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CHICO, Calif. - Books for Butte held a giveaway for Camp Fire survivors on Sunday, May 26.
With 20,000 books to give away, there were books from every genre.
The founder, Melissa Gianotti, said there were over 1,200 members who have worked on the project to provide books to survivors.
Gianotti said she collected thousands of books for the past six months from donations all across the country.
"My daughter's 21 and she was about 3 when I got this for her and we read it every single night and when I saw it in the box today I squealed because it just brought back memories of laying in bed with her and reading this over and over," said one fire survivor, Susan Brownfield. "I don't think Melissa realizes what this means so-- We just lost everything and this brings memories back."
Brownfield was just one survivor who shared a hug with Gianotti.
This was the second Books for Butte event, the group plans to host another giveaway in about six months.