Oxnard Revival Center, Need Volunteers and Donated Items for Fire Evacuees

Good morning community partners and friends

As we are all aware, a devastating fire that initiated in the hills of Santa Paula has damaged well over 45,000 acres, which totals about 70 square miles. And according to local news and sources, it is not yet contained. We know that there are approximately 500 firefighters from surrounding cities and agencies that are actively fighting the fire. These men and women are our relatives, our friends, our neighbors, our city heroes, and they need are support and prayers.

It has been reported that about 150 structures have already been completely destroyed or badly damaged, and one firefighter has been injured, according to a source from the Ventura County Fire Department.

Many families have lost their home and many run the risk of losing everything. These families need a glimpse of hope, faith, and encouragement during this time.

The County of Ventura, City of Santa Paula and City of Ventura have all proclaimed a local emergency.

Evacuations are in place for 27,000 people, including those living in the following cities and areas:

  • Santa Paula east of Dickenson Road, north of Monte Vista Drive along Highway 150 and South of Thomas Aquinas College to the area of Say Road.
  • Santa Paula west of Dickenson Road to Atmore Road, north of Foothill Road and west to Wheeler Canyon Road.
  • Upper Ojai north of Highway 150 from Koenigstein Road west to the Dennison Grade, north to Reeves Road, east to McAndrew Road and north to Grand Avenue.
  • Santa Paula and Ventura north of Foothill Road west to Wheeler Canyon Road, north to Canada Larga Road and east to Barlow Canyon Road.
  • Ventura, CA south of Highway 33, east of Main St, north of Foothill Road and Hall Canyon Road and west of Canada Larga Road.

Evacuation shelters are open and available at the following:

  • Ventura County Fairgrounds (Miners Building). The shelter is also available for all types of animals and is located at 10 West Harbor Avenue in Ventura.
  • A second shelter has also opened at Nordhoff High School at 1401 Maricopa Highway in Ojai.

The Ventura Unified School District and the Hueneme Elementary School District will be closed Tuesday.

Our church, Oxnard Revival Center, is sending a few young people to volunteer their time at these shelters and lend a hand in any way they can. We encourage you to do the same as these shelters are expecting an overflow and overwhelming flood of fire victims throughout the day and leading into the night.

We were also informed that these shelters continue to need and request supplies such as water, snacks, blankets, pillows, socks, etc.

This is our County, these are our cities, this is our community. This is our time to unite and make a difference. Its all about the human kindness and simply lending a hand.

Be Blessed,
Adam Lopez

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3 Responses to Oxnard Revival Center, Need Volunteers and Donated Items for Fire Evacuees

  1. Carlos Rios December 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I would like to volunteer to help with anything in regards to the Ventura County Thomas Fire relief efforts.

  2. Carlos Rios December 6, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    I would like to volunteer to help in the Ventura County Thomas Fire relief efforts.


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