Denver man donates RV to Camp Fire victims, inspires others to give

DENVER, Colo. — The Thanksgiving spirit of giving hit James Faircloth early this year. It started when he and his 6-year-old daughter Luna were brainstorming what to do, reported ABC 7.

They knew this year, a traditional Thanksgiving just would not do.


Faircloth and his daughter decided to start a GoFundMe account to raise funds to buy an RV for a deserving first responder who lost his or her home in the devastating inferno. Much to his amazement, the response on GoFundMe was swift and within days the campaign surpassed its goal and now stands at just over $7500. More than enough to purchase a used 6-person Class A motorhome to drive 19 hours to Chico.

Hundreds of miles away little did Faircloth know, karma was at work. A chance encounter by a woman named Patricia Bittrick online while she was surfing the web looking for a way to donate an old motorhome she used for Burning Man. Bittrick, a San Francisco resident teamed up with Faircloth and have started a movement.

“It’s just wonderful. I am in awe of him. I didn’t want to put my face on this story but I’m doing it because it needs a face and if we can encourage other people to do this, great!”

Their participation in donating RVs to those who need it the most caught the eye of another woman in Reno, Nevada who also plans to give her old motorhome to someone who needs it.

Read the full article at ABC7.

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at

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