A GoFundMe page has been set up in memory of Shakir Salaam, the teenage boy killed in Surrey on Friday when he was hit by a tree during the storm.
“We lost a beautiful young man suddenly and tragically,” reads the page. “Shakir Salaam’s beautiful soul and kindness touched so many lives and he was taken too soon.”
According to organizers, Salaam was 16 years old and was a keen rugby player, representing his school, Clayton Heights Secondary, locally.
“His high school… and the surrounding community of Clayton Heights in Surrey, BC is in mourning,” reads the page.
“Family, friends, acquaintances teachers, administrators and the community are in shock right now.”
Organizers are hoping to raise $7,500 to help Salaam’s family with funeral expenses, food, grief counselling services and any other unforeseen financial need.
To donate, check here: GoFundMe for Shakir Salaam.