During a time of need where no one knew what to do next, two individuals had an idea, they never thought it would become something so large.
Sylvie Kellington and Cailin Hergott just wanted to find a way, any way, they could help out after hearing about the accident back in April 2018.
"We started with a goal of $10,000, then we considered dropping it to $5,000 because we didn't want to appear greedy. Our original goal was just to pay for coffee and parking for the families at Royal University Hospital, and maybe the meals. We just had very limited goals because we didn't think it would go very far."
The two were presented with quilts from Humboldt Mayor Rob Muench on December 18th as recognition of their hard work and initiation from that tragic night.
The end result of the GoFundMe campaign was overwhelming for the two.
"We were thinking we would just reach a few of the small communities around Humboldt, maybe Saskatchewan," stated Kellington. "For the fact that it's affected the entire country and, I guess the perhaps the world...it's just been mind-blowing."
80 countries and 149 thousand people made donations to the GoFundMe campaign.