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    One805 Announces Updates to Musical Line-Up and High-Profile Attendees for this Friday, September 22, One805LIVE! Music Festival Fundraiser

    $75k Jean Perkins Foundation Grant to be Used for Essential Open-Water and Back-Country Rescue Equipment

    The One805LIVE! Music Festival fundraiser at Kevin Costner’s estate near Summerland, headlined by Maroon 5, will have some high-profile guests and participants who have graciously agreed to present the annual Heart of the Community Awards.

    “We are absolutely delighted that internationally well-known residents of Santa Barbara County (some, yet to be publicly announced), including Ellen DeGeneres, have agreed to support our County’s First Responders, by joining us at One805LIVE! this year,” said Kirsten Cavendish, CEO and Co-Founder of One805.

    “We have a packed evening of incredible music this year! The gates open at 4:00 PM and we encourage people to arrive by 5:00 pm so as not to miss any of the award ceremony or our special guests. And we may have additional surprises up our sleeves” added Richard Weston Smith, COO and Co-Founder of One805.

    Other musical entertainment  

    BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Legendary singer and songwriter John Fogerty has joined the Festival line-up. Fogerty is Founder of the band Creedence Clearwater Revival for which he was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter.

    The line-up includes Santa Barbara’s own DishwallaAlan Parsons OBEDavid Pack (Ambrosia), Elliott Easton (Cars) and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan).

    Steve Postell & the Night Train Music Club comprised of:  Steve Postell: guitar/vocals (David Crosby, The Immediate Family, John Oates, Jennifer Warnes), Tariqh Akoni: guitar/vocals (Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera), Bob Glaub: bass (Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan), John Ferraro: drums (Larry Carlton, George Benson, Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt), Russ Irwin: keyboards, vocals (Sting, Aerosmith, Bryan Adams, Foreigner), Sean Holt: sax, percussion, vocals (Carlos Santana, Kenny Loggins, The Neville Brothers, Michael McDonald), Lara Johnston: vocals (Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Doobie Brothers)

    All performances and the Kevin Costner venue location have been generously donated to One805.

    In a busy week, One805 is also delighted to announce a significant donation of $75,000 from the Jean Perkins Foundation, a private foundation one of whose focus areas is supporting First Responders.

    One805 has established that there is an urgent need to enhance both our water and back-country rescue capabilities. Santa Barbara County has 110 miles of coastline, as well as hundreds of miles of trails. These funds will purchase six advanced drones- three DJI Mavic 3T Thermal UAVs and three “Splash” Waterproof Search and Rescue drones. The Jean Perkins Foundation donation supports this effort.

    The “Splash” Waterproof Search and rescue drones are specifically designed to be flown in the rain for search and rescue missions (lost hikers in the rain, mudslides, ocean rescues). They also have the unique capability to land on water, utilize their underwater 4K camera to look for victims underneath the surface of the water, or fly a self-inflating flotation device out over the ocean and drop it to the victim.

    “Countless times, we have been unable to fly drones or helicopters in inclement weather due to weather visibility limitations” said County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig.  “With the new technology in the drones requested via this One805 grant, there will be no limitations to flight.”

    The DJI Mavic 3T Thermal UAV has a high­ powered spotlight to locate victims in the backcountry, an infrared camera to locate spot fires and victims, and even a loudspeaker.

    “The Fire Chiefs throughout the County are grateful for the generosity of One805 and the Jean Perkins Foundation,” said Hartwig. “As we have shared previously, starting next July, all Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services will be dispatched from one Regional Communication Center. This will create a ‘closest resource’ deployment plan between ALL Fire jurisdictions within Santa Barbara County.” John Thyne, One805 CFO and Co-Founder commented, “This fits perfectly with our goal of trying to fund resources that can be used across the entire county, and benefit all our citizens, from Carpinteria in the south to Santa Maria in the North.”

    Other recent significant donations to One805 to support our local First Responders include a gift of $150,000 from Direct Relief and a $100,000 donation from Yardi.

    All who would like to contribute to One805 to assist our local First Responders may do so at One805.org. 100% of all contributions go to first responders and related supportive services. 

    About One805
    In the aftermath of the Thomas fire and subsequent mudslides “One805” was created, hosting the largest non-profit event in Santa Barbara History – The Kick Ash Bash! It brought together actors, entertainers, singers, performers, and most of all, our community in a spirit of healing. First Responders and their families were treated to an amazing day where we were able to put the tragedy behind us. Thanks to the efforts of many, over $2 million was raised to provide counseling support to First Responders and purchase equipment to directly support victims of the tragedy.

    Press Release
    Press Release
    This is a press release sent to Goleta Voice for publication. Refer to the references in the article for more information.


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