Tyne Valley group looking to sponsor Syrian refugee family

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The first two families of government-sponsored Syrian refugees arrived at the Charlottetown airport Monday. They were welcomed by P.E.I. Immigration Minister Richard Brown.

TYNE VALLEY — The Tyne Valley and Area Pastoral Care Committee has issued an appeal to the local community to help sponsor a refugee family of four.

The committee, which has representation from the four main churches of the area: Anglican, Roman Catholic, United and Presbyterian, has formed a sponsorship working group.

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The initiative needs to raise $15,000 in cash and in-kind donations and to provide a suitable home for at least 12 months.

Area churches will issue receipts for any Sponsorship Appeal Fund donations.

Anyone who could provide a home to accommodate the refugee family for a year is asked to contact Max Gourson, chairman of the working group, or area ministers Rev. Ann Bush or Rev. Tara Ann Gourson.

Organizations: Area Pastoral Care Committee, Sponsorship Appeal Fund

Geographic location: Tyne Valley

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  • wayne k
    January 01, 2016 - 22:52

    We are taking [1/4 million] in twice the population of PEI each year already. 10,000 islanders on welfare, 800TFWs and the infamous [discounted buy your way in ] money scam. More people trying for the few jobs and rentals which will become scarcer go up and add to problems of the politically incorrect poor Islanders. Some time back a church group took in a family from Africa [set them up in a rural area with a home and work] who pooled money rented a cab and took it all the way to Toronto. I found that amusing. Find something better to do?