Toyota Replaces Heroic Nurse’s Scorched Pickup Truck
UPDATE: Here's our conversation with Allyn from earlier this morning.
Last week, Allyn Pierce and his colleagues were stranded while trying to escape the wild fires around Camp Fire Paradise, California. When they had an opportunity to escape, the group instead returned to the Adventist Health Feather River hospital to help.
Allyn led the charge to set up a triage center outside of the facility. Once the hospital was evacuated, Allyn filled up his truck with people and drove through the blaze to get them to safety.
The ordeal left his beloved white truck with a "custom campfire marshmallow colorway," as Allyn says on his Instagram. The account is filled with photos of the truck in better condition.
The fires also claimed Allyn's home and he's left uncertain about what will happen with his job. A GoFundMe campaign was setup to help the nurse and his family and some great news came from it. Somebody at Toyota heard about what Allyn had done and to thank him, the company will be replacing his truck with a new one.
Our hearts go out to the victims of the devastating California wild fires. We are extremely grateful to all of the emergency crews who are working tirelessly to extinguish the fires and helping people to safety. We are especially thankful to one hero in particular, Allyn Pierce, for risking his life and sacrificing his Toyota Tundra to drive people to safety. Toyota is so humbled by Mr. Pierce’s selfless act that we’re pleased to offer him a brand new Tundra.