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Monday, January 11, 2016

Making Refugee Plans in Kincardine

Kincardine | by Matthew Sanderson  

Group has raised $46,000 to bring refugee families to the Kincardine area.

Kincardine is another place that will welcome in refugees to the area in the next couple months.

A group of local churches in the Kincardine area have joined together to bring over a few families.

Reverend Kathy Fraser at Knox Presbyterian Church in Kincardine tells Bayshore Broadcasting News, they have raised up to $46,000 for the initiative.

Now that money is taken care of -- a steering committee meeting was held last Thursday to look at how to bring families to the area.

Fraser says the group is well prepared with many members stepping up to help when the time is needed.

She says the organization will submit their application in three weeks time, and then from there -- they should see the family in the region by the spring time.

Fraser says they are not sure yet where the refugees will originate from, but implies that the Kincardine Islamic Centre will be able to help on any capacity.

If the refugees are indeed Syrian the Islamic community will be at the forefront when it comes to translators and tutors.

Fraser is grateful for the community outreach already and hopes the support continues.

If you would have any questions or would like to help and donate you can email the group at [email protected]



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