Mayor impressed by community’s refugee sponsorship
Annapolis Royal’s Mayor Bill MacDonald lauded the group that has brought two refugee families to the town.
Annapolis Royal Community Assisting Relocation ( ARCARE) brought Fiaza Haggar and her six children to Canada from Sudan several years ago. On Nov. 15 of this year Anna Amegah and her four children arrived from Ghana.
“We’ve had such a fabulous experience with our first refugee family, and it’s remarkably wonderful the community has gotten together again to invite a second refugee family to the town,” MacDonald said. “It’s amazing in a community of just 500 people that we’re able to attract enough interest from everybody in the area to come together to do something like this.”
He said the whole community helped.
“People donated furniture, myself and my wife have, others have. Houses have been arranged,” he said. “It’s really, truly a remarkable exercise in community spirit for the best of intentions – that is to rescue people from circumstances that are tragic and desperate. There can be no greater motivation for people to act than in those circumstances.”