10:55 PST 11/13/2018
"Pray for everyone in California, people lose their entire existence, we were lucky to be able to move, but many people are not, so let God bless everyone," said Foxx "Entertainment Tonight."
Jamie Foxx opened for the evacuation of his home in Southern California.
Foxx spoke Entertainment today on Sunday during the premiere of New York Robin Hood and revealed that he and his family had to evacuate their home in California because of fires burning throughout the state. "We had to evacuate, so my children and my family are in hotels, but they are safe," he said.
"But at least 25 people have lost their lives, many people suffer in my neighborhood in Thousand Oaks and, of course, you know, shootings," he continued.
Foxx encouraged others to look for good in people in difficult times. "I can not tell people enough, in a world where it's crazy times, just look for good in people. Stop looking for bad people," he said. "Just pray for children, man, pray for everyone in California, people get lost in all existence, we were lucky to be able to move, but many people are not, so let God bless you."
During the visit Live with Kelly and Ryan On Tuesday, the actor further developed the topic of forced evacuation. "It's really real, people are losing everything, so send your prayers if you can," he said.
Foxx also asked others to "encourage" firefighters. "In order for you to understand, here is the ridge of Malibu and Thousand Oaks on this side, so imagine that they are fighting with fire … The wind is changing and going there, so they are fighting on so many different levels." He said.
He also gave a special fireman named Whistling Pete, who "comes and spends time with our children". He added that the firefighters are working around the clock so that everyone is safe.
Foxx also touched on recent photos at Thousand Oaks during his performance. "I have to say it too, Thousand Oaks is also in my community, I am asking for their prayers," he said. "It was a difficult time."
"It was a strange year, a year passed when people were drawing lines in the sand and arguing back and forth," he said, urging others again to be polite. "Every time I leave, I intend to say:" Look for good in people. Look for all the good in people. "We are constantly looking for what's bad in people, it's time to look for good in people, as my grandmother used to say, when everything starts growing, when mother nature speaks, tells us to meet a little."
Foxx also spoke about fires during the visit The Tonight Show on Monday.
"Without being there, you can not really recognize how terrifying and devastating it is," he said. "Malibu has almost disappeared and people are losing everything."
He urged viewers to help. "If you see a place where you can give money or just pray and have good energy, especially all first lifeguards," he said. "It's in my neighborhood." He brought up Whistling Pete again, who worked "48 hours without breaks".
While his home has survived and his family is safe, Foxx added that such as Gerard Butler and Robin Thicke have lost their homes. "And others, not only celebrities, I mean people in communities," he said. "Just give them good energy."
He also touched Thousand Oaks during a late-night performance. "I know that we are afraid to talk about things many times because you never know who can be related to something, but all I can say is that I hear in the fourth – the safest place in the world, something tragic as it happened ", He said. "We have to preach, because as I said, these are our children and our family, and this policeman, we see this guy every time we go straight from Hampshire to Thousand Oaks, and he's a hero, so please pray with prayers."
Foxx summed up the topic, repeating that everyone should start looking for good in people.