Another half a dozen families from Syria will soon arrive on Vancouver Island and one of them is expected to settle in Nanaimo.
Tony Davis is the Co-chair of the Nanaimo Community Refuge Sponsorship Group.
He says the numbers of groups of people wanting to sponsor a refugee climbed drastically following the publication of the photograph of the three-year-old Syrian boy who drowned in September in the Mediterranean Sea….
Davis says there are a half dozen families poised to come to the Island now, one will be arriving in Nanaimo, one in Port Alberni and 4 are coming to Victoria…..
He says it is a very rewarding feeling sponsoring a refugee…..
Davis says to sponsor a family, a group has to raise between 35 thousand and 45 thousand dollars first.