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A Taste of Syria Fundraising Dinner

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Ancaster Village Church

37 Halson Street

Ancaster, ON L9G 2S2

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A Syrian Refugee Resettlement Fundraising Dinner at Ancaster Village Church.

Saturday, May 26. Drinks at 530pm. Cash bar. Authentic Syrian Buffet Dinner a 6pm.

Featuring: Fundraising Activities, a Silent Auction, Turkish Coffee Bar, an Authentic Syrian Buffet, Cash Bar, Interviews with Recent Resettled Syrian families, Syrian Music, and a Short Presentation About the Current Crisis in Syria.

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The current Syrian refugee crisis is the largest human displacement in recorded history. According to World Vision, 5.1 million Syrian men, women, and children have been forced to flee their country since the civil war began almost five years ago. Over 13 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance. While statistics are hard to verify, reports suggest that several hundred thousand people have been killed in the conflict — a conflict that has little to do with the common person. The once economically and industrially vibrant country has been reduced to rubble. Schools, hospitals, homes: they are all gone.

In early 2015 our small church of 65 people decided we could not stand by and simply observe this crisis. We decided to privately sponsor a displaced family that had fled Syria. After raising funds and assembling a resettlement team, we welcomed our new friends to Canada in November 2015: mom, dad, and two young children. Since then we have also had the honour of welcoming another Syrian refugee family of four into our church. The Salloum and Kehyayan families have become active members of the Hamilton community, working, contributing, and loving their new Canadian homes.

Now we are at it again! With our Syrian friends we are hosting a ticketed fundraising dinner to help us resettle another four Syrian refugees who are currently in dire situation, without homes, and without opportunity to work and provide for their families. The dinner will be an authentic Syrian feast, prepared by our Syrian families, and will host about 150.

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