Lewis Trujillo stood shivering in the snow and watched the tiny shoes and coats smolder.
After spending a year collecting clothing and school materials for needy children on Indian reservations around the nation, Trujillo had planned to leave Monday to begin distributing the 30,000 pounds of donations.
Instead, flames swept through three trailers filled with the donations. Smoke from Friday’s suspicious blazes and water from efforts to fight them damaged the warehouse of his Nightwalker Enterprises.
Since 1986, with the help of hun dreds of volunteers, Nightwalker Enterprises has delivered more than 4 million pounds of clothing, 400,000 pounds of teaching manuals and textbooks, and truckloads of desks, chairs and computers to reservations.