One805 Donation Box at Goodwin & Thyne Offices

A monitored drop box has been set up to accept unused masks, gloves, liquid hand sanitizers and protective medical clothing

SANTA BARBARA, CA (March 20, 2020) – One805, the nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting first responders, emergency preparedness and response, is opening their office today, Saturday and Sunday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to collect critical supplies for first responders. All supplies will be disseminated where it’s needed most for medical and first responding departments throughout Santa Barbara County.

A secure drop box has been set up at One805’s office at 2000 State Street, which is conveniently located in the Goodwin & Thyne Properties building with curbside parking and drop off.

Requested, unused items include:

Masks
Gloves
Liquid Hand Sanitizer
Protective Medical Clothing

One805 asks that items are secured in large envelopes or bags. All residents are advised to adhere to current orders of appropriate social distancing, avoiding proximity with other individuals by at least six feet. Residents can also mail their supplies to: One805, Inc., 2000 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.

One805 is also searching for empty residences to be used for active first responders who want to limit potential virus exposure to their family members. If you have an empty home or residence in Santa Barbara County that you’d like to donate for this purpose, please email info@one805.org

“If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that this community knows how to rally in times of need,” noted One805 Executive Director Angela Binetti Schmidt. “As we all heed orders to shelter at home, our first responders are still serving on the front lines. These items will help to mitigate their risk of COVID-19 exposure – and serve in our collective efforts to flatten the curve.”

We urge the public to sign up for our emergency feed: @One805sb on Twitter For more information and to donate or join go to www.One805.org

For more information go to COVID-19 INFO