The inhabitants of Fort McMurray, Canada were hit particularly hard in the Summer of 2016. As reported by the media worldwide, most of the town was destroyed by a devastating wildfire. The Bacon Hill Elementary School was also badly affected. Thanks to Lyoness Canada and its community, the CFF was made aware of the plight of the children and their families. A joint donation campaign was put in place to provide desperately needed support for the school and its children. The first phase of the project consisted of putting together over 140 care and school packages. These were then handed out to the School Administration Team and the affected students. The recipients were extremely grateful, as they were in dire need of assistance. The Principal thanked the Lyoness Community and the CFF personally; "The packages are unbelievable, we are so amazed by the support." The parents and all those affected also turned to Facebook and Twitter to pass on their heartfelt thanks for the support they received. But the support doesn't stop here. Phase 2 of the project is still ongoing; over the next few months the aim is to try and set up a suitable afternoon and sports programme for the affected children. The hope is that this will help to distract the children from the traumatic experience and enable them to get back to normal as quickly as possible.
The aim of this project was to provide support for 140 children, from the Bacon Hill Elementary School, who were directly or indirectly affected by the devastating wildfire. 140 care and school packages were filled with urgently required products and various school materials and were then handed over to those affected. This provided much needed support and assistance for the children. A suitable afternoon and sports programme should help to enable the children to put this traumatic experience behind them and to get back to a normal life.
Emergency Aid for The Children of Fort McMurray
Fort McMurray, Canada
May 2016 - ongoing
140 children from the Bacon Hill Elementary School, who were directly or indirectly affected by the devastating wildfire in Fort McMurray in May 2016.