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A general fund for all victims

Read the mission statement for this fund.

You can donate directly at any office of Montecito Bank & Trust or mail to the address below. Make checks payable to Victims of La Conchita.

Victims of La Conchita Fund
Montecito Bank & Trust
1023 Casitas Pass Rd
Carpinteria, CA 93013
For more information, please send email to:

This fund has 501c3 status (i.e. tax deductibility). 100% of all the funds go to the victims and their families - there is no administrative fee being taken.

In memory of

Hannah Wallet– age 10
Mechelle Wallet– age 37
Paloma Wallet– age 2
Raven Wallet – age 6
Vanessa Bryson – age 28
Tony Alvis – age 53
Christina Kennedy – age 45
John Morgan – age 56
Patrick Rodreick – age 47
Charlie Womack – age 51

Bailey (Vanessa's dog)
Dharma (Charlie's dog)
Blue (Charlie's dog)

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Funds for individual families

Donations are needed for families who have been devastated by the La Conchita disaster. La Conchita families have lost family members and all of their possessions. There are separate memorial funds set up for each family. Please make checks payable to the *EXACT* name of the family fund.

Womack and Wallet Memorial Fund
Established by Matt Russell, Charlie Womack's brother-in-law.
Santa Barbara Bank & Trust
P.O. Box 427
Carpinteria, CA 93014

Charlie Womack Memorial Fund
Established by Jessica L. Lunsford
Santa Barbara Bank & Trust
P.O. Box 427
Carpinteria, CA 93014

Tony Alvis Family Memorial Fund
Established by Dan Alvis
Santa Barbara Bank & Trust
P.O. Box 427
Carpinteria, CA 93014

Christina Delgado-Kennedy Memorial Fund
Established by Jessica L. Lunsford
Santa Barbara Bank & Trust
P.O. Box 427
Carpinteria, CA 93014

Vanessa Bryson Memorial Fund
Established by Jessica L. Lunsford
Santa Barbara Bank & Trust
P.O. Box 427
Carpinteria, CA 93014

Tessa Womack Educational Fund
Established by Matt Russell, Charlie Womack's brother-in-law.
Santa Barbara Bank & Trust
P.O. Box 427
Carpinteria, CA 93014

Wallet Family Memorial Fund
Established by Stan Wallet
Santa Barbara Bank & Trust
P.O. Box 427
Carpinteria, CA 93014

Wallet Family Memorial Fund
Established by Karen and Scott Townsend
Santa Barbara Bank & Trust
P.O. Box 427
Carpinteria, CA 93014

Father: Jimmy, Mother: Mechelle
Daughters: Paloma (top), Raven (left), Jasmine (right), Hannah (bottom)

 Jasmine Wallet Educational Fund
 Ventura Unified School District
 255 West Stanley
 Ventura, California, 93001
Jasmine is a creative, intelligent and artistic young woman who is a junior in the Ventura Unified School District. We hope to show our support for her by creating a fund to ensure her future educational opportunities. For information call El Camino High School at (805) 289-7955

Additional Memorial Funds

Ventura County Credit Union - Financial donations will also be accepted Saturday, or they can be deposited into a relief fund set up at the Ventura County Credit Union, 6026 Telephone Road, Ventura, CA.93006. Checks should be made payable to La Conchita Relief.

KVTA AM 1520 has set up a La Conchita Relief Fund at County Commerce Bank, 3260 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA.93003. Checks should be made payable to La Conchita Relief Fund. Donations can also be dropped off at the radio station at 2284 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

United Way of Ventura County and the Ventura County Community Foundation have established an emergency relief fund to benefit victims in La Conchita and flooding elsewhere in the county. Each organization will contribute $3,000 to start the relief fund. Individuals, businesses and companies can make donations to VCCF, 1317 Del Norte.Road, Suite 150, Camarillo, CA 93010, or to the United Way, 1317 Del Norte Road, Suite 100, Camarillo, CA 93010. For more information, call 988-0196 or 485-6288.

The American Red Cross is also collecting money to assist those affected by recent storms. Checks should be made payable to the American Red Cross. Somewhere on the check, donors should also state, "Ventura storms," to ensure the money is used locally. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 608, Camarillo, CA 93011.

Washington Mutual Bank for Jimmie Wallet - Another account has been set up at Washington Mutual Bank for Jimmie Wallet, whose wife and three daughters were killed in the mudslide. Checks should be made payable to The Wallet Family and can be dropped off at any branch or mailed to Washington Mutual, c/o Jessica or Jennifer, 3498 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003.

