The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce has contributed $50,000 in donations toward the recovery efforts following the Woolsey and Hill fires, and the Nov. 7 shooting at Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks.
In an announcement, the chamber thanked a variety of local businesses and corporate members for contributing to the cause, including Amgen Inc., CBRE Group, Union Bank, Express Employment Professionals and Los Robles Regional Medical Center.
“We were able to donate to five outstanding nonprofits, who have expertise in helping those who need it,” Jill Lederer, president of the chamber, told the Business Journal.
The nonprofits that received the money are: Ventura County Community Foundation ($5,000 each to funds for each tragedy); Cal Lutheran Tragedy Assistance Fund ($10,000); Rotary Club of Westlake Village Foundation (for Borderline tragedy assistance, $10,000); Pepperdine Strong Fund (both tragedies, $10,000); and Little Angels Veterinary Foundation (free medical care for animals impacted by the fires, $10,000).
“There will be great need for a long time to come and we encourage others to do the same,” Lederer said.
Throughout the fires and beyond, the chamber has been posting resources on its website for where people can contribute to assist victims of the November events.
The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce is based in Westlake Village, and has about 950 members.