Strathmore local Kelly Hollick, who works as a receiver at Strathmore Value Drug Mart, and her husband have decided that they wanted to help people who have been affected by the Hawaii Wildfires.
Earlier this month, a series of wildfires broke out in Hawaii predominantly on the island of Maui. The wind-driven fires prompted evacuations, caused widespread damage, and killed at least 114 people, leaving 850 others missing in the town of Lahaina.
Hollick's husband works for Air Canada and a gentleman named Tim that he works with happens to be from the town of Lahaina. Tim and Hollick's husband then decided that they were going to talk with management about collecting donations so that when he made his trip back to Lahaina he would have something to give the residents.
"Air Canada management paid for the cargo so that when Tim went down to help his family because his mother is still there, he would have something to help the residents with because the town is basically gone at this point."
Hollick then decided to take it upon herself and asked Stacie Morck, the owner of Strathmore Value Drug Mart, about donating to Tim and the residents of Lahaina. This ended up in a large donation with items like kids clothing, toiletries, and diapers.
"There was a bunch of stuff that we got, my car was full to the max of all the donations that we got. It is nice to be able to help people."
Tim left for Lahaina on Saturday with all the donations ready to give to his family and the residents that are affected by these horrific wildfires.
Canadians wishing to make a donation to the Hawaii Wildfires Appeal can do so online at www.redcross.ca or by calling 1-800-418-1111.
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