It’s been a busy two days for actor James Woods as the actor singlehandedly began organizing efforts to assist community outreaches battling California wildfires early Thursday. Since launching the hashtag #CampFireJamesWoods on November 8, 2018, Woods has been continually sharing resources for those facing the wide-spreading devastating fires throughout the state.
Since the onset early Thursday morning, the wildfires have spread and a number of fires continue to break out. The number of fatalities is as yet unknown, but numerous people are reaching out to James Woods, asking for his help in finding their missing loved ones.
Beginning Thursday, Twitter users began sharing their photos of missing loved ones and pets and Woods retweeted the messages. A network soon developed and his more than one million followers began sharing the tweets. As the fires have spread from Paradise, California, people have asked Woods to use another more-encompassing hashtag for those fleeing for their lives in Southern California.
James Woods announced the new hashtag #SoCalFiresJamesWoods for those searching for missing loved ones.
James Woods released the following statement for those who are in need of help finding their loved ones and pets.
“For twelve hours we have been using two dedicated hashtags (#CampFireJamesWoods, #SoCalFiresJamesWoods) so people can coordinate finding each other on my @Twitter feed. Just tweet info on missing persons using a hashtag by geography or search for those missing the same way.
When tweeting info on missing loved ones, please give name, address (or just town), special needs or conditions, and YOUR contact info (phone number or @Twitter handle) with either hashtag.”
Ventura, Butte, Los Angeles counties are currently under states of emergency and authorities have requested assistance from other states as their need is great.
Early videos and photos coming in are showing a horrific scene and reports have indicated that the blaze is spreading so quickly some people are fleeing on foot.
It was reported earlier that Paradise, California is, for the most part, completely destroyed due to the wildfires. The Butte County fires have spread to approximately 70,000 acres and there are five additional fires wreaking havoc throughout the state.
If you are missing a loved one or pet, you may contact James Woods on Twitter at @realJamesWoods and give him your information as he continues to use his Twitter to spread awareness, share resources, and help.