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Carr Fire Devastation

$22,425 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 176 people in 5 months
Created July 27, 2018
Paul Asher
on behalf of Jason Campbell
Yesterday the Carr Fire  in Shasta County ravaged the small communities of Shasta and Keswick before jumping the Sacramento River and burning houses on the outskirts of Redding, CA.  One of those homes belonged to Jason and Shyla Campbell. 

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Jason has been a valued employee of GFP Enterprises for over a decade protecting residents, resources and properties while fighting wildfires across the United States.   His commitment to helping others is second to none.    Outside of fire season, Jason has also recently provided leadership and support in emergency responder base camps resulting from Hurricane's Irma and Harvey.   He did this in light of a fear of flying that he overcame so that he could help people. 

While leading a 20 person handcrew engaged in fighting the Ferguson Fire burning near Ahwanhnee, CA, Jason's wife Shyla and children were safely evacuated along with over 10 thousand area residents. 

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Upon returning back to Redding this afternoon with his fire crew, Jason found that his home and everything inside had been consumed by the fast moving blaze.   I know it  is tearing Jason up inside that he was so far away performing the job he loves, unable to protect his own family and save his own property. 

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Jason is a proud, hard working man, great husband, father and friend.  The exact kind of giving person that deserves support so he can begin rebuilding his life.   Let's give back to this extraordinary family in need and show Jason how much we love and appreciate his unselfish sacrifices.   

This is an alarm call to anyone that can help - Please do what you can to help a brother in need.  

Thank you!
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Update 4
Posted by Paul Asher
5 months ago
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Account as told by Shyla Campbell to FOX12 Oregon.

The Carr Fire destroyed nearly all of Keswick, a hamlet just west of Redding. One of the homes lost belonged to Shyla and Jason Campbell.

Jason, a firefighter, was six hours away from his home and family, battling a wildfire near Yosemite Valley, when the Carr Fire moved in with devastating speed.

"It's huge flames, it's coming up the hill, and everyone's out and we're watching it, then it goes down, and everyone's like, 'Oh it's going out,' " said Shyla, 32. "And I'm like, 'No, it's going down the mountain and it's going to come back up the next ridge.' "

She was right.

The family spent the night at a hotel. When Jason Campbell returned on Friday, he found their home of five years was gone, along with an RV and a boat.

"It's tough," Shyla Campbell said Friday as she sheltered in the city of Shasta Lake. "I just have to figure out where we're going to stay. We're just trying to stay away from the fire."

Thousands of people scrambled to escape amid flying embers before walls of flames descended from forested hills onto their neighborhoods Thursday. At least two flaming tornados toppled trees, shook firefighting equipment and busted truck windows, taking "down everything in its path," said Scott McLean, a spokesman for Cal Fire.

http://www.kptv.com/story/38735197/massive-northern-california-fire-gets-even-bigger
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Update 3
Posted by Paul Asher
5 months ago
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A testament to Jason Campbell's character. This morning he was provided the opportunity to take his crew out to fight the very fire that destroyed his home and he accepted.
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Update 2
Posted by Paul Asher
5 months ago
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Thank you for your contributions! GFP Enterprises will match the donations made to this campagn up to 10k.
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Update 1
Posted by Paul Asher
5 months ago
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Jason just took this video of where his home use to be.
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$22,425 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 176 people in 5 months
Created July 27, 2018
Paul Asher
on behalf of Jason Campbell
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