Benefit For Fans Caught in Montecito Fire

Carla and Lance Hoffman, two Santa Barbara fans, escaped last November’s Montecito fire with their lives though both suffered serious burns. They were hospitalized for over a month before being able to visit together. Now they have made such progress that doctors cleared them to attend Wondercon in San Francisco late in February.

On Sunday, March 15 area firefighters and law enforcement departments will raise funds to assist the Hoffman’s at a free community concert featuring Dishwalla, The Upbeat, Dominic Balli, Still Time:

In coordinated efforts with Santa Barbara City Fire, Santa Barbara County Fire, Montecito Fire, Carpentaria/Summerland Fire, US Forest Service, Cal Fire, CHP, Santa Barbara Police, Santa Barbara County Sheriff, Santa Barbara County Search & Rescue, and Equine Evac the community is encouraged to come together to celebrate the lives of Lance & Carla Hoffman and help assist their road to recovery. Every department will be on site to support this event in raising funds for the Hoffman’s. Their finest equipment will be brought in to the Earl Warren Showground parking lot for display, giving families and the community the opportunity to express thanks for their efforts. Lance Hoffman’s grandfather was a Santa Barbara City Fireman.