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One805 | Prepare • Equip • Support


One805 is a permanent 501(c)(3) corporation, raising funds for all three First Responder groups – Fire, Police, and Sheriff – purchasing equipment, counseling & taking care of those who take care of us.

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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

“One805 has been a valuable partner for first responders in Santa Barbara County. They are dedicated to supporting community preparedness, public safety, counseling services and financial support for un-budgeted equipment. One805 re- cently purchased sanitizing foggers to help keep us safe from COVID-19 and also provided QRET helicopter harnesses for the County Air Support Unit.
Thank you for making a difference here in our local community.”
 – Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig

Social Solidarity

Through local natural disasters and COVID-19, the team at One805 has recognized the power of Santa Barbara’s “social solidarity” – the interdependence between individuals in a society – to survive a crisis together.
Despite the glamour of One805’s first benefit concert, the charity is dedicated to including ALL county residents in equitable safety initiatives. Future benefit concerts titled “One805 Live!” will further the tradition of live music to raise funds for public safety emergencies.
“One805’s mission is to support the public safety needs of our community in an efficient, equitable fashion,” says Executive Director Angela Binetti Schmidt. “We are not another black-tie charity. We are stronger as ONE and are asking everyone to join. Our $25 members are just as appreciated and important as our honorary board $10,000 members.” Honorary board members meet with public safety Department Heads to collaborate on donation expenditures.
Together we are One805. Visit to learn more, become a member and donate.

One 805 Executive Board

Richard Weston-Smith, President/Co-Founder
Eric G. Phillips, Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder
John J. Thyne III, Chief Financial Officer/Co-Founder

Advisory Council

Chief Laurie Luhnow, Santa Barbara Police Department |
Sheriff Bill Brown, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department
Fire Chief Eric Nickel, Santa Barbara City Fire Department
Fire Chief Mark Hartwig, Santa Barbara City Fire Department
Fire Chief Kevin Taylor, Montecito Fire Department
Fire Chief Gregory Fish, Summerland/Carpinteria Fire Department
Chief Phil Hansen, Santa Maria Police Department
Chief Joseph Mariani, Lompoc Police Department
Chief Michael Cash, Guadalupe Police & Fire Department
Fire Chief Leonard Champion, Santa Barbara Fire Department
Fire Chief Jerry Kuras, Santa Maria Fire Department