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Borderline Shooting: Donations, Memorials & Information

A mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill on the evening of Wednesday, November 7, 2018 tragically took the lives of 12 victims, including a 29-year member of our Sheriff’s Department who's heroic actions saved many lives. Dozens of others were treated at local hospitals, and thousands awoke to the reality: that, yes, it can happen here.

Our hearts are with all of those impacted by this horrific event.

Resources for Those Impacted

  • Counseling services are available for CLU and Pepperdine students on campus. Local service providers are working to coordinate those wishing to donate services and those in need. Please call 2-1-1 to speak with a live person who can help connect you with resources. 

How You Can Help

  • for monetary donations. All donations will go directly to support those impacted by the shooting. We are aware of several GoFundMe and Facebook campaigns that have emerged, but the City has not verified any of these.

Recognizing Lives Lost

This week, families began hosting private and public memorial services for lives lost.

A deeply moving memorial service for Ventura County sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus, was held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Calvary Community Church, with police from around the country joining family,friends and the public to pay their respects. Ventura County Sheriff's Department streamed the service and it can be viewed here.

As our larger community processes its grief, a number of businesses, places of worship, groups and individuals are recognizing the lives lost with solemn reflections , Thanksgiving dinners, celebrations of strength. The impact of this violence resonates throughout the community and many have responded with overwhelming generosity.

Letter to Families

Many people have reached out with letters of condolence for families. Please mark letters (no food or flowers, please) as indicated below.: 

  • Sergeant Ron Helus Family
  • Noel Sparks Family
  • Tel Orfanos Family
  • Sean Adler Family
  • Jake Dunham Family
  • Justin Meek Family
  • Cody Coffman Family
  • Alaina Housley Family
  • Kristina Morisette Family
  • Blake Dingman Family
  • Daniel Manrique Family
  • Mark Meza Jr. Family

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