A massive wildfire in the Canadian province of Alberta left more than 90,000 people displaced when the entire town of Fort McMurray was evacuated. When Rita Khanchat, a Syrian refugee in Calgary, got to hear of it, she immediately posted a message on her Syrian refugee self-help group.
Having lost their country and their loved ones, the members of the refugee group could completely relate to the loss of those affected. Members of the group began donating towards the drive while families offered sums between $5 and $20 to purchase relief supplies.
Using those donations, the group has purchased toiletries and everyday essentials, such as toothpaste, pillows and diapers.