San Diegan donating $1 million to students, staff at Paradise High School after Camp Fire

Posted: 11:08 AM, Nov 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-22 19:08:00Z

(KGTV) - A San Diego businessman is donating $1 million to students and staff at Paradise High School after a fire ripped through the tiny Northern California town earlier this month.

The Chico Enterprise-Record reported that 980 students and 105 school employees will each receive a check for $1,000 -– courtesy of Bob Wilson, an executive with Duckett-Wilson Development Co. and partner in a chain of several Fish Market restaurants.

The Rancho Santa Fe resident, who has never been to the town of Paradise, was keeping tabs on the Camp Fire developments through media reports and was compelled to help after thinking back to his own high school experiences.

“We’ve got to get them back into high school. If $1,000 will help do that, then OK,” Wilson told the Chico Enterprise-Record.

Wilson will hand deliver the checks in Chico on Nov. 27.