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iN VIDEO: Kamloops kids say thanks for community support in aftermath of fire

The school's students are saying thank you in a heartwarming video they posted to the school's YouTube channel.
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February 16, 2020 - 9:30 AM

It's been five months since Parkcrest Elementary School was destroyed by fire, leaving more than 350 students and 40 staff in a lurch.

While there was great loss, there was also a silver lining.

Local organizations and community members went out of their way to fill the gaps that emerged, organizing fundraisers and other events to replace the lost items. There were book drives, donations from organizations, free child care offers and more.

Now the school's students are saying thank you in a heartwarming video they posted to the school's YouTube channel.

"No one was hurt, but the loss, two days into the school year, was devastating. Within hours, you were reaching out to help, as residents and organizations, across the City. On behalf of all the students and staff at Parkcrest Elementary and everyone at SD73, thank you, to each and every donor – individual and organization – for your generosity," reads the caption with the video.

 


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