Gan­der Refugee Out­reach can­celling re­quest for do­na­tions

The Beacon (Gander) - - Editorial -

I write on be­half of the Gan­der Refugee Out­reach (GRO) Com­mit­tee. At a meet­ing of the group on Feb. 28, 2018 we were de­lighted to find that we have enough fi­nan­cial re­sources to en­able us to meet the fi­nan­cial needs of our or­ga­ni­za­tional pur­pose and suf­fi­cient to meet the costs of spon­sor­ing the fifth Syr­ian refugee fam­ily cur­rently await­ing Cana­dian im­mi­gra­tion clear­ance in Le­banon.

When that fam­ily ar­rives, we have no doubt that the gen­eros­ity of the Gan­der com­mu­nity will en­able us to fill their house with re­quired fur­ni­ture and other house­hold goods.

We there­fore are re­quest­ing through the kind of­fice of your news­pa­per to in­form the gen­eral pub­lic that no fur­ther fi­nan­cial do­na­tions to GRO are nec­es­sary. We thank the cit­i­zens of Gan­der and the many churches and other or­ga­ni­za­tions through­out the prov­ince who have sup­ported this hu­man­i­tar­ian cause.

The four fam­i­lies al­ready set­tled in Gan­der are do­ing well and have found em­ploy­ment that en­ables them to sup­port their fam­i­lies.

Thank you for all you have done.

Mac Moss

Gan­der Refugee Out­reach Com­mit­tee

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