Home condemned, need help -
John and Jerry Worthy-Franco have completely lost their home. If you wish to help them directly, please mail a check to: Jerry Franco c/o Sea Rose Salon, 919 Maple Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93103

Past Funeral Services

La Conchita mudslide January 10, 2005Tony Alvis - Funeral services for Tony Alvis was held on Wednesday, January 19th at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Carpinteria. For information, call 684-2181.
Vanessa Bryson
- A funeral service for Vanessa Bryson was held on Monday, January 17th, at 11 a.m. at Christ Gospel Church in Whitesboro, N.J
John Morgan - The family of La Conchita mudslide victim John Morgan has arranged a memorial for Morgan and all other victims whose families wish to honor their loved ones. The service was held on Saturday, January 22nd at 10:30 a.m. at Ventura Baptist Church. The church is at 5415 Ralston St., Ventura, at Ralston and Saratoga. For information, call 644-7191.
Patrick Roderick - A memorial service for mudslide victim Patrick Roderick was held on Thursday, January 20th at 2 p.m. at Ted Mayr Funeral Home. The funeral home is at 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura.
Wallet Family - a Memorial Service for Mechelle, Raven, Hannah, and Paloma, was held Sunday, January 23 at 1PM at the Ventura Elks Lodge on Santa Clara Street in Ventura. It is open to the Public.
Charlie Womack - a memorial service for Charlie Womack was held Sunday at the north jetty at Silver Strand Beach, in Ventura, January 23rd at noon. For information, please email

Past Fundraisers & Memorials

  • La Conchita Benefit Concert - Majestic Ventura Theatre, Friday, January 21, 6:00pm

  • Wallet Fundraiser BBQ at Ventura Ride Shop - Saturday, January 22, Noon - 3:00pm

  • "Paddle Out" for Charlie Womack - at Marina Park at the south end of Pierpont Beach which is located at the south end of Pierpont Blvd. and Greenock Lane, in Ventura. Saturday, January 22, 1:00pm.

  • Benefit for Charlie Womack - Muddy Waters Coffeehouse, Santa Barbara, Saturday, January 22 at 6:00pm

  • Memorial celebration for Vanessa Bryson - Quantum /Mondial restaurant, Sunday, January 23, 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm

  • Esau’s Café and Rincon Rats Beachwear are raffling a surfboard at noon on January 23 at Esau’s, 507 Linden Ave., Carpinteria.

  • Fundraiser at Nicholby's in Ventura - Sunday, January 23, 4:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Concert organized by the Salvation Army - Calvary Chapel Church, Santa Barbara, Monday, January 24, 7:00pm

  • Chamomile Café, 915 Linden Ave., Carpinteria, will have a High Tea Benefit at 4 p.m. on January 27. The cost is $15 and all proceeds will be donated to La Conchita relief efforts. Call 566-5954 for more information.

  • The Hot Spot, 751 Linden Ave., Carpinteria, will offer a “Burger for La Conchita” with all proceeds benefiting families of La Conchita from 1 to 5 p.m. on January 30. A burger, fries and a soda will sell for $6. Call 566-0199 for more information.

  • Wallet - Womack Fundraiser - Santa Barbara Harley-Davidson, January 30 10am - 2pm

  • Fundraiser Cliff House Inn - Monday, January 31 - The Cliff House Inn and Shoals Restaurant is hosting a night of music and dance as well as a Tri-tip/Chicken BBQ fundraiser for the victims of La Conchita

  • Fundraiser and Raffle at Velvet Jones - Saturday February 5th, in Santa Barbara.  Doors open at 4PM and will be open till Close. $10 minimum donation.  Come early to make sure you get in for the bands you want to see. There will be two raffles during the Fundraiser, one half way through the show and one towards the end of the night. Tickets for the raffle are $2 a piece.

  • American Harp Society Benefit Concert - Saturday, February 5th, at the First Baptist Church of Carpinteria, 5026 Foothill Road, Carpinteria, California 93013. Phone: 805-684-3353. There will be two performances: 1st concert: 3:00pm–4:30pm. 2nd concert: 6:00pm–7:30pm. Donations: 2/3rds go to Cheryl Chako and Nadine Bunn, who lost their home in the mudslide. 1/3rd goes to the Victims of La Conchita Fund at Montecito Bank & Trust.

  • La Conchita Relief RUMMAGE SALE - Saturday, February 5, 8:00am-2:00pm, Carpinteria community-wide Rummage, Plant and Bake Sale.  Where: Carpinteria High School Cafeteria 4810 Foothill. NOTE: All donations will be appreciated and may be dropped off at the Carpinteria High School cafeteria on Thursday & Friday, Feb. 3 & 4, between 3-7pm. For information call Lisa Piltz 684-4220. Donations go to Victims of La Conchita Fund at Montecito Bank & Trust.

  • Benefit at Q’s of Santa Barbara - Monday, February 7th 2005. Phat J, MC for 92.9 KJEE will compete with other local DJs in a very exciting and fun event at Q’s. All of the prizes have been donated by local restaurants and businesses. A minimum donation of $10 required from each individual admitted. Donations go to Victims of La Conchita Fund at Montecito Bank & Trust.

  • Fundraiser at Sandpiper Golf Club in Santa Barbara - On February 9, 2005 we will be sponsoring a fund raiser to aid the victims of the recent La Conchita mudslides. 100% of all green fee revenues generated on the 9th will be donated to assist these families in need. For more information please call Greg Villeneuve at Sandpiper at 805-968-1541. Donations go to Victims of La Conchita Fund at Montecito Bank & Trust.

