Syrian Refugees Give Back To Canadians Who Fled The Alberta Wildfire
Syrian refugees are helping raise money for Fort McMurray residents who were evacuated after a wildfire swept through their Alberta town.By Melissa Prax | May 6, 2016
Residents who fled wildfires and evacuated their Canadian town are getting help from some people who know what it means to leave their homes — Syrian refugees.
"When we came here, the Canadian people, the society, helped us a lot. So we want to say thank you. Now it's our duty; it's our turn," one of the refugees said.
All 88,000 people had to leave Fort McMurray in Alberta earlier this week because of the fire. Officials have since declared a state of emergency and as of Friday morning listed fire conditions as "extreme."