One man’s generosity and willingness to help those impacted by the deadly Camp Fire spawned a whole movement.
When James Woody Faircloth, of Denver, Colorado, learned that thousands had lost everything they owned in the wildfire, he knew he had to do something.
He put an add on Craiglist for an RV donation to give to a family. He also created a GoFundMe page in hopes of purchasing one just in case no one responded to the ad.
Over the Thanksgiving week, Faircloth drove 19 hours to Chico to donate an RV to a family displaced by the wildfire.
His original GoFundMe page has raised almost $12,000 to purchase another. He and his small team of volunteers have also managed to raise donations for victims from donors all over the western states.
“I had no idea this would grow so quickly and many times I just stop and look at our spreadsheets, our social media, all of it in awe,” Faircloth said. “It’s just humans being human.”
On Friday a fire lieutenant from Longmont, Colorado is dropping off a 5th wheel style RV in Chico.
Faircloth and his daughter Luna are expected to arrive Saturday to deliver the RV and meet with families who’ve been matched.
So far, Faircloth and his team have donated 10 RVs to help families rebuild.
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