The Bucket Brigade is creating a custom memorial bench for each victim of the 1/9 Debris Flow. Located around the community and accessible to the general public, the benches will form a network of lasting memorials to help family, friends, and community members to heal and reflect on the lives lost.
We are coordinating with professional woodworker and Santa Barbara-native David Mosely to build the benches with wood from fallen trees in the community. Fastened to each bench will be a dedicative bronze plaque with text provided by the family of the decedent.
Our first memorial bench dedication took place for David and Jack Cantin on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Manning Park. The redwood benches were installed at the entrance to the Scout House, where David had served as scoutmaster and Jack was an Eagle Scout.