BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - A local hero from Paradise kicked off his nonprofit organization on Monday to help Camp Fire survivors.
Stephen Murray created a foundation, Coral Apple.
He has been involved with Camp Fire recovery since the beginning and also lost everything in the fire.
Now, with his nonprofit, he can continue with his efforts to help survivors.
Murray said the word "Coral" comes from Coral Avenue, which is where he lived in Paradise. "Apple" represents Apple Tree Village, his dream job of taking care of seniors.
Murray said the goal of his project is to help people get back to Paradise.
"I'm looking at the longterm recovery for Paradise and it starts now," Murray said.
He said his nonprofit will help by getting big donations to help with getting materials to home water tanks and getting good water up on the ridge.
Community members are grateful for Murray's contributions and will to help.
"Stephen does so many things for us," said Joshua Wing, a Camp Fire survivor. "It's indescribable how grateful I am to him."
Murray said he's already received a $40,000 cargo truck to help with his efforts.