SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Safe & Sane sold out of fireworks which helps several nonprofits in the area.
For many, it was a much needed sale.
"Oh, it was vital, it’s vital to support the men’s recovery home because it is a free home for anybody out there struggling," said Joe Ward with Victory Outreach.
Victory Outreach, a men’s recovery center in Santa Maria, sold out of its safe and sane fireworks this year.
Ward believes COVID-19 played a part in the sales.
"COVID-19 did affect the sales in a good way because there wasn’t too many people selling fireworks so everybody came and bought some," said Ward.
The funding will help others in need.
"With that you know we can help support the home and whatever necessities the home needs and it’s going to help more people in the long run," said Saul Tiznado with Victory Outreach.
Organizers with the Santa Maria Youth Girl's Softball say the fireworks sales will help make up for the lost money during COVID-19.
"We usually depend on our registration fees and on top of that will have several fundraisers that we will run during the season. So this fundraiser in one weeks time helped facilitate all the money that will need for our next year season" said Nikki Khan with the Santa Maria Youth Girls Softball.
The Santa Maria Girl's Softball team sold more than 90 percent of its fireworks during the Fourth of July weekend.
More than 25 organizations participated in the sale of Safe & Sane fireworks throughout Santa Maria this year.