Sometimes tragedies can reveal the most unlikely heroes. A billionaire decided to do what he can to help fellow victims of the recent California wildfires. He loaded up his $25 million yacht with supplies and delivered the goods to affected areas in Malibu.
Howard Leight was also one of the many California residents who was affected by the wildfires. The co-owner of the Malibu Rocky Oaks winery actually worked to save his own property from the blaze. When the vineyard and his two homes were safe, the billionaire turned his attention to the other victims who were helpless against the tragedy.
The billionaire started the hashtag #malibuhope to help fellow wildfire victims.
Leight and his friend Bill Kerbox teamed up with surfers and paddleboarders to aid fellow victims. They loaded up his 142-foot yacht The Leight Star with about 3,000 water bottles, 100 gallons of gasoline, snacks, dog food, and other supplies. The team then headed out to Paradise Cove to deliver the goods.
Unfortunately, they were not allowed to bring the yacht close to shore. Nevertheless, the volunteers were undeterred. They used their surfboards and paddleboards to ferry the supplies to the shore.
It was an unconventional mission to help the wildfire victims. Nevertheless, it worked perfectly considering the number of people that Leight, Kerbox, and their team of volunteers were able to help.
The volunteers had to ferry the supplies on their surfboards and paddleboards.
The Woolsey Fire is considered one of the most devastating events of 2018. Thousands of homes were destroyed as the wildfire raged across Malibu. Celebrities had to flee the area as their houses were consumed by the blaze. As of writing, the death toll continues to rise as firefighters struggle to keep the fire in control.
The tragedy was certainly devastating for California residents. Nevertheless, there are people like Leight, Kerbox, and their fellow volunteers who were not afraid to step up and help.
Woman’s Gut Feeling Helps Save Hiker’s Life On The Pacific Crest Trail
“I felt really compelled that I really needed to get help for her.”
A hiker’s multi-month journey almost ended in tragedy. But thankfully, the “gut feeling” of another woman she had met on the trail ended up saving the day.
A couple of weeks ago, Nancy Abell and Katharina Groene met on the trail in Washington State. Katharina shared to Nancy that she is going to continue to hike to the Canadian border alone. Nancy thought it wasn't a good idea.
Mother Becomes A Donor For 50 People Just 8 Hours After Giving Birth
A devastating tragedy took the young mother away from her newborn baby but also saved several lives.
Some sad stories can still have happy endings. A young mother suddenly passed away just eight hours after giving birth to a healthy baby. However, she also became a donor to 50 other people and managed to save several lives.
Megan Moss Johnson's life started off with a difficult start. At age 15, she was diagnosed with myocarditis, which is inflammation of the heart muscle. Luckily, she found a donor and received a heart transplant that saved her life. Since then, Megan supported the movement and even signed documents so her own organs can be used to save more lives.
Megan and her husband Nathan before the birth of their baby.
11 Photos Of Strangers Making Someone’s Day A Lot Better
#2 makes my cheeks hurt from smiling.
A simple act of kindness goes a long way. While some gestures could end in just a couple of minutes, the effect that it made to someone certainly lasts a lot longer than that.
Sometimes we focus so much on bringing positive energy into our own lives that we forgot to project that same positive energy outwards. Take some time away from yourself and use these tips to brighten up someone’s day like these 11 strangers who made other people’s day a whole lot better.
1. Young guy teaches older man how to use Google Maps.