One of the deadliest and most damaging wildfires in California’s history was the 2018 Camp Fire, which incinerated the town of Paradise and swaths of surrounding foothill communities in a single day. Driven by winds, this fire continued to rage for two weeks and spread further in Butte County. More than two years after the Camp Fire, only about 400 of the 14,000 homes destroyed have been rebuilt, and the community remains at risk from future wildfire destruction.
Since then, All Hands and Hearts has launched a Wildfire Relief program in Paradise, California designed to help the community recover, increase the ability to respond to and mitigate the impact of future wildfires. Our team of staff and volunteers are providing relief by creating fuel breaks, defensible spaces, and removing hazard trees on residential properties.