Syrian Refugees in Canada Step Up to Help Fort McMurray Evacuees

About 30 Syrian families have settled in Calgary, Alberta, in the Canadian government's resettlement program

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. 

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