Ventura Wildfire Victims

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As many of you know, my hometown of Ventura and surrounding towns of Ojai and Santa Paula have been hit hard by devastating wildfires.  Houses and communities have been destroyed and it will take time before we will be able to assess all of the damage.  I have friends and family who have been displaced and have lost homes and property.

I've teamed up with GoFundMe and come to you, hat in hand, and implore you to come together and support those who have been affected. All funds raised will go to a 501(c)(3) called the Direct Impact Fund and will be distributed to provide relief and financial support to fire victims and charities on the ground doing the most impactful work. I’ll keep you updated on the details as things progress.

Lastly, I'll match up to $50,000, so your donation will go even farther to help. Ventura is my town. My heart. I grew up there nearly my entire life, which means I also grew up in Ojai & Santa Paula. These communities are strong. Ventura is strong. But this devastation is unprecedented, and my people need our help, now more than ever. So c’mon folks. Help me, help you, help them.

Please donate and share this link, https://www.gofundme.com/zacharylevi, so we can make a difference together.

Thank you so much,


Zachary
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Hello all you wonderful donors!
Just wanted to give you an update on the awesome local charities we've been working with, who will be recipients of your incredible donations.

-RAKLife of Ventura
-HELP of Ojai
-Upper Ojai Relief
-Catalyst Church Santa Paula in conjunction with Limoneira Ranch
-Humane Society of Ventura County

We are going to leave the campaign open through the holidays, in case people feel led to donate again, or want to share with others.
Blessings x
Zac
A beautiful symbol of the strength, endurance, and hope of the people of Ventura County. The iconic Ventura Cross, surrounded by flames, remained standing.
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WE DID IT! Eternally grateful to each and every one of you. 50k in 6 days. With my matching, we will be able to help SO MANY PEOPLE! Y’all are instruments of beautiful and radical change. Believe that. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Stay tuned as we start to plan, strategize, and roll out funds to Thomas Fire victims in need. If anyone you know was deeply affected by the fire, didn't have insurance, and in need of financial assistance, please message us their information or their GoFundMe page.

Blessings,
Zac
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Your donations continue to be awe inspiring, as are your prayers. If you don’t mind, I ask that would direct some special ones to the family and friends of Cory Iverson. He was a brave San Diego firefighter who lost his life yesterday in the act of duty. My heart breaks for his family. I can’t imagine the weight of their loss.
Cory Iverson with his wife & daughter
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As another day comes to a close, I reflect on all that I am grateful for. Right now, I’m feeling very, very grateful for all of you folks out there that have trusted me with your resources in trying to help the good people of Ventura County. Thank you for that trust. And thank you for the inspiration it continues to build. 33k down. 17k to go. We got this. #thomasfire #venturacountystrong
What remains of my dear friend Clint Garmen's parent's home
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