A story of hope and humanity has emerged from the embers of a devastating fire in White Rock over the weekend that left atleast one hundred people homeless.
North Delta Secondary School is rallying around one of their own who lost everything when her apartment went up in flames.
She’s known as Ms Peel and a GoFundMe page has been launched to support her.
A long-time English teacher at North Delta Secondary School, Sandra Peel devotes her life to her students.
“Yesterday when you know she is out of her house one of the first things she is worried about is the papers that she was suppose to mark this weekend. She is somebody who has left an impact and an impression on all of her students and is just beloved by the community,” says friend Aggie Strzelecka.
Strzelecka says Peel owned the apartment ravaged by fire but forgot to renew her home insurance.
This is not the first time a fire has impacted Peel’s life, explains Strzelecka.
“Her classroom actually burnt down close to twenty years ago and the fire was contained pretty much to her classroom and some surrounding rooms but everything she had in her room was lost. They’re calling it the rise of the phoenix and supporting her get through another fire.”