The Dixie Fire has ravaged over 600,000 acres. Some firefighters have lost their homes while trying to save that of others.
According to a report, Woody Faircloth, the founder of EmergencyRV.org, is trying to collect and deliver supplies to at least 10 firefighters who are fighting the Dixie Fire.
Faircloth explained that the firefighter hFaircloth explained that the firefighter he is trying to help has three children under 16 years of age. He also explained that the firefighter is working 12 to 15-hour shifts seven days a week, and is just concerned about his family.
The firefighter is also spending his savings to put them up in a hotel.
“We told them that we would help them and they were relieved,” Faircloth said.
After seeing the Camp Fire’s destruction in 2018, Faircloth founded his non-profit. Faircloth says that while an RV is not a permanent solution for housing, it can provide comfort and transitional housing. The relief is also easy to see, the report added.
Faircloth said, “We drove all night back to the place one firefighter was staying. He’s actually staying at a campfire survivor’s home that was destroyed in a fire.”
“We shared our search on Facebook for a place to park an RV, and the woman replied that they could stay at her house. We delivered it to their home yesterday, which was very touching.”
The report mentioned that Faircloth states that while RV donations are greatly needed, funding can also be helpful.
Faircloth stated, “Also just spreading the word about our work because we see these first responders as heroes and we don’t believe they need all their money on a room in a hotel.”
“As long we have this platform, it’ll continue to be done”
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