People of Montecito: Morhaf Trad
How Did You Operate Business In Past Emergencies?
I’ve owned the Bottle Shop since April 20, 1992. People depend on us. We were open through the earthquake, I stayed open through the fires and the mudslides when I had a chance to open. I opened to supply all I could to the community. During the fire, a lot of firemen and sheriffs came to town from all over California and Portland and there was no bathroom. There was no water. It was a ghost town. So, I Iet them use my bathroom. I gave them food, water…whatever I had. It makes you feel good to do something to provide for the community. It’s a great town and people become like family.