Community Action

One805 Live! The Bash is Back One805 | Prepare • Equip • Support

One805’s original Kick Ash Bash was a legendary gathering that will forever be etched in the community’s consciousness. This huge […more…]

Tom Reed to Retire after 20 Years  Unity Shoppe

“Having Served Unity Shoppe since 2002, and with the charity in a strong position, the time is right.” Tom Reed, […more…]

Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley Fighting Back Santa Maria

Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley (FBSMV) does some very important and impactful work. Since its founding in 2003 as a […more…]

Bucket Brigade: Building a Foundation for Local Resilience Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade

The Santa Barbara coastal region has largely escaped any major disasters in the past year, save, of course, for the […more…]

Beyond Christmas Unity: No Off-Season for Food and Services Unity Shoppe

It might seem like bad timing to be writing about Unity Shoppe in the last week of the year, considering […more…]

Montecito Firefighters’ Charitable Foundation: Providing Financial Support to Community Members in Need Montecito Firefighters’ Charitable Foundation

Montecito Firefighter Lucas Grant is too young to have personal memories of what it was like when local firefighters were […more…]

A Vision Beyond the Call of Duty Montecito Firefighters’ Charitable Foundation

Firefighters do a lot more than fight fires. On any given day, Montecito Fire’s 33 active-duty firefighters wake up to […more…]

Community Resilience in a Changed Climate Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade

The Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade is a homegrown community response to climate change. Created in the wake of the Thomas […more…]

Second and Third Chances at Life Fighting Back Santa Maria

On a wall next to the entrance of Edwin Weaver’s office at Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley (FBSMV) hangs a […more…]

One805 Four Years Later, Nonprofit Continues to Kick Ash One805 | Prepare • Equip • Support

Everybody in town likely knows about One805. Sure, they’re the organization who three years ago created the “Kick Ash Bash,” […more…]

Latest on School Reopening One805 | Prepare • Equip • Support

In addition to the majority of the business sector permitted to reopen indoors with modifications earlier this week, most county […more…]

Taking Care of Those Who Take Care of Us One805 | Prepare • Equip • Support

By the time the Thomas Fire turned toward Montecito in December 2017, Santa Barbara County’s first responders had already spent […more…]