Tyne Valley group looking to sponsor Syrian refugee family

Published on December 31, 2015

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.

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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.