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Syrian refugees get help from 8-year-old Amherstburg girl

Devyn Nichols has started the "Project Hope Heals Hearts" campaign. It will collect winter clothing and food for the hundreds of new Canadians who are expected to arrive by the end of the year.

'Just seeing all the things that happened really just broke my heart,' says Devyn Nichols

Devyn Nichols said seeing online videos of life in a Syrian refugee camp stirred her to act, so she's collecting coats and food for the refugees who are expected to arrive in Windsor-Essex. (Devyn Nichols/Facebook)

Syrian refugees care getting a helping hand from an eight-year-old Amherstburg girl.

Devyn Nichols has started the "Project Hope Heals Hearts" campaign. It will collect winter clothing and food for the hundreds of new Canadians who are expected to arrive by the end of the year.

Nichols said seeing online videos of life in a refugee camp stirred her to act.

"They've been through a lot," she said. "I mean, with all the war and then ISIS coming in, I felt like I need to help them.

"Just seeing all the things that happened really just broke my heart."

Devyn Nichols has some inspiring posts on her Facebook page dedicated to helping Syrian refugees. (Devyn Nichols/Facebook)

Nichols has created a Facebook page to spread her message.

Here's Nichols telling us a little more about her project:

Friday, Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens said between 200 and 300 Syrian refugees are likely to land in Windsor by the end of the year, as the federal government moves forward with its pledge to bring 25,000 refugees to Canada.

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