COVID19 Response Letter from Steve Ortiz - March 16, 2020


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MARCH 16, 2020

Dear Friends,

United Way of Santa Barbara County, the Santa Barbara Foundation, and Hutton Parker Foundation are leading a countywide collaborative with members of the Foundation Roundtable to provide assistance to individuals and families as well as organizations actively engaged in assistance efforts for members of the community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This joint effort allows us to coordinate funds and rapidly meet the needs of our community as they arise through collaborative decision-making.

We are working with local government and nonprofit organizations to monitor the situation and stay informed with the most current health and safety information. For current local information about COVID-19, visit  

Over the coming weeks and months, many of our most vulnerable neighbors will need the support and help of caring community members like you. To donate to the COVID-19 Joint Response Effort:

  • Click here or the donate button above.
  • To donate by phone, call 805-965-8591.
  • To donate by mail, send check to United Way, 320 E Gutierrez St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; memo line: COVID-19 Response


Steve Ortiz, President & CEO, United Way of Santa Barbara County


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