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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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67 comments

  • Amy M.
    a day

    Yes he did a ton of work for families. Pretty awesome!

  • Grecia S.
    a day

    how cool is this!

  • Awilda G.
    3 days

    Your daughter and You are awesome!! Wish there were more people like you!!!

  • Diane C.
    6 days

    God Bless this man prayers for all the families 🙏🙏😔

  • Bubba C.
    02/22/2020 01:40

    What a big heart

  • Johnny R.
    02/20/2020 23:22

    What this man and daughter are doing is so beautiful. I mean I can't even find the right words to Express my true and deepest feelings. He is doing such an amazing thing for all those people who lost everything due to that fire. You and your beautiful daughter are life savers. Only if more people out there had a heart like you and your daughter. God will always love and bless you . Wow. I'm speechless. May God continue blessing you and your family . Awesome job.

  • Sylvan S.
    02/20/2020 13:55

    THE POWER OF YAHAWASHI ! .

  • Sally P.
    02/20/2020 03:27

    ?b

  • Iliana P.
    02/17/2020 23:19

    Gbu! That s was nice and wonderful of u.

  • Winifred S.
    02/17/2020 13:36

    Sadness n happyness all in 1, we still have good pple out there, God bless America

  • CaseyandBrooke P.
    02/12/2020 02:15

    This is beyond amazing and so up lifting and suck a kindness of the heart ❤️ and just goes to show that there is still super awesome great caring or loving ppl out here in the world 🌎 amazing job on him and his daughter for the hard work and determination to tryin help as many people as they could thank you to them and everyone that helped 

  • John Y.
    02/11/2020 13:33

    in one word "Socialism"

  • Acee G.
    02/11/2020 13:02

    Unbelievable people do the best for others in tragic situations what a wonderful world when we can help others be 😊 happy.....god bless America

  • Eric F.
    02/11/2020 03:52

    AMAZING WHAT HIUMANS DO FOR EACH OTHER...IN A TIME WHERE THE EXPE'CTATIIONS IS AT ITS LOWEST POINT..N ALL OF SUDDEN STRANGERZ BOND TOGETHER..N SHOCK THOSE IN NEED ...BLESSINGZ TO THE FARTTHER N DAUGHTER..THANK YOU FAM..

  • Julia M.
    02/07/2020 00:41

    (GOD BLESS! AMEN )

  • Terri S.
    02/06/2020 17:44

    So devastating

  • Jami S.
    02/05/2020 08:40

    I love how emotional he gets. His whole heart is in this

  • Camo C.
    02/04/2020 21:29

    I think if there was portable irrigation systems around the area there would not have been as much of a loss to the people or the towns. When I was younger and in better shape I was a Volunteer firefighter 👨‍🚒 and as a young adult I got into Landscape irrigation that’s why I was commenting on a Portable Irrigation Cannon for around towns in Fire prone Area’s it would eventually pay for itself when a fire does break out and possibly help bring the fire under control faster.

  • Anna T.
    02/04/2020 20:41

    Wow amazing, the love shown by you, your daughter and the donators is overwhelming! I pray that all of you continue to receive God’s Blessings!

  • Juan C.
    02/04/2020 02:25

    For Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 😞