Monday, January 4, 2016


Some Updated Numbers

(as of Jan. 1, 2016)

(11,607 refugees have been approved so far)

5,307 refugee applications have been finalized 
(but they have not yet travelled to Canada)
6,300 refugees have already arrived in Canada
22 flights of refugees have arrived in Canada
85 communities are preparing to welcome refugees.

Interfaith Refugee Project
Fundraising Initiative

Government sources have determined that it takes approximately $34,000 to cover the first year of living expenses for a sponsored family of FOUR. Our committee has been working hard to raise the funds needed to provide for our sponsored family, but we still have a ways to go.
Can you help support the Abbotsford initiative to sponsor a Refugee family? Any amount will help, but tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more. 

Please contact the project chair:
  Reverend Connie Thompson
  Telephone: (604) 853-0801 or 

Your assistance is both needed and appreciated. Here is an illustrative depiction of where we're at, having raised over $23,000 already:

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