Making A Difference
After a tough summer for the children of Lytton, B.C., some relief has come in the form of school supplies.
Paul Drakos, a second-year undergraduate student from Ontario, donated hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies for the students who’ve spent the summer evacuated from their homes, many of which burned down.
On June 30, the residents of Lytton and the surrounding communities escaped a wildfire that engulfed the village in mere hours, leaving two people dead.
As Drakos combed through news stories about the devastation in Lytton, he felt compelled to help. “Being a student myself, I just thought these families have lost everything and there’s so much of their lives that they need to rebuild,” he said.