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We did it! Thanks to the generosity of the Cordova Bay United Church congregation, we have reached -- and actually surpassed -- the fundraising goal to support our Syrian family.
Our goal was $10,800 and we raised $11,800.
The funds will be used to cover the cost of the family's rent for the rest of 2019 and for other financial needs.
For the last year, Cordova Bay United has supported a family of five from Syria.
The family is doing well here in Victoria. The family's father, Ayman, began working for Skip the Dishes in June. However, even with Ayman working, the family still has financial challenges.
So the church's Syrian Family Committee decided to ask the congregation to help out -- and your response was overwhelming.
While we have reached our fundraising goal, it's still not too late to make a donation to help support this wonderful family with other financial challenges. You can make a donation in cash or by cheque through the church office (make the cheque payable to 'Cordova Bay United Church').
You can also donate online by clicking on the "Donate Online" button just above.
Once again, thank you to everyone for your support. You are helping our church live out our vision statement: 'An inclusive community living out Christ's love in the world'