United Way starts fundraising campaign for Syrian refugees

Money raised through United for Refugees will support Refugees and Friends Together with 12 months of support

  • Dec. 12, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Kamloops This Week

United Way of the Thompson-Nicola-Cariboo has launched a community fundraising campaign to help Syrian refugees settle in the region.

Money raised through United for Refugees will support Refugees and Friends Together with 12 months of support, including housing, food and connections to supports such as health care and employment services.

It will also support Kamloops Immigrant Services, which will be offering services to the families.

“One of our national focus areas is Strong Communities and we are committed to helping ensure our communities are prepared and able to welcome Syrian refugees and they have adequate supports required to adapt and thrive in Canada,” said Danalee Baker, executive director of the local United Way.


United Way will be matching donations to United for Refugees up to $10,000. Donations are now being accepted online at unitedwaytnc.ca/refugees.



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