On behalf of Ellen DeGeneres, Suzanne Perkins and Susan Jordan present Ellen’s Montecito Disaster Relief Fund Checks.

On behalf of Ellen DeGeneres, Suzanne Perkins and Susan Jordan present Ellen’s Montecito Disaster Relief Fund checks to local non-profit organizations involved in Montecito and Santa Barbara disaster relief efforts.

 

MONTECITO, CA (March 23, 2018) – All the checks from Ellen’s DeGeneres’s GoFundMe Montecito Disaster Relief Fund were distributed this week to local non-profit organizations involved with Montecito and Santa Barbara disaster relief efforts in the wake of the Thomas Fire, the largest wildfire in California history, and the devastating 1/9 Montecito Debris Flow.

Suzanne Perkins, of Sotheby’s International Realty, and Susan Jordan, Executive Director of the California Coastal Protection Network, were instrumental in working with Ellen’s team to organize all the local charities that helped in local relief efforts. The non-profit organizations were thrilled and honored to receive the funds distributed from Ellen’s GoFundMe charity.

Suzanne said, “It’s so unusual to find someone so giving and responsive to the needs of the community that she’s living in. Ellen is amazing!”

According to her GoFundMe page, “Ellen DeGeneres wants to help the people and animals of Montecito. The area has been devastated by record-breaking fires, and then a mudslide that wiped out nearly everything in its path. While the town rebuilds, Ellen and her friends want to support the thousands of people and animals affected by this disaster. They need our help.”

The money raised on Ellen’s GoFundMe site was sent to the Direct Impact Fund, a non-profit organization, and the funds were dispersed in various amounts to the following charities below:

Animal Shelter Assistance Program www.asapcats.org

Animal Shelter Assistance Program
www.asapcats.org

www.asapcats.org

National Disaster Search Dog Rescue Foundation www.searchdogfoundation.org

National Disaster Search Dog Rescue Foundation
www.searchdogfoundation.org

 www.searchdogfoundation

 

 

Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade c/o SBCC Foundation www.santabarbarabucketbrigade.org

Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade c/o SBCC Foundation
www.santabarbarabucketbrigade.org

www.santabarbarabucketbrigade.org

Santa Barbara County Animal Services www.cosb.countyofsb.org

Santa Barbara County Animal Services
www.cosb.countyofsb.org

www.cosb.countyofsb.org

Santa Barbara Equine Evacuation and Assistance Team www.sbequineevac.org

Santa Barbara Equine Evacuation and Assistance Team
www.sbequineevac.org

www.sbequineevac.org

Santa Barbara Showgrounds Foundation www.sbshowgrounds.org

Santa Barbara Showgrounds Foundation
www.sbshowgrounds.org

www.sbshowgrounds.org

SB Wildlife Care Network www.sbwcn.org

Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network
www.sbwcn.org

www.sbwcn.org

Ellen'sGoFundMe webpage

 

 

 

For more information, please contact Suzanne Perkins at suzanne@suzanneperkins.com or Susan Jordan at sjordan@coastaladvocates.com.