Campus Assists in Fire Emergency, Houses Evacuees
For the third time in ten months, the Santa Barbara area was hit by a major wildfire last week. The campus became an emergency shelter for evacuees and campus leaders and county officials are working closely to determine other ways in which UCSB might assist the community. In communications to the campus, Chancellor Henry Yang identified steps being taken to assist members of the UCSB community who have been displaced or suffered personal loss as a result of the fire. “On behalf of our entire UCSB community, I would also like to extend our concern and support to all those affected by this fire,” said Yang. “I would also like to offer my sincere thanks to everyone involved in providing assistance during this crisis.” Links to those messages, which also identify campus resources available during this emergency, can be found in the fire update entry on the campus’s home page.
The Academic and Staff Assistance Program, located in Human Resources, is available to provide counseling services to faculty and staff members. For information, contact John Berberet at 893-3318.