We are a community-wide effort to bring to our village at least two families of refugees from the Syrian refugee crisis and to support them financially for one year. We are partnered with the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada (CBAC) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada, through the “Blended Visa Office Referred Program.” All candidates go through strict security screening by the UN and are deemed suitable for resettlement by the government of Canada.
- This is the biggest refugee crisis since WWII.
- Over 4 million Syrians are currently living in refugee camps.
- 75% of them are women and children, according to the UN.
- They’ve lost everything and have nothing to return to.
We believe that in Perth-Andover we have the space, resources, and kind-hearted people needed to pull this off and give Syrians a great start to a new life in Canada.
One of our families arrived in July 2016. They are doing well.
CAN YOU HELP US?
There is an ongoing need for more funds.
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A ONE-TIME OR MONTHLY DONATION.
BY CHEQUE: Cheques payable to Perth-Andover Baptist Church (put “refugees” in the memo). Please include your mailing address so we can issue a tax receipt.
Perth-Andover & Area Refugee Support
c/o Perth-Andover Baptist Church
194 Barrett Street, Perth-Andover, E7H 1C8
THROUGH YOUR LOCAL CHURCH: Some of our local churches are accepting donations on our behalf. Speak with your minister to see if this is an option for you.
We also have volunteer needs. If you’re interested in helping out in any way, please contact us through Facebook or: Rev. Michael Fredericks (273-6691, email@example.com)
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MORE INFO BY WATCHING THIS VIDEO (note: some of the info in this video is now outdated).