While provinces from around the country continue to help the people of Fort McMurray, B.C. just made its own delivery.
More than 1100 kilometers traveled, several hours of driving, and a U-Haul filled with 20,000 pounds of everyday necessities.
“Everything from pet food to diapers, Depends for seniors which they said they desperately needed. Water, non-perishable food items, socks, underwear, blankets and pillows,” says Jamie Cousineau of Kary Movers.
Cousineau made the trek from Vancouver to a warehouses in Edmonton where a 26 foot U-Haul was unloaded to help the people of Fort McMurray.
“We actually ran into a volunteer that got here from Vancouver just to specifically come and help at the sorting facilities.”
Edmonton Volunteer Chris Koopmans says warehouses are filling up.
“We’re running out of space. It’s overwhelming actually how much stuff we’ve been receiving and trying to deal with.”
From the warehouses, items will be moved to evacuation centres and will be handed out to those affected.
“The community out there in the Metro Vancouver was just amazing to bring out such a variety of things that are so desperately needed,” adds Cousineau.
Cousineau says he’s working with U-Haul to hopefully make one more trip to Edmonton.