Local fire victims help northern CA fire victims in unique way

Posted at 5:52 PM, Oct 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-22 20:52:56-04

On Sunday, about 130 volunteers gathered at Intuit headquarters for a unique way to help victims of the northern California wildfires. 

Linda Noel was one of them. 

“That’s heartbreaking,” Noel said.

Her home burned down in Poway back in 2007. In fact, most of the volunteers were victims of the Witch Fire of 2007 and the Cedar fire of 2003. 

They worked together to create file boxed they call “Out of the Ashes”.

The boxes are plastic crates with labeled hanging files and information to organize important forms, receipts, and documents. It is what they needed after their homes burned down. 

“I just hurt for them,” Noel explained with tears in her eyes. “That’s why we’re doing this.”.

On Monday, 1,000 fire organizational boxes will be taken to northern California and given to fire survivors. Donations can be made on their Go Fund Me page.