San Diego-based dealership La Mesa RV Center recently was recognized for its efforts in providing assistance to Southern California residents displaced by the wildfires in late October and early November.
TV station KGTV Ch. 10 recognized La Mesa owners Jim Kimbrell and Jim Walters for finding “a solution to a problem that was unique to San Diego.”
La Mesa’s contribution came in the form of providing a new RV for use by fire victims for one week at no charge. The dealership also worked with South California campgrounds to find spaces for the families using its RVs as temporary housing.
La Mesa employees also donated pillows, blankets, kitchen utensils and cookware for use by the fire victims.
Two dozen families used La Mesa-donated RVs at area campgrounds as they began the process of recovery and rebuilding, according to the dealership.
La Mesa operates from a total of 11 sales and service locations in California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Utah.