Anxious citizens from Qualicum Beach front and Parksville frequented St. Mark’s Church corridor involving 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Feb. 18 to assist Syrian small children who have been orphaned and still left destitute by current earthquakes.
The event was organized by Syrian Parksville residents Samar Al Hbayo, her husband Bader Al Faraj, her brother Hesham Alhbiyou and his spouse Nour Alebaid, and the Ali Al Faraj Refugee Sponsorship team, according to a information launch.
By the finish of the working day, $5,000 experienced been donated by worried Canadians.
On Wednesday night, Feb. 15, Samar acquired the information that 60 children living in camps in close proximity to the Turkish border experienced been orphaned by the earthquake. Some of Samar and Hesham’s family dwell in the camps, so they ended up capable to suggest them on latest circumstances.
“Shocked and anxious, she sprang into motion and educated her possess contacts and the refugee committee,” the release read through.
Terry Roberts, a member of the Ali Al Faraj Refugee Sponsorship team, secured St. Mark’s and rallied their congregation. Samar and Hesham and their people cooked mountains of Syrian treats these types of as baklava, day filled cookies and savoury dishes. Volunteers distribute the phrase at the farmer’s sector Saturday morning.
Samar and her family are grateful to all who responded so immediately to enable the young children.
“Right now, it is incredibly difficult to get humanitarian aid to Syria, but the refugee committee has a prolonged-recognized lifeline to get resources to the persons who want them,” the release examine.
If you desire to assistance, income donations introduced to St. Mark’s Church office environment involving 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are still welcome.
Donations had surpassed $7,200 as of Feb. 24, the release stated.
For much more info, call Terry or Jennifer Roberts at 250-240-4330 or 250-937-8336.
— Information Staff members, submitted