A group of locals are stepping up to help those in need.
 
Fort Saskatchewan volunteers have set up a location where donations will be accepted and sent to British Columbia to help firefighters and evacuees. 
 
H & R Transport in Edmonton has lent a huge 53-foot trailer to send the items out west.
 
"Come on down, please help, every bag of food helps, every package of water helps, one bag at a time we'll fill it up," said volunteer Jay Woolner.
 
The truck has been parked in the Two Sergeants Taphouse parking lot where donations have been coming in slowly.
 
"BC is family, they helped out with Fort McMurray and sent stuff to us," added Woolner.
 
Last year, the Woolner's helped out with sending donations up to Fort McMurray and they are hoping residents support neighbours to the west.
 
The trailer will be around the area until it's full and ready to send off, currently they're under a quarter of the way there.
 
Over 17,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in BC with over 120 active  wildfires (as of July 16).
 
For more information on the project check out their Facebook page.
 
 

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