Local students raise funds for refugees

By Contributor
March 3rd, 2016

Students from the RSS and J.L.Crowe Interact Club met on Wednesday, Feb. 24 with Christine DeMarco, of the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees (WKFoR).  Ms DeMarco, who taught several of these students as kindergarteners, described  the work of the WKFoR and gave an update on the two families who have been sponsored so far.  The WKFoR is eagerly awaiting the arrival of a Syrian family, who should be flying in to the Trail airport shortly.  

The Interact club had placed donation jars in RSS and J.L. Crowe and were pleased to present five hundred and fifty dollars to help with the resettlement of the new refugee family.

In addition to this donation, the club has donated a further $500 to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) to help with the crisis on an international scale.  A total of $1050 was raised by the students of RSS and JL Crowe towards the current refugee crisis.

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