People step up to help refugees
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….
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.