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When founder Kat Merrick created Totally Local VC over nine years ago, she and her team made a solid commitment to serve our community and, now more then ever, we knew that we had to honor that commitment… together.

Totally Local VC’s Local Love Project activates and organizes members of our community in the aftermath of a traumatic event within Ventura County and the 805 to provide relief and support to those affected by disaster or in a time of need. This is Local helping Local.

Wicked Wire Ranch, home of Totally Local VC and its education garden.

As we all know, the Thomas Fire broke out the evening of December 4, 2017 in Santa Paula, and eventually became the largest fire in California history, consuming over 281,000 acres, destroying over 1,000 homes and causing the evacuation of over 100,000 people in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The Wicked Wire Ranch, home to Totally Local VC and its education garden, was one of these homes.

Having first-hand experience in this crisis, Totally Local VC once again knew that we could help and make a positive impact on our community by helping those in need. In true Totally Local VC style, we partnered with several organizations in our community and the Local Love Project and 805 Strong Network were formed. We quickly created a warehouse and distribution system that helps direct relief and outreach efforts while solving immediate needs for victims of the fire and the mudslides, continuing this help at each step in the recovery process.

We help our community work toward the vision of rising from the ashes to help rebuild the 805.

Totally Local VC Agricultural Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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