CHICO, CA (WCBD) – A San Diego businessman has donated $1,000 checks to hundreds of students and staff members at a high school affected by the fires in California.
Bob Wilson arrived in the town of Chico with checks totaling $1.1 million.
Hundreds of students lined up to receive those checks at Paradise High School.
Wilson says he hopes his effort will bring students a little bit of comfort and hope for a better and brighter future.
“I considered, you know, organizations; how do I go about doing this? But all of that is too slow, too bureaucratic. So, I said, ‘I’m just gonna give them a check. That’s what I’m gonna do,” he said.
Nearly 14-thousand homes have been destroyed and 90 people have been killed as a result of the so-called “Camp fire.”
The fire is now 100% contained.