Actor James Woods may be known for espousing his political points of views on Twitter, and even getting in trouble with the platform’s reviewers more than once, but on November 8, 2018, he used Twitter for all the right reasons. While the nation discussed the political fallout and gains from the mid-term elections, Woods chose to leave the political debate to the wayside and organized a social media team to help save lives.
As the deadly California Camp Fire obliterated Paradise, California, Woods consolidated resources, created a hashtag, and provided a one-stop information center for those in need of evacuation routes, information on lost loved ones, help to find nearby shelters, road closures and more.
Woods worked throughout the day sharing the hasthtag #CampFire and then created #CampFireJamesWoods that when viral. Many people shared heartbreaking photos of their missing loved ones. While many other hashtags are being used, please keep in mind that #CampFireJamesWoods is the main hashtag that will be used as a depot for those in need of help and resources.
You may find the latest updates on the California fires including the Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire and James Woods’ hashtag below.
People have responded to James Woods’ social media outreach with positivity. The move has caused people to reach across the aisle and not only thank Woods for his efforts, but also join in. Some have sent tweets stating though they disagree with his political views they commend him for what he is doing. Many people have expressed their gratitude to James Woods for his help and efforts.
Woods has asked those looking for loved ones, friends, and even missing pets to use the hashtag and tweet to him directly with their information. He retweets the plea to his 1.84 million followers who then retweet, like, and share. The social media community outreach has been successful and many “found” reports have come through the #CampFireJamesWoods hashtag.
Woods tweeted and compiled research until he went to bed Thursday night and then started again early Friday morning.
Latest reports show that the Woolsey fire is heading towards Thousand Oaks, California that was devastated by a mass shooting only two days ago.
Have you seen the #CampFireJamesWoods hashtag? Have you retweeted and or followed James Woods to help spread the news?