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Our Mission: We are a Non-Profit organization powered by people dedicated to helping people, animals and the environment towards recovery.

Volunteers to the Rescue

Volunteers to the Rescue

We are primarily a volunteer based organization, so it's people like you that make this possible!

Our Mission

We are a Non-Profit organization powered by people dedicated to helping people, animals and the environment towards recovery.

We are primarily a volunteer based organization that was created out of need during the Thomas Fire in December 2017. When a two neighbors found themselves battling the fire to save their homes as well as others in their neighborhood led to much more. In the coming days and weeks since the start of that fire, our non-profit was set up to help survivors of such disasters.  We are strong believers in community and the act of people helping others.

Upper Ojai Relief has served a few different functions since our start in December 2017:

Thomas Fire 2017-2018

  1. A relief station was set up in Upper Ojai where goods, gift cards, and services were gathered via donations and given out to those affected. Community support and togetherness were a big part of what made “The Station” the success that it was.
  2. Hundreds of volunteers were organized by our board and by coordinating with affected home-owners spent thousands of hours on hands-on relief and rebuilding efforts for Upper Ojai residents and beyond.
  3. Upper Ojai Relief raised and disbursed short term funds to those affected by the fires through a simple application process. Future funds acquired will go toward a long-term relief fund to continue benefiting survivors of natural disasters.

Woolsey and Hill Fires 2018-2019

  1. Prior to evacuations being lifted in the Agoura Hills area during the Woolsey fire, our team coordinated efforts with the Seminole Springs Community to set up a new relief  station on their premise.  It was stocked with donated goods to ready to be given to those in need after the fire. 
  2. Sifter boxes were built and delivered as well as protective gear obtained so volunteers and survivors could begin the process of combing through their lost homes for valuables and anything left by the fire.
  3. We coordinated the organization of hundreds of volunteers to assist with the intake and outake of goods from the relief station as well as to work with survivors sifting through their homes.
  4. Relief efforts are continuing to this day in the Woolsey Fire area and funds donated during that time will be distributed to those affected by the fires.

Thank you to all who have donated or volunteered for being part of this incredible movement!

Moving into the future, we will continue our mission to help survivors of natural disasters. Know that we will be here and ready to help when the need arises!

We Rise Together