In 2018, Paradise, California, was burned in the “Camp Fire” — one of the most destructive and deadliest wildfires in the state’s history.
Two years later, we arrived to partner with several nonprofit organizations to inspire hope within the community. You could still smell the smoke.
The goal: help make Paradise home again to those who lost their livelihoods in this devastating fire, including Beckie Portlock — an 84-year-old woman who lost everything.
Just seven months before the Camp Fire, Beckie spent everything she had to purchase her first home in Paradise. Since the fire, she’s been living in a trailer provided by FEMA.