Refugee fundraising kicks off

Committee begins raising money to assist family coming from war torn Syria

Melanie Harwood (l) accepts a $2

Melanie Harwood (l) accepts a $2

Melanie Harwood (l), fundraising coordinator for the Refugees and Friends Together in Clearwater committee, accepts a $2,000 personal contribution from Merlin Blackwell recently to aid the resettlement of a Syrian refugee family in Clearwater.

Apparently a possible family has been identified but when they will arrive is not yet known.

The resettlement effort is being in done in partnership with the federal government.

More fundraising is being planned. Donations should be made out to North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry (NTESM) and sent to RAFT in Clearwater c/o L. Ross 324 Schmidt Rd., Clearwater, BC V0E 1N2. A tax receipt will be issued.