We are all Ojai Strong Rebuilding after the Thomas fire
Ojai Strong Mission.
The mission of Ojaistrong.com is to grow the stories of courage and commitment that this village holds dear. Content on this site is shared from and for the people who have suffered a major set back by losing their homes, jobs and possibly their HOPE in the future.
Though many of us have been spared from tragic loss, we feel an obligation to promote recovery for those who have had their life in Ojai disrupted by the #thomasfire. This site is a place to showcase the impact #thomasfire has had on our community by sharing stories so that that stay front and center and not lost in a feed or quickly forgotten because of the speed of our own lives.
Read the stories, see the images, buy the products, go to the events and share the word that our #ojaistrong commUNITY is a place that picks each other up and supports all of us to have called the Ojai valley HOME.
#OJAISTRONG Inspired Products Bringing Hope
100% of the profits from Ojai Pennant Sales are being donated to Ventura County Community Foundation, for Thomas Fire disaster relief. Collaboration with Oxford Pennant & our partners at Road Trip, Mustard Yellow felt with Dark Green felt trim. Hand silk-screened
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More than 100,000 acres of Southern California have been consumed by wildfires since the first week of December. Our small community of Ojai were directly affected by these fires. Through the strength and perseverance of the first responders many homes and properties were spared. But from here on out, we have a lot of rebuilding and healing to do.
All proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society of Ojai
Presented by Daren Thomas
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Real Stories / Still Need Our Help
When my dear friend Daniel first told me about the tiny home he was building in Ojai, there was excitement and hope and hard work all around him. As an investment in his future, it felt like a really big deal and one that got us all thinking what life would be like if we had tiny houses too. Daniel is a gifted builder, musician, and intuitive when it comes to all things Mama Earth. A leader who needs and truly deserves to be uplifted. Visit gofundme.com/danojai his fund to support this dear one in this time of loss and rebuild. I love you Dan Dan! #communityascatharsis #thomasfire #ojaistrong
< Before / After > The transformation by fire of the Sanctuary Music Studio. 🔥🎹🔥🎸🔥 My home away from home. Project of the last 8 months. Container of my most valuable possessions. It's wild to have so many things lost in a single swoop. I lost just about every instrument I own (except both my upright basses!) and some very special 'information', but for the moment I feel inspired to create and transform. I'm vividly thankful for life. Thankful for community, family, and friendships. And oh so thankful my home and town are in tact! Especially thankful to Gunnar Lovelace, to Ramona Warren and to Jeff Lennon for all the overflowing love and support. @ramakawa @the_chillz
Another dear one, friend, wonder girl, colleague @bhagvati.khalsa lost everything this week in Ventura. Hearts and lives are still being threatened by this beast #thomasfire If you have even just a couple bucks and feel powerless and heart heavy, please donate to Bhag’s gofundme page. This does make a difference #venturastrong : https://www.gofundme.com/help-bhagvati-recover-from-the-fire
Youcaring link now up on my homepage✨ Wow, I still can’t believe it. Our hearts are aching for the entire ecosystem of this biodiverse canyon. Can’t even wrap my mind around the loss of our art archives and medicine, there’s so much running through our minds at once. My sweet @spiritweavers sisters have set up a fund for us— the $25000 goal is to cover rent, bills, restoring our studio/business necessities, inventory, and medicine for 2-3 months. We lost an additional $76600 of personal belongings, inventory, fabric rolls, furniture, equipment, tools, boards, bikes, etc. know your love is felt, and please be patient with our responses. We are still in shock but our hearts are open receiving. Thank you for your support during this tragedy. #thomasfire #lospadres #ojai
If anyone feels called to help victims of the (still raging) Thomas Fire, we will be collecting funds that will go straight to families displaced by the fire. @dollieduke83 is collecting through her Venmo (100% will go to families in need) and has already raised over a thousand dollars this week. Her Venmo is lauren-Duke-1. If you want to purchase a Hepa air-filter, we will be taking donations at the studio. You can contact us or drop it on our patio and they will be driven up to Ojai this week. People are in major need and now is the time to get up and make shift happen. 🙏🏻❤️. There will also be donation jars out tonight at the party. #ojaistrong .
@jaclyn.desantis of the @ojairaptorcenter is one of the most inspiring women I know. She is an Earth Angel to the winged ones and lost nearly all of her belongings in the fire that swept through Ojai. . She evacuated the birds four times as the fires closed in on the Raptor Center and did not have time to collect her belongings. . Please donate what you can to help her recover from this devastating loss, link in @jaclyn.desantis bio! . Here is a collection of photos I have taken of Jaclyn + the education ambassador raptors over the last few years! 🦅🦉💛🦉🦅 #shero #OjaiStrong #thomasfire #valleyofthemoon