Paradise food truck owner helping Dixie Fire survivors pick up the pieces

A Camp Fire survivor wants to make sure the survivors of the Dixie Fire are not forgotten.

Posted: Aug 20, 2021 9:29 AM
Updated: Aug 20, 2021 9:46 AM

PARADISE, Calif. - A Camp Fire survivor wants to make sure the survivors of the Dixie Fire are not forgotten.

A sizzling brisket is a common sight inside E&J's Mobile Kitchen.

"We do more of a like a southern-style BBQ we serve alligator, smoked meat, sandwiches," said Elizabeth Jernberg, one of the owners of the food truck.

And when Jernberg isn't cooking something up she is helping survivors impacted by nearby fires.

"So for me, I think it's my calling," Jernberg said.

She has helped people navigate through the Bear Fire.

Now this time to help out Dixie Fire survivors with the goal of giving back $10,000 through Go-Fund-Me.

"We're falling short on camping stuff," Jernberg explained "and necessities for these folks, some kind of roof over their head."

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Not only is Jernberg helping out in the virtual world she's also giving out free food to evacuees and first responders in the Dixie Fire.

Jernberg says she isn't making much money doing this but she does it because she's been in survivors' shoes.

"And then when we went through the Camp Fire, losing almost everything we had it gave us an eye-opener of what it feels like to be in that part," Jernberg said.

Elizabeth says she was able to rise from the ashes and survivors can too.

"Put your feet down on the ground," Jernberg explained "you got to be stronger than what the devil is giving us. Just do God's work and continue to be angels on the ground."

Hoping kindness can continue to spread.

Elizabeth tells Action News Now she doesn't think she will have enough money at the moment to rebuild her home on the ridge but she says helping others right now outweighs her needs.

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