Fire survivor family gets tiny home in Paradise

Another Camp Fire survivor is in a comfortable home back on the ridge.

Posted: Dec 12, 2019 11:21 PM
Updated: Dec 13, 2019 9:58 AM

PARADISE, Calif. - Another Camp Fire survivor family is in a comfortable home back on the ridge.

The Reach Out Worldwide foundation, founded by Paul Walker, partnered with Lowes for the project and volunteers spent four days renovating a shed into a tiny home for the Roberts family.

The family lost everything last year and after the fire, they lived in a shelter, in tents and then in an empty shed on their property.

"It's really powerful, it is that time of the year, right now too, going into the holidays," said Cody Walker, the CEO of the foundation, and brother of actor Paul Walker. "I couldn't imagine having to restart from nothing and have to return to a place that was once home."

"My goal in life was just to keep my family safe and keep them dry and happy and these people have taken thousands of pounds off my chest," said survivor Phillip Roberts. "I'm going to have a good night's sleep tonight."

Lowes provided the materials for the bathroom, kitchen, flooring, heating and insulation.

Paradise's Community Resource Coalition also helped make this possible for the Roberts family.

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