Organizations that Donated to Thomas Fire Rebuilding

Posted on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 12:31 pm by Debbie

Fireman says Ventura County is Exceptional

The other day a Fresno fireman came into our store. He told me he’s fought fires from Oregon to Mexico, in big cities and small towns. And in all of his years he has never, ever witnessed anything close to the community support he has witnessed here.

He said he hasn’t paid for a single meal. In the midst of the smoke, businesses turned themselves into donation centers. Other businesses gave away products and services. Strangers helped each other, volunteering and donating. He was stunned and touched by the generosity he’s seen.

He didn’t come in to buy jewelry. He had heard of our free diamond necklace offer and even though he was clearly exhausted, he needed to come in. He wanted all of us to know that he’s seen many, many communities and we are extraordinary.

These businesses gave - shop here first

As we enter a new year of renewal, please consider supporting the following businesses by sharing this post and shopping. They, and the many unrecognized volunteers, are the local heroes that make up our community:


The Vine
Greater Goods
Stagecoach Market
Lori's Original Lemonade
The Renegade Chai & Kichadi Kitchen
Coast Frost Protection
Bona Fide Brewing Company
Bunnie Cast
Upper Ojai Relief
The Nest
Papa Lennon's Pizzeria
Seafresh Ojai
Ojai Pizza Company
Jim & Rob's Fresh Grill
Ojai Baby
Ojai Lumber Co. Inc.
Ace Harware in Meiners Oaks
The Deer Lodge
O Hi Frostie
Humane society of Ventura County
Rainbow Bridge Natural Foods
Ojai Surplus
Serendipity Toys
Coffee Connection
Madal Restaurant
Ojai Village Veterinary Hospital
Heavenly Honey Company
Casa Barannca Winery
The Farmer and the Cook
Ojai Village Veterinary Hospital
Casa de Lago Ojai
Revel - Kombucha Bar & Acai Bowls
Local outlets of Wendy's
Farmer's Insurance

Ventura and Surrounding Areas

Fit Zone
Ventura Pop Up Yoga
Yoga Jones
Grassroots Yoga
Affordable Linen Supply & Party Rental
Trinity wheeler Photography
Petit Galop Photography
Scarlette's Boutique, organized by realtor Ariel Palmierii
Dylan's Automotive
Burke Overhead Doors
Surfside Prints
Ventura Glass Shop
Elena Trevino Graphic Design
V3 Printing
Realtor The O'Toole Group - Real Estate
Moment Photography and Sound
Cibara Salon
Industry Horror
Yo Social
Mavericks Gym
Cornerstone Photography

Latitudes Fine Art Gallery
Iron and Resin
Sea Things
Plum Accessory Gift Boutique
Fox Fine Jewelry
Jewelry Couture by Sehati
Oddi Love
Ventura Surf Shop
Inside Track Multisport
Ecugreen Jewelry and Textiles
VC Property Shoppe
Ventura Surf Shop
Nutrishop in Oxnard
American Mattress Man
Trevor Morrison
Wienerschnitzel at 2172 Harbor Boulevard
McConnell's Fine Ice Creams of Ventura
Barnes & Noble
Toad & Co
The Wharf
Mile 26 Sports
The California Wine Club
Living Spaces
Westerlay Orchids in Carp donated $10,000
Local outlets of Dominos
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Urbane Cafe
Ethan Allen
Pet Food Express
Big 5 Sporting Goods (Many of these are locally owned)

Restaurants/Food Service/Chefs
Social Tap Ventura
Scratch Sandwich Counter (Tim Kilcoyne)
Barrelhouse 101
Plated Events by Chef Jason
Pete's Breakfast House
Spencer Makenzie's Fish Co.
Paradise Pantry
Garman's Pub
Winchester Grill-Ventura
Houweling's Group
Vagabond Coffee Shop
World Central Kitchen
Petty Farms
J Wolf Catering
The Traveler's Cafe
Trader Joe's-Ventura, CA
Lure Fish House
PizzaMan Dan's
Palmero Pizza
Ventura Spaghetti Company
Cafe Fiore
El Pescador
Limon y sal
The Sushi House in pierpont beach Ventura
Beach House Fish
Chick-fil-A at Ventura

Entertainment and Bars & Brews
The Majestic Ventura Theater
Bombay Bar and Grill
Discovery Ventura
Topa Topa Brewing Company
The Cave inside Ventura Wine Company
Ventura Coast Brewing Company
Grapes and Hops
Island Packers
Rubicon Theatre
O Leary’s Side Bar
Santa Barbara Zoo

Churches and Nonprofits
The City Church - Ventura
San Buenaventura Mission
RAK life
Museum of Ventura County
Our Lady of Assumption School
Mission Church
Ventura Missionary Church
VC Animal Services
Ventura High School
Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley
Rotary Club of Ventura-East
Food Share of Ventura County
Santa to the Sea Half Marathon
Calvary Chapel Ventura
Pacifica High School
Ventura County Fairgrounds
Actor Zachary Levi, hometown of Ventura, raised $110,000, of which he matched $50,000
Downtown Ventura
Visit Ventura
HELP of Ojai