Refugee Support Group

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Dear friends and Supporters of the Yarmouth Refugee Support Group;

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This is a community wide project, supported by folks from across Yarmouth County who are committed to bringing refugees to live in this area. Group members have years of experience in health care, housing, English language teaching, interpretation, education, finances and spiritual care.

Our Group sponsored a Syrian refugee back in 2010 who is now a Canadian citizen. In December of 2015, a Syrian family of four arrived, under a blended program with the Federal Government, and they are adjusting well to their new home.

Using the same program and due to the generous support of individuals, service clubs, businesses and churches, we welcomed a family of three from Iraq in August 2016. Also, we have begun the process of bringing more Syrian families through the private sponsorship program.

You can donate online by clicking the donate button at the top of the page. Please specify "Refugee"; or write a check to Beacon United Church, memo "Refugee". Tax receipts will be issued at the end of the year. We are always looking for donations of apartment items of furniture, bedding, kitchen equipment and other essentials like winter clothes.

To keep up to date with our progress, to request more information or volunteer, please send a message to The Coordinator.

Leslie Robinson

Yarmouth Refugee Support Group