Some of the Syrian refugees who have resettled in Canada are stepping up to help those affected by the wildfire in Fort McMurray, NBC News reported.
A call for donations was placed on the Syrian Refugees Support Group Calgary Facebook page. The group asked for help collecting diapers, toiletries, blankets and clothing as well as a $5 donation per person — if they could spare it.
"Canadians have provided us with everything and now we have a duty we must do," group member Naser Nader wrote in Arabic. "Must help the people who lost their homes and everything in a fire (in) Oil City … Get ready, it's time to fulfill."
The Syrians have been able to collect six large hampers full of basic necessities for the evacuees so far.