Through the spirit of giving, Monica Lowe and 93.7 The River gave Camp Fire victim Daniel Hansen and his two year-old daughter, Czarina, a little magic this Holiday season.
The deadly Camp Fire took a devastating toll on the Hansen’s, forcing them out of their home, looking for any means of shelter. Unsure of where to go, Hansen and his daughter became part of the many that set up camp in the Walmart parking lot in Chico.
“You could see the flames and everything coming from the fields. I thought it was going to come for us, we were stuck. There were a bunch of cars stuck in line. I didn’t know what to do, so I went to Walmart,” Hansen said.
After three days of sleeping in a tent, the Hansen’s were taken in by a family in Rocklin, but not before the looters caused more heartbreak. Czarina’s toy Jeep was stolen, leaving Hansen to feel helpless.
“There’s like seven of them and so they got around me and it’s just me and my baby and they said ‘you need to mind your business, otherwise you could get hurt. And my daughter’s crying ‘mine, daddy, mine’, and these guys didn’t care,” said Hansen.
Left without any possessions but the clothes on their back, Hansen and his daughter struggled to find peace and joy this Christmas.
After hearing the Hansen’s story, Monica Lowe and 93.7 The River wanted to give them a holiday surprise. With gifts wrapped special for Czarina, hearts were warned and the smiles came easy.