93013 Fund responds to pandemic needs in Carpinteria
“This is going to be bad, really bad,” Hans Brand remembers thinking when everything closed down last March because of the pandemic.
His next thought was, “We need to do something to help people in town.”
And so Mr. Brand founded the 93013 Fund, which has collected and distributed more than $200,000 to help those in need in Carpinteria.
To date, the fund, named for the city’s zip code, has distributed more than 40,000 meals, $20,000 in school supplies, hundreds of child care scholarships, nonprofit grants and 20 small business grants.
Mr. Brand is president of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Sunset Charitable Foundation, which operates the fund. Members of the 93013 Fund Advisory Committee are Leigh-Anne Anderson, Joyce Donaldson, Lorraine McIntire, Beth Cox, Don…