Fort McMurray fire: B.C. woman returns and finds more donations
Steff O'Neill drove her truck full of donations to Edmonton and came back to more
A woman from Campbell River, B.C. drove to Edmonton to drop off donations she collected here in B.C. for Fort McMurray evacuees, but when she returned home on Sunday, she found more donations waiting at her garage door.
"I was blown away. I clearly saw that my work wasn't done," said Steff O'Neill, who used to live in Fort McMurray with her husband.
Now she is taking the donations of clothes, baby items, toiletries and non-perishable foods to families that have fled Fort McMurrary and are staying on Vancouver Island.
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She finds the families who need these items either through Facebook or mutual friends.
"I do up a care package and bring it to them," she said, adding that in Alberta people were most appreciative of food or cash donations.
Not going to stop
The Canadian Red Cross has been urging those that want to help to donate directly to them, but that won't stop O'Neill from doing her part.
"I started it and I'm not going to finish until my work is done and everyone has what they need," she said.
Especially after she drove up to Alberta and saw the devastation. She describes the trip as heartbreaking and incredibly emotional.
"Very, very hard to watch," she said, "It's made me very, very thankful for the home that I have."
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