Reader Bryan Galea (above) lives in Paradise, which as you undoubtedly know by now was all but wiped out by the devastation from the deadly Camp Fire, that has already claimed 56 lives, with hundreds more still reportedly unaccounted for.
Galea and his family are all safe despite having lost most of their possessions. But Galea also wanted to let us know of friends in the area who also lost everything but are uninsured and could use some assistance via GoFundMe.
The Baker family:
On November 8, 2018 a massive fire devastated Concow, Paradise, and the surrounding areas in Northern California. Many people lost their lives, and many more lost their homes. The Baker family is one of those families who narrowly escaped the fire, but lost everything in the devastation. This young family of 5, Cody, Maddi, and their 3 young children Wyatt, Waylon, and River were forced to flee with not much more than the clothes on their backs. Please help aid them in their journey to rebuilding and recovery. Any donations made will help to replace clothing, school supplies, and any other necessities this sweet family and their children might need to start again. Please help their family put back together what was once home. Thank you ??
A young family has lost everything but their lives in Butte County. Let’s band together and help them through this time when they have nothing and need so much. Emilia is pregnant and waiting for the any minute now birth of her fourth child.
Click here to donate. You can also find various ways to help California’s fire victims here.
Here is a photo that Galea sent, which tragically illustrates how destructive this and other fires throughout the state have destroyed entire neighborhoods, if not communities.