During the Carr Fire, Eric Johnson was fighting the Ferguson Fire in Yosemite when the Carr Fire broke out in Whiskeytown. When the Carr started spreading quickly towards Redding, Johnson’s girlfriend Hope was forced to evacuate their house.
When they returned, their house was burned to the ground and the couple lost all of the money the had recently put into the house.
Although the couple had a GoFundMe account that raised around $12,000, Ellen Degeneres was not satisfied. On her popular show Ellen, she surprised the couple by rounding up the GoFundMe account to $50,000. Needless to say, the young couple was ecstatic. See the heartfelt video:
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine