The Haliburton Highlands has come together over the last two months donating $25000 toward the goal of $50000 to bring a family of refugees to the village.
The grassroots group Haliburton Refugee Sponsorship Committee is overjoyed by the support from Haliburton County residents and is planning a community meeting.
“We are thrilled to have received so many offers of support and funds over the last two months. Haliburton is a truly giving community” says David Barker spokesperson for the committee.
On Tuesday Jan. 19 anyone interested in volunteering donating or hearing more about plans to bring refugees are asked to come to St. George’s Anglican Church 617 Mountain Street Haliburton at 7 p.m.
The refugee committee is working with Anglican United Refugee Alliance (AURA) a charity based in Toronto. The local committee is a non-denominational group with varied membership and all are welcome.
To find out more about the committee or to make a donation visit haliburtonrefugee.wordpress.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations are tax deductible.