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San Diegans bring Christmas spirit to devastated Paradise following Camp Fire

Posted: 1:49 PM, Dec 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-20 21:03:47-05
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Paradise Christmas children

PARADISE, Calif. (KGTV) -- Miles and miles of leveled homes line the streets of Paradise after the Camp Fire swept through.

The destructive fire left students at Spring Velley school homeless. The one thing the fire couldn’t take away: spirit. Children’s spirits remain high, lifting the adults around them.

The Spirit of Liberty Foundation gave them a gift this Christmas they’ll never forget, handing out stuffed animal, sweatshirts and T-shirts from the San Diego Zoo.

“I’m really glad they’re donating this stuff, it’s really awesome,” said Jack, a student at the school.

Jack is a seventh grader and one of the lucky ones whose home survived, but the same isn’t true for his friends.

The school’s principal is also trying to provide a safe haven. “Each day we’re trying to bring smiles to their faces and today Santa did just that,” Josh Peete.