California Business Man Cuts $1000 Checks for Kids


Source - Southern California businessman Bob Wilson loaded a suitcase with $1,000 checks and headed north on Tuesday -- each one earmarked for a student or faculty member at Paradise High School.The 89-year-old real estate magnate has no connection to Paradise, California -- or neighboring Chico -- where the Camp Fire burned through almost an entire city, but said he wanted to help out in any way he could. He decided to eschew more traditional charitable means and take the money straight to Paradise, where he could hand deliver the checks to each of the 1,085 students and staff."These are the checks that are going to the students," Wilson told San Francisco ABC station KGO. "I had such a great time in high school. I just wanted, if I could do anything to put a smile on their face, give a little freedom to do whatever they want to do, take their minds off what happened for a short period of time, I would be more than compensated I'll tell you."It hit me that maybe I could do something and I really wanted to do it now, I wanted to do it directly and I got ahold of the principal and I talked to him about it and you could've scraped him off cloud nine, quite frankly," he added.


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