Totally Local VC Rebuilds the 805

The Thomas Fire has ripped through Ventura County, taking with it nearly 100,000 acres as of this post. Included in that was the Wicked Wire Ranch, home to Totally Local VC and founder of the non-profit organization, Kat Merrick.  A family friend initially started this GoFundMe to help the Merrick family during this time of need after we lost everything in the fire. However, we've decided to pivot. Our story is not the only one to be told. Thousands of families in Ventura County are going through the same thing right now. As the fires continue to burn, more homes will be lost and more families will be in need of assistance. So we're recreating this GoFundMe with the hope of getting the necessary funding to get Totally Local VC back on its feet and help any and every family we can. For that we need your help. Every dollar raised in this campaign will go toward helping Totally Local VC rebuild and give back to those who have been impacted by this horrible event.  Anything helps no matter how small it may seem.
  They always say it takes an entire village to raise a child. Well now it's time for all those who have been brought up by the 805 to come together and help rebuild that village. This is still far from over, but together we will get through it, and we will be stronger for it. Please support any way you can and share this page so we can help as many people as possible get their lives back. Thank you, and God bless. #805Strong

Totally Local VC is a collaborative initiative focused on promoting the importance and success of our local agriculture and business community. We are dedicated to educating our youth and community members on the important role business and agriculture plays in the success of not only our county, but also the world and the many links each has to small business and agriculture.

Totally Local VC highlights all that is Ventura County.  This includes our farmers, the businesses and the people that are building a strong economy and a sustainable future for all of us.

For more info on what we're all about head to our Facebook page linked below:
  • Steve Kinney 
    • $75 
    • 44 mos
  • Seth Brandes 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Breken Terry 
    • $30 
    • 45 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 45 mos
  • Rita DuBois 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lionel Fujioka 
Ventura, CA
Kat Merrick 
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