New fund raising campaign for second Refugee family
After considering a number of factors and options, the Refugee Committee recommended, and the Board has approved, that we sponsor a family of three: Khaled’s father, mother and 16 year old brother. Mohammad and Fatemah (the parents) and Abdulrahman fled from Syria at the same time as Khaled and Raweah (2012), and are UN registered refugees currently living in Jordan.
Mohammad owned his own construction business in Syria, specializing in aluminum frame windows. He did contracting in other Middle Eastern countries, and speaks some English. His son is studying English, has trained as a barber and is working evenings to help support the family.
A BBQ picnic on July 14 at FUCV kicked off the new fund-raising campaign which will run until September 15. In the first week over 60% of our $30,000 goal has been pledged by our generous Unitarian communities of FUCV and Capital! It will be at least a year after our sponsorship submission is filed before the family arrives.
Given the delay in the arrival date, donations on a monthly basis will be welcome as well as lump sums. The pledge form can be accessed by clicking here.
Please contact Kristina Stevens through our general office if you’d like to volunteer and join us in reuniting this refugee family