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It is with great excitement that Holy Family Parish is announcing that we will be making an application to Sponsor a refugee family from Syria for one year. A small group of people gathered Thursday, Feb. 18th to discussion the information and to determine our capacity to take on this project. The group unanimously felt that the application should move forward. The financial commitment for a family of 4 will be $27,000. Surveys have gone out to the members and the committee would appreciate their return as soon as possible. Contributions to the project will be given a charitable donation receipt. It is our aim to raise the funds quickly in order to move forward, cheques can be made out to Holy Family Parish, with Refugee Fund written in the memo line. All funds donated are not subject to Cathedraticum. Your prayerful consideration of, and participation in this worthwhile endeavor is great appreciated. There will be information packages available to all members of the church that will answer questions and inform you on how to make donations of time, money, and needed items. Please contact Sharon Switzer at 250 -946-6919 or if you feel called to participate as one of the committee heads and Glen Carter 250-423-4888 for donations. A Refugee Pledge Weekend will be the kick-off campaign to raise the $27,000 needed to bring the family to Fernie. You will be able to donate online @ Click the Donate Now button at the top of the page, Fernie Refugee Family Fun is on the drop down list and you will receive a charitable receipt for the donation from Canada Helps.Org.

During Griz Days on March 5th and 6th you can donate by call into 250-946-6919 or in person by stopping by the Catholic Church Garage Sale on March 5th at the Catholic Hall from 10am to 3pm. We can accept cash, cheques, and credit card donations that are all eligible for a charitable receipt. Cheques should be made out to Holy Family Parish Fernie. Thank you for your help.

Committee Positions to be filled are:

Co-coordinator – Sharon Switzer

Finance –

Welcome –

Language Support – Sandy Carter

Housing –

Early Childhood Support –

Documents Support – Father Marcel

Tech Support – Robert Green

Social Media –

Employment Support –

Trauma & Emotional Support – Brian Glover

Fundraising – Glen Carter

Health & Services Support – Allan Westhaver


Please contact Sharon Switzer at 250 -946-6919 or if you want to be a part of any of the committees listed or to participate as one of the committee heads.

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