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To Parishioners of St. John the Divine, Courtenay, BC 

I am writing again to update you on behalf of the Church Street Refugee Sponsorship Group. 

The Church Street Refugee Sponsorship Group is a group of Comox Valley residents working together to sponsor four refugees from Africa.  Yes, four now, as one of our refugees just got married, so we will sponsor his wife also.  These are four separate sponsorships. Presently one of the women is living in Ethiopia.   Three others are currently living in Uganda. All four are relatives of a family happily settled in the valley who also came to Canada as refugees in the last six years. 

The Anglican Diocese of BC is the Sponsorship Agreement Holder Organization and St. Peter's Anglican Church in Comox is the enabling parish for this project. The guidelines mandate that we raise $25,000 for each sponsorship; so that we can support each refugee upon arrival for one year or until they become self-sufficient, whichever comes first. Our group has been able to raise more than half of these needed funds this past year; but we still need your help.  Their paperwork has been submitted to the Canadian Government to sponsor the refugees, & we wait anxiously for their response.

We are now focused on raising the remainder of these funds so that we are ready to welcome these newcomers when they arrive.

We would like to ask for your help in raising awareness about our project. 

Thank you so much for considering this request to help.  We may not be able to change the whole world, but we can make a huge difference for these three refugees.

With gratitude,
Beverley Worbets
for the Church Street Refugee Sponsorship Group

The Church Street Refugee Sponsorship Group 
is raising funds to sponsor three refugees to come to the Comox Valley
under Canada’s Private Refugee Sponsorship Program. 
Please consider helping us with this project.

Donations can be made by cheque to
“St Peter’s Refugee Fund”

St Peter’s Comox
218 Church Street
Comox BC V9M 2G3 

or through Canada Helps
(On Canada Helps search for “St Peter’s Anglican Church Comox” and 
select Church Street Refugee Sponsorship Group in the dropdown box)

tax receipts issued for amounts over $50

For more information visit St Peter’s website or the
Church Street Refugee Sponsorship Group website.

Thank you for helping make a difference…one refugee at a time.