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"This is totally an initiative driven by the kids. They came up with the idea. A lot of them experienced the floods in Sunnyside a few year back and wanted to know how they could help the people of Fort McMurray. They're all too familiar with getting evacuated and losing their stuff. All the baked goods are by donation, no minimum. Everything is going into a donation pot and all of it goes to the Red Cross Fort McMurray relief fund. People have been really helping out with this.

 

Up till about two o'clock, we've raised over $3000. Some corporate supporters said they'd match everything donated, and then the provincial government said they'd match all Red Cross donations, the Feds said they'd match Red Cross donations–it's just a really great thing. There's so much great support for this.

 

It's fantastic! We've had no lack of generosity. Somebody paid $20 for a cookie. It's really amazing. People are just trying to find a way they can help."

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Taken on May 7, 2016