Our private sponsorship committee of local volunteers have been fundraising for 13 Syrian family members: 1 senior, 5 women, 3 men and 4 children. This sponsorship includes providing housing, food, and additional supports the family members will need for their first year in Campbell River. This committee was started by a Syrian family already part of the Campbell River community who recognized how vulnerable certain family members needing specific medical care were becoming. Once the violence started in late 2010, it became too dangerous for the families to remain in Syria.
We are counting on your generosity to help us reach our goal of $150,000 which is the amount determined by Immigration Canada based on this number of family members.