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THOMAS FIRE BENEFIT FESTIVAL
100 % of the Proceeds Will Benefit Victims of the Thomas Fires
Local community members and organizations came together to produce the Thomas Fire Benefit Festival that was held on February 3rd at Plaza Park in Downtown Ventura. The goal of this benefit is to raise funds to assist deserving fire victims as quickly and directly as possible and help Ventura County recover from this historic travesty.
100% of proceeds from the Thomas Fire Benefit Festival will be put toward recovery. The range of need is great, from school children who lost their textbooks and musical instruments to the more than 60 displaced individuals and families who, nearly two months after the fire, are still seeking permanent shelter.
All fire victims will be able to register for a one-time monetary gift, the amount depending on the total money raised
Thank You For Your Help in Restoring Our Community and Helping those Affected by This National Disaster.
José AndrésFounder of World Central Kitchen, and 2 Star Michelin Chef
Kevin Costner and Modern WestCountry Rock Artist, Actor and Director and Band: Kevin Costner and Modern West
Olivia Newton JohnAward Winning Singer, Song Writer, Actress
Colbie Caillat.Grammy Award Winning Singer/ Songwriter
KYLEVentura County Local Rapper, Hip Hop Artist
Big Bad Voodoo DaddyContemporary Swing revival, Blues and Lounge band.
Rob WriteVentura County R&B Recording Artist.
ZON CANDELATraditional Spanish Cumbia Band
February 3, 2018 : Plaza Park : Downtown Ventura
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Help Restore Our Community and Help Those Affected by This National Disaster
100% of proceeds benefit those affected by the Thomas Fire
Feb 3, 2018
Plaza Park, Downtown Ventura
Thomas Fire Benefit Concert Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where does the money go?
A: The funds are being collected by Downtown Ventura Organization (DVO), a registered non-profit 501(c)3 organization. DVO will provide the funds directly to people impacted by the Thomas Fire in Ventura County.
Q: What percentage of ticket sales is going to victims?
A: 100% of ticket sales, beverage purchases, raffle proceeds and donations made at the concert will go
to those impacted by the fire.
Q: Who’s paying to put on the concert?
A: While many of the expenses are being donated, there are some event costs such as security, portable bathrooms, sound systems, etc. Generous sponsors have stepped forward to pay for all costs necessary to host the benefit.
Q: Who chooses where the money goes?
A: There are two primary ways DVO will distribute funds directly to those affected:
On-line registration at thomasfirebenefit.com for those who have lost their primary residence.
Community partners already working with displaced persons will identify specific needs and
funding requests on a case-by-case basis. Our partners include the County of Ventura’s Human Services Agency, Ventura Education Partnership, Help of Ojai, Ventura County Community Foundation, Ventura College Foundation and others.
In addition, a portion of the funds will go to World Central Kitchen, the non-profit that provided tens of thousands of meals during the fire for evacuees and first responders.
Q: How much will each displaced person receive?
A: Those who register online at ThomasFireBenefit.com by February 17, 2018 will receive a one-time payment for each address that has been independently confirmed to have been a total loss. The final amount of each payment will be based on the total funds raised and sent out by the end of February.