CHICO, Calif (AP) – Businessman injured & # 39; on the destruction to the city & # 39; Paradise wildfire caused by a & # 39; Northern California to enjoy Tuesday gave $ 1,000 each to students and staff members from the local secondary school.
The developer of real estate and restaurant owner Bob Wilson arrived in the city & # 39; Chico nearby b & # 39; two full suitcases b & # 39; checks totaling $ 1.1 million for 980 student & # 39; Paradise High School and 105 teachers and staff.
Wilson is from the area & # 39; San Diego and said he thought donating having read the story & # 39; Los Angeles Times about the secondary school still standing with & # 39; students dispersed and separated. One student told the newspaper that lost spending time with his friends in & # 39; local places and another said she hears & # 39; b & # 39; constant mode.
Wilson is & # 39; 90 years and said f & # 39; interview that his memories & # 39; high school in 1940 ispirawlu to act.
His intention was to change the kids and "give some freedom to do whatever you wanted to do and maybe take their minds off what happened for a short period."
He said that reading about the difficulties faced by high school students of Paradise broke up and wanted them to know that someone take care of them.
"The high school had a major impact on my life", he said. "In fact, I & # 39; say that I was the first, last and only truly free time."
The School Principal Loren Lighthall said he thinks that about 900 students lost their homes due to fire that killed 88 people.
"The donation of & # 39; Bob put money in the pocket of & # 39; every kid now for food, gas, clothing, for essential things", he said.