Friends and family of those affected in Fort McMurray will be collecting donations this weekend in Abbotsford to ship to Northern Alberta to help evacuees.
A charity drive supported by Casey Transport, which has donated a 53-foot trailer, and Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service will take place Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the parking lot next to Finnegan’s Pub, at 33780 King Rd., near the Abbotsford Centre.
Items will be sent to a local charity that is accepting a variety of goods for evacuees.
Items needed include new clothing: sweatpants, T-shirts, pyjamas, bathrobes, socks, underwear and undershirts.
Wrapped pillows, reusable cloth shopping bags, bottled water, juice boxes, new toys and pet food are also needed.