  • Clan Destino "Uprising" Benefit for La Conchita - Friday, February 11th, El Paseo, 812 State St., Santa Barbara., visit

  • Wallet and Womack Garage Sale - Saturday, February 12. Jimmy and Jasmine Wallet and The Womacks are having a big garage sale, offering for sale many of the goods donated to them. The garage sale is this Saturday, February 12. From 8:00am-9:00am, locals from La Conchita can take what they want, for free. 9:00am-1:00pm the garage sale is open to the general public. The garage sale will take place in Carpinteria, at the corner of 8th and Elm Ave.

  • 99.9 KTYD Presents "Hear and Now" A Benefit for La Conchita - Saturday, February 12th at 7pm at The Arlington Theatre. Join us for an evening of music with: Jackson Browne, Michael McDonald, Collective Soul, Jimmy Messina, Christopher Cross, Jeff Bridges, Tom Curran and a special video appearance by Kenny Loggins. Tickets selling yours now AT THE ARLINGTON TICKET AGENCY 805-963-4408 OR AT TICKETMASTER

  • La Conchita Fundraiser at Nicholby's - Sunday, February 13. LilyWater is hosting this fundraiser for those affected by the La Conchita mudslide. The event features music by Jon Wilcox, The Sky Monkeys, Ted Lennon, Brett Dennen and more. Donations go to funds setup at Santa Barbara Bank & Trust and Montecito Bank & Trust.

  • La Conchita Benefit - Agoura Hills - Sunday, February 13th, 5:00pm. Hosted by: Blue Club - Free Buffet. View the flyer for this benefit. Donations go to Victims of La Conchita Fund at Montecito Bank & Trust.

  • Musical Benefit - Sunday, February 13, 2005 in Carpinteria. View the flyer that describes this big event. Also see the web site: Emcee of this is John Palminteri of KEYT. Event will be held at Girls Inc, 5315 Foothill Rd, Carpinteria. 1:00pm-5:00pm. Donations will be disbursed with advice by members of the La Conchita community and the Red Cross.

  • Carpinteria Art Show/Sale to Benefit La Conchita - Saturday, February 19th, 2pm-9pm. Carpinteria Woman's Club, 1059 Vallecito Rd, Carpinteria. $10 donation after 6pm. Includes - hors d'oeuvres , beverages, and music entertainment. Original paintings, ceramics, and jewlery, all by local artists will be for sale.

  • The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara hosted Starlite Puppets for a special morning of puppetry for children. The puppet story was an African tale entitled Nkosnati and the Dragon and was held on Friday, February 18. Donations were collected from the parents and teachers of the school. All proceeds are to be given to the Victims of La Conchita Fund.

  • Helping Hands Concert - Friday, March 4 from 7pm-11pm at the Marjorie Luke Theatre on the campus of Santa Barbara Junior High School. An acoustic music celebration of the Folk Mote Community. A tribute of thanks by local musicians with proceeds to benefit La Conchita victims Cherie Chako and Nadine Bunn. Performers will include: Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan, Cache Valley Drifters, Christopher Cross, Foggy Dew, Gap Tooth Mountain Ramblers, Lorin Grean, Mango, Pat Milliken, John O'Connor/Eko, Glen Phillips, Laurie Rasmussen, John Robles/Mar y Sol, Phil Salazar & Friends, plus surprise guests.

  • La Conchita Musical Benefit Sunday, March 6th in Ventura. LilyWater is hosting one final fundraiser for those affected by the La Conchita mudslide at Nicholby's in downtown Ventura Sunday, March 6 from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.

  • Smooth Jazz 4 La Conchita - A Benefit Concert - Magic 97.5 and Cumulus Broadcasting/Santa Barbara present Smooth Jazz 4 La Conchita, Wednesday, March 9th at the historic Arlington Theatre, 1317 State Street in Santa Barbara. All proceeds will be donated to those victimized by the recent La Conchita mudslides via the Montecito Bank & Trust Victims of La Conchita Fund. Musicians include the amazing Kenny G, smooth jazz favorite Bobby Caldwell, trumpeter Greg Adams, saxophonist Michael Lington and Narada recording artists 3rd Force. Just added Dave Koz! Tickets on sale at the Arlington Theatre Box office. VIP tickets include a pre-reception for a chance to meet the artists! Come out for this star-studded affair and enjoy and evening with some of today’s top smooth jazz performers! Magic 97.5 and Cumulus Broadcasting present Smooth Jazz 4 La Conchita. The power of music and the power of community, come together, one night only, Wednesday, March 9th at the historic Arlington Theatre. ***Arlington Theatre/Box Office: 1317 State St. 963-4408 and at Ticket Master outlets.

  • Wallet Charity Golf Tournament - Los Robles Green Golf Course, Thousand Oaks, Sunday March 13, 2005. Donations go directly to Jimmie & Jasmine Wallet.



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