 Anacapa St. Suite F 
  • Sol Wave Offers Emergency Water Services: http://www.solwavewater.com/santa-barbara-emergency-water-drinking-are-you-prepared-santa-barbara-ventura-oxnard-goleta-hope-ranch-montecito/ 
  • DIANI is offering clothing assistance with help of Citizens of Humanity! Email DIANI for more information: [email protected]dianiboutique.com 
  • Visit American Red Cross of the Pacific Coast at Santa Barbara City College Sports Pavilion to pick up warm clothing donated Toad&Co. 
  • Los Arroyos Restaurants is offering a free meal to first responders at their Downtown and Goleta locations. 

 http://www.montecitowater.com/latest-news/boil-water-notice-01-09-2018/ 

 FOR INFORMATION ON THE GAS SERVICE SUSPENSION CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW: 

https://www.socalgas.com/newsroom/montecito 

COX COMMUNICATIONS: 

Severe storms cause service outages for some cox communications customers in Santa Barbara county. 

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Jan. 10, 2018 – The severe storms and mudslides that hit Santa Barbara County have impacted video, internet, phone and home security services to some Cox Communications residential and business customers. For more information click on this link: https://www.cox-california.com/ 

 For other/more information, go to www.countyofsb.org, or call 211 or outside the 805-area code, call toll free to (800) 400-1572. The county has established an additional call center for assistance at (805) 681-5542 or text to (805) 699-0165.
–Source: Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce  

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