Elk Grove Man Honored For Helping Butte Fire Families

San Andreas, CA…When the Butte Fire ended, hundreds of people were left homeless. CCAR Charities Inc. began to receive offers of travel trailers that the owners were willing to donate, but frequently they were located several hundred miles from here and the need was for someone who could tow them to Mountain Ranch, especially since many of the trailers were fifth wheels, which require a pickup with the right hitch in the bed.





An angel stepped up through Facebook and offered to go to where the trailers were located and deliver them for CCAR Charities. That angel’s name was Robert “Bubba” Avery. Bubba lives in Elk Grove and is a member of Masonic Lodge 173.

Rain or shine, he and a fellow lodge brother would get in Bubba’s pickup early in the morning, leave Elk Grove and drive to the town where the trailer donation was located. They would hook them up and set out for Calaveras County. A member of CCAR Charities would usually meet them in San Andreas and lead them up to the property where the family was waiting for their new home to arrive. Bubba would accept no pay, not even gas money, and he never turned down any request to go out again and tow another trailer up.

On December 3rd, Bubba Avery was honoured with the highest award that the Masons bestow, the Hiram award, and CCAR Charities wants to also recognize and thank him for the assistance he offered so freely to help the Butte Fire families. CCAR Charities certainly understands why he was recognized by his fellow Masons with this prestigious award. Congratulations Bubba Avery from the Calaveras County Association of Realtors.

10 Responses to "Elk Grove Man Honored For Helping Butte Fire Families"

  1. Manav   December 7, 2016 11:17 pm - at 11:17 pm

    These guys have done such a great deed in life. Nowadays very rarely you see anyone taking out time from their own lives to help strangers.

  2. Atul   December 8, 2016 3:17 am - at 3:17 am

    Such acts makes one believe that humanity is still alive and has not gone into the drain. It gives me immense pleasure to congratulate this man for his dedicated efforts.

  3. Karan   December 8, 2016 3:41 am - at 3:41 am

    Amazing ! well done. This is a very good act shown by Mr Robert. Seeing this act more people might step up to help others in time of difficulty.

  4. David   December 8, 2016 5:07 am - at 5:07 am

    Great ! well done Robert , this world deserves so many people like you to make it a good place to live in.

  5. Harsh   December 8, 2016 5:22 am - at 5:22 am

    I draw my inspiration from you brother. Well done. Cheers !

  6. Smith   December 8, 2016 5:38 am - at 5:38 am

    This is one of the biggest examples of how humans can help other humans and draw satisfaction out of it. One must learn from Robert and teach the same to the next generations.

  7. Alex   December 8, 2016 6:52 am - at 6:52 am

    I salute you Sir, You have trully done a great deed. Wish you the very best in life.

  8. Steve   December 8, 2016 8:33 pm - at 8:33 pm

    It is because of people like Robert that there is still some belief in humanity left. It is so kind of you to go through all the trouble and help out others in desperate times.

  9. Aditya   December 8, 2016 9:44 pm - at 9:44 pm

    Kudos to Robert “bubba” Avery for this incredible act of love and affection. Too good man !!

  10. Kishen   December 8, 2016 9:51 pm - at 9:51 pm

    Very well done Sir. I am feeling happy that there are still people like you present on our planet who will help others carefree.