ALL Whose Homes Were Destroyed in the Thomas Fire Deserve United Way Funds, Sign Now!
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United Way Ventura, CA is SURPRISED by the "soft demand" for assistance and reported a surplus of millions of donated funds to the VC Star on May 31, 2018.
Deserving people were NOT ALLOWED to APPLY due to the unfair and unrealistic income eligibility criteria established by United Way Ventura County!
When more than 13,000 people from over 100 countries donated money, they trusted their financial gifts would reach ALL who experienced total/partial loss of their homes due to the Thomas Fire tragedy.
It's simple. We want a new application phase without income restrictions. It is wrong for United Way Ventura County to discriminate against people who have lost everything they owned!
We have emailed CEO of UW Ventura County: Eric Harrison and as of 2pm Friday, June 22 he has not responded to our request for positive change. We were ignored for three weeks. Your help supporting this cause is very much appreciated! Please add comments to JOIN THE CONVERSATION below. An update will be posted soon.
UPDATE: We sent this email to CEO Eric Harrison on June 27:
We received your letter. We are a small team of volunteers, who are Thomas Fire Survivors, representing Ventura and Ojai.
Our goal is simple, we want the income restrictions lifted so that any Thomas Fire Survivor can apply and receive donations that were sent to the UW Fund.
We understand the application should include a process for proving loss, but it is our hope that UW will eliminate the tax documents and paystubs requirements.
The Change.org Petition currently has 800 signatures. Our next steps will be to involve media and to increase our social media presence, if need be.
We will share your reply with our followers after confirmation that ALL are eligible to apply for and receive donated funds.
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