June 1, 2017

Both families we are sponsoring are now fully settled in Montreal. The outpouring of support and generous welcome has been amazing. Thank you!

On May 14, both families joined Rev. Diane at a gala event sponsored by the Syrian Kids Foundation, where the church was awarded a plaque of recognition for our work supporting Syrian refugees. The highlight of the evening was seeing both families connecting warmly with each other. It is wonderful to watch the friendship developing between these two wonderfully warm families.

Your help is needed to raise additional money for our Refugee Fund:
We are looking for additional funds to cover unexpected costs, such as dental work (root canals, for example, are not covered by the federal government’s health program for refugees) and
translation services for medical appointments. We’d like to raise $5,000 to ensure that these
additional needs can be covered. If you can get the word out to your networks, that would be most appreciated. Cheques can be made out to UCM with “refugee fund” in the memo line. Also, you can click on the link to the right of this article to donate. Tax receipts are provided for gifts of $25 or more.

Refugee Task Force—Rev. Diane Rollert, David Rollert, John Inder, Leah Garfield-Wright