Pacific Premier Bank is giving $35,000 to local nonprofits in response to the Thomas fire.
The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County will receive $15,000 and the United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County and the Unity Shoppe will each receive $10,000.
In a news release, executives at Pacific Premier Bank said they are determined to make a difference for low- to moderate-income families during California’s largest wildfire on record.
The United Boys & Girls Club provides a safe place for at-risk youth to spend their time and their clubhouses are needed now more than ever for the thousands that have evacuated.
Unity Shoppe collects toys, food and funds for displaced families and children. It also collects blankets, sleeping bags, bedding, towels, coats, cookware, shoes and furniture. All are badly needed this point in time.
“All of us in the Pacific Premier Bank family, across the Central Coast and beyond, are honored to help at-need families during this harrowing time in our valued communities,” the news release said.
Full containment of the Thomas Fire is not expected until Jan. 7.
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