The US 101 Freeway at the Olive Mill Road overpass flooded with runoff water from Montecito Creek. — Mike Eliason, public information officer


Following devastating wildfires that destroyed vegetation, flashfloods resulted in mudslides in Santa Barbara Presbytery, CA in January 2018. 21 lives were tragically lost.

PDA Response

PDA has disbursed an initial response grant to Santa Barbara Presbytery and National Response Team members have deployed to the area to provide a ministry of presence and assist the needs. We will continue to work with the presbytery to meet the needs of the community.

Gifts to support this response can be designated "DR000015-CA mudslides" on the memo line of a check or in the note section of the online giving form.


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