Reunion 805, a free benefit honoring Ventura County’s disaster survivors, was held on Sunday, November 17 in the 500 block alley in downtown Ventura. The event recognized the second anniversary of the Thomas Fire. Funds raised will support the ongoing needs of impacted Ventura County families.
Free highlights included an art show by seven Thomas fire survivors, tribute wall, photo booth, magician, corn hole, live music and refreshments by local restaurants.
The benefit was hosted by Fox Fine Jewelry. In response to the disasters, Fox Fine Jewelry designed several necklaces depicting the communities affected, Named the “Strong” necklaces, Fox Fine Jewelry gave away over 700 necklaces to those affected.
Says Debbie Fox, co-owner of Fox Fine Jewelry, “Most fire survivors are still not in their homes. This event recognizes the trauma and the healing, while connecting neighbors and friends, many of whom scattered.”