Man Delivers Donated RVs to Wildfire Victims That Were Left With Nothing
A father-daughter duo, Woody and Luna Faircloth, have successfully delivered 95 motorhomes to wildlife victims who may otherwise wait months for emergency housing.
“We’re grassroots; we can move a lot faster than that. It’s people helping people. … We can get there almost immediately,” he told Associated Press.
Faircloth first got the idea after seeing the destruction that took place in 2018 in his home state of Colorado. “We were watching some of what’s going on out there and talking about what if that was us and what would we do,” Faircloth said. “And I told (my daughter) what the idea was and she was 100 percent on board. She said, ‘God and Santa Claus would be really proud of us for this.’”
Thousands of wildfires have devastated parts of California and the U.S. West this year as historic droughts make the flames difficult to manage.
The Faircloths spent Thanksgiving 2018 on the road, in a $2,500 motorhome they found on Craigslist. They delivered the vehicle the day after the holiday to a victim of the Camp Fire, which almost destroyed the town of Paradise and killed 85 people.
Social media posts about the trip spread, and donors began pouring in, offering Faircloth their RVs. Some even offered to deliver the vehicles themselves, but Faircloth makes many of the deliveries personally.
Faircloth just delivered his 95th RV, and he hopes to expand the volunteer effort. He would like to stage RVs in hurricane and fire zones in the future to respond even faster when needed. To donate an RV or join the waitlist, visit EmergencyRV.org for more information.
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