About SBUnited Relief Fund
Arrowhead United Way distributed approximately $2.5 million in generous donations from local and national supporters for the San Bernardino United Relief Fund. Concerned people across the community wanted to help in ways that best meet the needs of those affected. As part of the response to the tragic events of December 2, 2015, at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, CA., individuals, organizations, and businesses across California and the United States came together with Arrowhead United Way and the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in support of this fund.
San Bernardino United Relief Fund’s objective was to connect those affected by the incident to donated funds and resources that may yield some support and comfort in a time of catastrophe. To facilitate the disbursement of our pooled resources, a committee was established to act as the decision-making body for fund distribution. The San Bernardino United (SBUnited) Relief Fund committee comprised members from the community including faith-based, business, law enforcement, county, labor and non-profit sectors.
The SBUnited Relief Fund Committee met to discuss the distribution of the funds. The Relief Fund Committee members did not receive compensation for their participation and 100% of funds received were allocated to those affected, as determined by the Committee. Arrowhead United Way did not take any administrative or other fees from donations.
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San Bernardino United Relief Fund Committee
Kara Adams - VP of Marketing, Altura Credit Union
Bill Carnegie - President & CEO, Feeding America Food Bank Riverside/San Bernardino
Ray King - Captain, San Bernardino Police Department
Keith Lee - Arrowhead United Way Board Member
Vici Nagel - President/CEO, Academy Go
Laurie Stalnaker - Secretary/Treasurer, AFL-CIO Central Labor Council
Deidre Rodriguez - General Manager, Teamsters Local 1932
CaSonya Thomas - MPA, CHC - Director, Behavioral Health, San Bernardino County
Dr. Joshua Beckley - Senior Pastor, Ecclesia Christian Fellowship
Taif Kaissi, MD - VP & Executive Director, MiNDS
Steve Kovensky - Deputy Chief, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
Patrick Morris - Former Mayor, City of San Bernardino, Retired Judge
Dena Smith - Chief Operating Officer, San Bernardino County
Ken Ramirez - Tribal Secretary, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
James Siva - Tribal Council Member, Morongo Band of Mission Indians