In response to the recent tragedies in California, professional baseball players Christian Yelich, Ryan Braun, Mike Moustakas, with Mike Attanasio with the Milwaukee Brewers Ownership Group, along with Rams’ Quarterback, Jared Goff, joined forces with the Southeast Ventura County YMCA to create California Strong. California Strong’s commitment to raising money and awareness to support those affected by the Borderline Shooting in Thousand Oaks, the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey and Hill Fires in Southern California quickly resulted in it becoming a household name.
It was soon recognized there was an obvious need for this type of immediate financial assistance after a major disaster. Harnessing the energy and enthusiasm surrounding California Strong the team decided to turn this endeavor in to an on-going charity providing support to all Californians after disasters.
Grants provided to families are intended to address the immediate needs they have directly following a disaster. This can include hotel accommodations, replacement of personal items (such as underwear, socks, hygiene products), gas money and deposits towards temporary housing.
Key statistics about California Strong Grant Disbursements:
Over $1.4 million dollars have been distributed to households throughout the state.
Over 650 families have received grants.
California Strong encompasses a number of fundraising campaigns to ensure maximum exposure and participation in support of those in need both now, and for months and years to come. With the support of professional athletes, actors and musicians alike, we seek to promote a united front as we help the countless people in need to rebuild and thrive.