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United Way seeking donations to help Syrian refugees coming to Kamloops area

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November 30, 2015 - 4:03 PM

KAMLOOPS - An urgent fundraiser for Syrian refugees is underway by the United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo.

Money raised by the United For Refugees charity will be going towards the group Refugees and Friends Together which is sponsoring the arrival of four families to the Kamloops area.

“One of our national focus areas is strong communities and we are committed to helping ensure our communities are prepared and able to welcome Syrian refugees and they have adequate supports required to adapt and thrive in Canada,” United Way executive director Danalee Baker says in a media release.

Contributions will go towards 12 months of support which includes housing, food, emotional support and will help provide connections to healthcare and employment services.

Kamloops Immigrant Services will also be supported by donations to help cover costs of crisis and trauma counselling and language classes.

United Way will match donations to the cause up to $10,000.

To make a donation, go online at unitedwaytnc.ca/refugees.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724

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