Tag archives: disaster recovery

ShelterBox Hosts Panel of Women Leaders
By Rachael Quisel   |   March 21, 2023

On March 8, ShelterBox USA hosted an event at UC Investments property on Ortega Hill in Summerland with more than 80 attendees to celebrate International Women’s Day and recognize the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The international nonprofit organization, which provides emergency shelter and essential tools and supplies to vulnerable people affected […]

A Word (and Shelter) from Kyiv
By Gwyn Lurie and Zach Rosen   |   February 28, 2023

I’ve long thought the most important and interesting work being done in Santa Barbara County, by far, is taking place in the nonprofit realm. I cannot think of a stronger example than the critical work currently being done by ShelterBox, which annually helps provide emergency shelter and essential items to more than 400,000 displaced people […]

The Montecito Association: 73 Years Old, Still Fighting Tirelessly, and Standing with YOU
By Sharon Byrne   |   August 12, 2021

I came to the Montecito Association in September of 2018, brought over from the Coast Village Association by then-president Charlene Nagel. The Montecito community was hard hit by the first giga-fire in California – Thomas — and resultant Debris Flow. I had disaster recovery experience, from finding my missing parents in the aftermath of Hurricane […]

Planning Commissioner Steps Down
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 21, 2019

Montecito Planning Commissioner Joe Cole has stepped down from the Montecito Planning Commission, after being reappointed in January 2018 to fill the seat left vacant by Dan Eidelson. Cole served as chair of the Commission following the 1/9 Debris Flow through the end of 2018, and says he values the experience. “It was humbling to […]

Securing Montecito’s Future
By Bob Hazard   |   June 7, 2018

Without a mayor and a town council that have both authority to set priorities and resources to fund selected programs, disaster recovery options are limited. Local efforts are confined to supporting the county government team and offering a host of volunteer services. The historic role, for example, of the Montecito Association (MA) has been “the […]

Disaster Recovery Claims
By Michael Phillips   |   January 25, 2018

All of us have been damaged by the fires and mudflows that have left our community reeling over the past month. As we grieve for the loss of too many of our neighbors, and the destruction of so much of our community, we all share the burden of getting the insurance coverage we paid for […]