In January 2023, sixteen International Relief Teams volunteers traveled to Paradise, CA to aid in the work being done on two homes in Paradise and Migalia, California. Even with the rain and waking up every morning to everything covered in ice, one group of International Relief Teams volunteers worked on the interior of one home and the other completed the framing of another.
Since the fire hit the small town of Magalia, Eddie has had to live 30 minutes away from the place he once called home. On the day of the fire, he recalls the roads being so jammed that he had to leave his car and walk to safety. During the framing process, Eddie was able to meet with the construction volunteers and watch the walls of his home stand once again.