Archdeacon Anne Germond has written to say:
Members of ARK (Church of the Ascension Community Syrian Refugee) Steering Committee successfully opened a bank account at RBC to manage donations and expenses for the refugee family we hope to sponsor in 2016. We would like to let congregations across the Diocese know this, in the event that any of them wish to participate in our effort to support a refugee family. We have had requests from other deaneries to keep them informed and so we want to do that. We have already received monetary donations, offers of transportation and other support, as well as furniture. We are confident that we will have no difficulty finding the $30,000.00 we need to sponsor a family (we are going the Blended VOR route in which the Government will cover six months of the expenses), but we do want to give people who might wish to assist, an opportunity to be involved.
Individuals and groups interested in participating in this outreach can find more information on the attached form.