YouTuber Jake Paul documents the aftermath of the wildfires in California as he pitches in to help those affected.
Less than two weeks ago, Jake Paul and Team 10 were forced to evacuate their mansion because of the Woolsey fires, but now the YouTuber is helping other victims salvage priceless items from the rubble. The influencer posted a photo of him alongside digital comedian FunnyMike and another volunteer named Maria.
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wow. what. a. day…. this here is my new friend Maria.. you probably can’t tell but we are standing on the ashes of what used to be Maria’s house before these Southern California fires.. we spent all morning searching through ashes on our hands & knees to find anything we could: memories, jewelry, or anything valuable… she nearly cried when we found her daughters graduation ring – the fire came right through Maria’s neighborhood forcing her to evacuate… no less than 20 minutes from my house which we evacuated… It reminded yet again to be thankful for every little thing that I take for granted on a day to day basis… you never know when something like this can happen to you.. which is why I also encourage ANYONE reading this to get involved in your community.. get involved with helping other people, because you never know when you’re gonna be the one getting helped… hearing Maria’s story brought tears to my eyes.. & I can only imagine how many more people are affected by this… & to the fire fighters & first responders who fought these fires, y’all are true heroes!! Thank you so much🙌🏼there’s also hero’s like Trevor Quirk from @upperojairelief who are personally putting together relief efforts in communities & they allowed me to be apart of there efforts today!!🙌🏼get involved!! let’s make a difference!! & Pls! Pls! Pls! If you want to help these families that have lost everything, go to (UpperOjaiRelief.com) 🖤love🙌🏼
The trio sifted through the wreckage and was able to recover some personal items that Maria and her family will surely treasure. One of the items they were able to find was her daughter’s graduation ring which Jake shared brought Maria to tears. There wasn’t a dry eye on sight because the YouTuber said hearing her story caused him to shed a few tears as well but taught him a very valuable lesson.
“It reminded [me] yet again to be thankful for every little thing that I take for granted on a day to day basis. You never know when something like this can happen to you.”
He is also urging fans to help out because Maria is one of many that were affected by the wildfires. There are many organizations that are seeking volunteers and Jake gives a special shout-out to Upper Ojai Relief.