With a bag full of brand new clothes in hand, a Paso Robles woman and her son stopped by Meathead Movers Sunday to give fire victims the gift of comfort.
“I brought just a big bag of brand new clothes,” Jennifer Parham said. “The thing I’d want is just a pair of cozy sweats to curl up in after that big ordeal.”
The Parhams are just one of many families and individuals looking out for our neighbors up north.
“We knew the people we kind of built this community with were going to show up and donate and show their true colors and here we are with multiple fully loaded trucks,” Meathead Movers Operations Manager Justin Pieper said.
By Sunday afternoon, the final day of the drive, at least five big moving trucks were filled with items like dog food, personal hygiene products, and clothes that are destined for those in the fire zone.
Meathead movers partnered with KSBY to collect these donations.
“It’s nice to open our doors to everyone and say we’ll take it and drive it up for you,” Pieper said.
From San Luis Obispo, the donations will be delivered to non-profits near the Camp Fire and then distributed to those who lost it all.
“It’s actually so heartbreaking, I just can’t really go there (mentally),” Parham said. “It’s just upsetting really that they’ve lost everything.”
Thousands of people may have lost their belongings and their homes, but people like Parham and the countless other donors want to make sure fire victims don’t lose hope.