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Providing New Homes for Camp Fire Survivors | w/ James Woody Faircloth

After the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history, this father and daughter decided to help survivors by providing them with new homes.

Camp Fire survivors, a year later

The Camp Fire killed 85 people destroyed nearly 14,000 residences and burned more than 150,000 acres. It was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history – leaving over 50,000 people homeless. A few days after the tragedy, James “Woody” Faircloth and his 6-year-old daughter Luna embarked on a nearly 1,200-mile drive from Colorado to California. After delivering their first RV to a family of 6 – Faircloth decided to turn his idea into a non-profit: RV4CampfireFamily.

Finding each family, a home

“My six-year-old and I were paying attention to the coverage of the Camp Fire on the news in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. We happened to see a story about a guy who had started up the RV on the side, his house, and he was able to drive it out of the fire. He just mentioned he needed a small part and he would be all set on housing. It just occurred to me what a no brainer there. 50,000 people homeless there, and there’s RVs seemingly everywhere when you're driving down the highway. Surely, we can find an RV, and take it out there and get at least one family a home for Thanksgiving,” James “Woody” Faircloth, founder of RV4CampfireFamily tells Brut.

Where are they now?

1 year later, the two have donated more than 74 RVs to Camp Fire survivors. In 2018, government, nonprofit, and fundraised aid came flooding in. President Trump also visited Paradise to survey the damage. Homelessness across Butte County increased by 16% in 2019 – many survivors have now lost access to FEMA and other relief resources. On the 1-year anniversary of the Camp Fire, James and his daughter Luna helped deliver 5 RVs to Camp Fire survivors.

Brut.

12/14/2019 11:22 AM
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39 comments

  • Joseph W.
    a day

    Thank you sir for inspiring me to do more and love humanity even more! This had so much depth and wieght and the message was recieved.

  • Johnny B.
    a day

    Isn't funny that those so called wild fires only burnt houses and not the forest ?🤔

  • Tressie P.
    2 days

    🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Justin T.
    3 days

    God Bless you and all that are helping!❤️🙏🏻😊‼️🚍🚍🚍🚍🚍

  • Jamie J.
    3 days

    Absolutely amazing people. You sir and that young lady are an inspiration to us all . The world today is hard enough as it is and for you to do this for total strangers blows me away. Totally warms my heart and gives hope to us all that people like you and your daughter still exsist. My heart goes out to all the family's god bless you all .

  • Austin Y.
    4 days

    Only if.... hang in here with me.... if the government of California cleaned up there woods on a bi-yearly bases, I'm pretty sure they wouldnt have "Most destructive" fire each year.....

  • David S.
    5 days

    California fires are the easiest way to ask for donations entire companies exist because of the annual occurrence

  • Karen M.
    6 days

    Angels on earth!

  • Rose B.
    01/18/2020 22:18

    Prayers 🙏🙏🙏

  • Marcus T.
    01/15/2020 03:14

    That terrible😢😢😢

  • Jiija M.
    01/13/2020 14:23

    😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Be T.
    01/13/2020 01:58

    Omg I wish I had the means to start this in Puerto Rico for all the south who have suffered n lost their homes because of the non stop earthquakes. We been feeling earthquakes since December 28, 2019 and today is the 12 of January and we are still going through it. I personally don't need one but they do. 😔 😢

  • Briggs M.
    01/07/2020 21:42

    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Iuni I.
    01/04/2020 19:58

    God bless you n your family

  • Kimberly K.
    01/04/2020 18:02

    GOD BLESS U

  • Irina M.
    01/02/2020 03:57

    Supor !suppor ! Let us to b human ! N careing support each other as much as we can.any little helps.

  • Robert K.
    12/29/2019 22:06

    Y'all should sue California for the lack of preparation of the deaths,injuries, loss of property of many due to their unwillingness to help its own people and do its job oh wait its job is to steal from y'all all while letting y'all suffer

  • Asinta S.
    12/29/2019 04:50

    God bless you and your dauther ,

  • Ken W.
    12/27/2019 18:35

    Wow

  • Jon D.
    12/26/2019 23:16

    Fucc the police