VCCF Prepares for Fund Distribution
Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) will host public meetings on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the Scherr Forum Theater, to get community input on their draft protocol for distribution of Borderline victims' funds.
All money raised will help the families of those who lost loved ones, the victims who were physically injured, and those present inside the Borderline Bar & Grill that tragic night. The draft protocol lays out the specifics of this complex process to help maximize fairness and impact. You can apply for funds, learn about application support clinics, donate, or submit comments online below.
Temporary Borderline Memorial
The Borderline Memorial, created by the community on the corner of Moorpark Rd. and Rolling Oaks Dr. in Thousand Oaks, had continued to grow as visitors paid tribute to the 12 victims of the November 7, 2018 shooting. Despite temporary barriers to separate visitors and passing cars, pedestrian safety and reduced traffic flow remained a concern.
On December 13, 2018, Borderline Bar and Grill and the City of Thousand Oaks worked with community volunteers to move the temporary memorial to the Borderline parking lot on private property about 500 ft. from the original site.
Our collective priority is a thoughtful and compassionate process that included:
Documenting and photographing the site with support from the Thousand Oaks Library.
Providing families of the victims an opportunity to remove meaningful items.
Transporting flowers to Growing Works therapeutic gardens in Camarillo, where they will be composted and used to grow oak trees.
Reconstructing the temporary memorial in the Borderline parking lot, 99 Rolling Oaks Dr.
The new site will remain accessible to the public for a yet undetermined amount of time, and is set back from the street with more room for visitors.
A committee will form in the near future to look at options for a lasting tribute to the victims. This is a long-term process that will involve a number of individuals, groups and public entities.
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 Dingham Family
- Daniel Manrique Family
- Mark Mesa Jr. Family
Care of Thousand Oaks Police
2101 East Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, Ca 91360
A mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill on November 7, 2018 took the lives of 12 people, including a 27-year veteran of our Sheriff’s Department. Dozens of others were treated at local hospitals. Our hearts are with all of those impacted by this horrific event.
How You Can Help
- www.vccf.org for monetary donations. All donations will support those impacted by this event.