PARADISE, Calif. - A group of Camp Fire survivors came together to help a friend in need. They made a calendar called Disaster Divas and all the proceeds are going to their friend who lost everything.
Anne Wycoff lost her home in the Camp Fire and this year was approached by a friend who also lost everything and was asking for help.
Her friend, who wishes to not be identified, lost her job after the Camp Fire burned down the restaurant she worked at, and then lost custody of her kids.
"Your coping mechanisms are gone, you people are gone, your family, these people are my family and they are gone and you don't have that bond," said Wycoff.
Wycoff then got a group of friends together to make a calendar, to donate the proceeds to her friend in need.
"So it is really nice we did do this process because it did help us heal. To me it was just very special, it was very very meaningful to help somebody else," said Diva Mandy Douglass.
Mandy Douglass who was also the Cover Girl says it brought a bright light to people who are still recovering and need help. She said it was healing for her as well.
"It showed there are people like Anne and all my friends who were involved that still need to be recognized and helped," said Douglass.
Another woman involved, Kathleen Dysert says the women involved ranged in age by about 40 years.
"I think for a lot of people in Paradise it is healing to hang out with other victims of the fire," said Dysert.
Another woman, Brandie Pruis involved says it was also healing for her and all the pictures were taken in and around Paradise.
"Family losing their homes and friends losing their homes it was a very positive note for me to be part of that," said Pruis.
One thing the women add is how thankful they are for everyone who helped and volunteered time.
Wycoff says both photographers are Camp Fire survivors as well as the owners of the Printer, Digital Print of Chico. She says the photographers, Jason Hastain and Jane Dysert, spent all their own money, talent, and time on this project.
She adds the Disaster Divas spent all their own money and time on the photos.
The photos were taken at Ace Hardware in Paradise, Aquatic Park Duck Pond, Bille Park, Head Dam at Butte Forks River, Izzy's, Jens Bar, Maria's Kitchen, Mountain View Trees, Paradise Lake, and parts of Paradise and Magalia and the Butte Strong Arch in Old Magalia.
She says this was a mission of love and to empower women who are going through devastation and recovery.
All of the calendars are being sold at the above-listed businesses and Studio Inn in Chico for $20.00.
Wycoff says a Venmo account will be made for the Diva in need. She says they are hoping it will turn into an annual event and to have it grow into a nonprofit to support women recovering from disasters.
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