YOUR Questions answered

Is this donation tax deductible?

Yes. Southeast Ventura County YMCA is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We'll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

Will the Southeast Ventura County YMCA be receiving any proceeds from the LVFireRelief fundraiser?

No. The Southeast Ventura County YMCA has teamed up with LVFireRelief in an effort to help our community. They will NOT be paid or reimbursed for any services that they provide for LVFireRelief. All proceeds minus credit card fees (unless covered by the donor) will go directly to those families impacted.

Is LVFireRelief associated with the LVUSD School District or any of its parent associations?

Not directly. LVFireRelief is being coordinated by a group of individual of parents from LVUSD in partnership with the YMCA. The school district and parent associations are in support by helping to spread the word about LVFireRelief.

Will the money raised be divided up evenly among all the families affected by the fires?

No. All families will be given a confidential questionnaire to fill out to determine each of the specific family needs. Families may choose to opt out of receiving any assistance.

Will you help other families out besides those who do not have children in a LVUSD school?

Yes. We will give assistance to any individuals or families that were impacted due to the Woolsey Fires. Individuals or families will need to show proof of residence and fill out the confidential questionnaire. We will also be giving small gifts of to gratitude firefighters, law enforcement, medical personnel and volunteers who helped to protect all of our communities during the Woolsey Fires.

If I am a family who is in need of assistance who do I contact?

First, you will need to fill out the LVUSD survey ( Then email to make sure we have all of your contact information. We will then send you a confidential questionnaire for you to fill out to determine your family needs. Once you submit your survey we will contact you within 24 hours.