A partnership with Eastridge Church
update - may 2018
We've just received word that our Iraqi family is set to arrive June 6! As we prepare for their arrival we will need lots of help to be ready. Our first and most important issue is housing. If you know of a 3-4 room house/apartment please contact the church. In addition there are some household items we are in need of. The following list will be updated regularly so please check back every few days to see what we have added or deleted. If you can provide any of these items or have questions, please contact Shelley Josephs by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 416-892-4394 (please leave a message with your name, number and item you have).
Together we are asking ourselves, what will our response be to the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time?
There are more people fleeing their homes from the threat of war and conflict than at any time since WWII. Over the last 5 years, the conflict in Syria has driven over 4 million people across their borders and into the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.
Right now, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced across Northern Iraq due to a surge in violence from armed groups.
It is our desire to respond as a community by sponsoring a family to be resettled and welcomed into our community.