Refugee Team Meeting

posted almost 5 years ago by HolyCrossBurl from Holy Cross Labels: volunteering events needs
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On January 14, 2016 at 7:00pm we will be meeting to formalize our plans for hosting a refugee family in Burlington. We're looking for volunteers from our great community of Burlington to come and help with the planning efforts. Please contact Pastor Colin at for more information.


  • Hello, I tried emailing Pastor Colin but this email is not working, any other email? thank you

    Refugees2neighbors "(almost 5 years ago)"
  • Hello Colin I also had issues trying to email you via the one provided,

    I am part of the Port Nelson United Church sponsorship group, and we have been working with a wonderful translator named John Alkabanni.

    We have already begun sponsoring 4 Syrian refugees, one of them landed in Canada on Thursday December 10th. John has been helping us with shopping and explaining who we are and what we do.

    Today John received notice that his uncle, his uncle's wife and two daughters are in Lebanon and require sponsorship help. John was asked if his family could sponsor on their own, but with the financial requirements a private sponsorship is not possible.

    I saw that your team is having a meeting on January 14th.

    Have you already been given a family to sponsor?

    Would you be open to discussing sponsoring John's family? They are Syrian Christians who have refugee status, but they need the help of a sponsorship team in order to raise the funds to bring the family over.

    John and his family emigrated here 18 years ago from Syria and they also live in Burlington, so I think that if we can arrange this with the support of your team it would be great. And you would have the support of a local Syrian family to help translate.

    Let me know what you think and I will make the connection.

    denisel "(almost 5 years ago)"
  • Hi everyone,

    Thanks for letting me know that the email address wasn't working. It is now. You can also email if you wish.

    denisel, if you can email me your contact info, I'll be in touch.

    Peace & Blessings, Colin+

    HolyCrossBurl "(almost 5 years ago)"
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