An Abbotsford teen has launched a fundraiser to help the homeless during the recent extreme weather. (File photo)

An Abbotsford teen has launched a fundraiser to help the homeless during the recent extreme weather. (File photo)

Abbotsford teen launches GoFundMe to help homeless during floods

16-year-old Alexis Mulder hoping to purchase tents and blankets for those impacted by extreme weather

An Abbotsford teen has created a GoFundMe to help out the homeless during the recent flooding and extreme weather that has devastated parts of the city.

16-year-old Alexis Mulder, who attends Abbotsford Virtual School, is hoping to raise money to purchase 50 emergency tents and 50 emergency blankets for those who need them in Abbotsford.

“As I am sure you know, various homeless camps were washed out during our recent flood and many homeless people lost belongings as a result,” she told The News in an email. “On top of this winter is coming and with it brings additional hardships.”

The fundraiser was launched on Nov. 16 and has currently raised $520 of its $844 goal.

“Hypothermia is a real risk for these people on a daily basis, and in an interview conducted in my city many homeless people told the reporters that they were genuinely afraid of dying in the night, or getting sick, something they simply can not afford,” the fundraiser states. “Hearing this makes it impossible for me to stand by and do nothing.”

For more details on the fundraiser, visit gofundme.com/f/help-homeless-people-of-abbotsford-this-winter.

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