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The Malibu Emergency Relief Fund, founded in November 2018 and operated by the Boys and Girls Club of Malibu, is no longer accepting applications.
As of Friday, Jan. 18, the club shared that it had distributed all but $279,806.31 of the funding to 480 individuals and families in need following the Woolsey Fire. The amount given to date was roughly $1.22 million out of around $1.5 million.
The BGC said remaining funds would be dispersed among applicants who have already applied for relief.
“We thank our beloved community for entrusting us with this duty; it’s been an honor to serve Malibu during this difficult time,” the club’s statement said. “Crisis counseling continues to be available at the Teen Center for Malibu students affected by the Woolsey Fire. We thank you for your support as we return to our regular club operations. We would also like to give a big thank you to everyone who donated to our community through monetary and in-kind donations. We could not have done this without all of your kindness!”
The Malibu Emergency Relief fund was to officially cease its operations as of Tuesday, Jan. 22.
“The BGCM is working with Certified Public Accountants Guzman & Gray, whom is performing ongoing audits of the fund, from inception to completion: the application and distribution process, bank accounts and assurance of the proper use of funds within the guidelines of the fund establishment,” the club’s statement said. “These audits will be shared with the public.”