With the death toll of “Camp Fire” currently estimated at around 48 and 80 people missing — most of them senior citizens, the California Wildfires are now considered to be the deadliest and most destructive wildfires in the state’s history.
100,000 acres of land have been destroyed in Northern California by Camp Fire, and in Southern California, 94,000 acres and 370 structures have been scorched by the Hill and Woolsey Fires.
So many people have lost their homes — everything. Cherished memories of their loved ones gone up in flames. Their lives now in ruins.
There are now 12,000 firefighters battling the relentless and incessant flames, putting their own lives in danger.
On November, 10, mom-of-two Amber Ryland, decided to show her gratitude for the brave men risking it all, and she took the opportunity to teach her young son, Hudson, a very important life lesson — giving back.
Amber posted this to her Facebook page:
It’s important to us to teach our boys to always give back and be grateful to those that help us 💯
The firefighters have been incredible during this devastating wildfire and if it weren’t for them who knows what would have happened to our neighborhood and our house 👨🏼🚒👩🏼🚒🙏🏼
Hudson and I went and bought supplies for them like water, eye drops, granola bars, lip balm, etc to say thank you. THEY COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE THANKFUL, SWEET AND HUMBLE 💙
They made Hudson’s life by chatting him up, calling him Chief and letting him sit in the truck 🚒
There are a variety of ways you can help the victims of the California Wildfires. Find out how you can make a difference, HERE. Every little bit helps.