Blueridge Syrian Family

$3,380 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 59 people in 25 months
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Update: Thank you to everyone who donated to the Syrian family. Thanks to your generosity we have raised more than $3000 for the Syrian family. In addition, so many people wrote words of condolence and hope that will be compiled in a card for the family. We have turned off the campaign, but if you would still like to donate, contact us through gofundme.  For updates please check out our Facebook  page or website . Sincerely, Angela Duso, Blueridge Community Association.

Original Post: Hi Everyone, some of you may have heard that the Syrian  family who settled in Blueridge in February was robbed yesterday.

Someone forced a window during a short period of time when the house was unoccupied. The police were called, but haven't found the culprit. Block Watch has been alerted. 

I feel terrible about this. Here is a family that is down on their luck, and they have been targeted in this neighbourhood of all places (which seems to have very few break-ins) which has been their safe haven so far.

The thief (thieves?) took anything they had of  value, even their cell phone chargers, medication and a suitcase of clothing. For a family that arrived in this country with nothing but the clothing on their backs, the loss is devestating, not to mention the violation of having their house broken into. 

Right now, the most immediate need is cash so that they can get back on their feet. The Blueridge Community Association is coordinating this effort. The money will go directly to the family to assist them at this difficult time.

The photo of the family is credited to North Shore News/Cindy Goodman

FAQ
1. Who is raising the money?
The Blueridge Community Association. 
2. Where are we from?
Blueridge in North Vancouver
3. Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for?
We are the community association that serves the neighbourhood in which the family lives.  
4. How the funds will be spent?
The money will be spent to replace the items that were taken in the break-in. 
5. How you intend to get the funds to those in need?
We will transfer the money directly to the family's bank account.
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Hi Everyone. Last night we dropped the cheque off to the family. They are overwhelmed at the generosity of the people in this community and thankful for your support. They will be able to replace the stolen items and are feeling more confident now as so many people have stopped by with well wishes, and supported them via the gofundme campaign. They aren't going to let one thief put a blot on their overall impression of Canada and are so thankful that they were able to come here. Thank you all for acting, your have reminded me (again) what a caring and compassionate community we live in, and how lucky we are to live in Canada.
Sincerely
Angela Duso
Blueridge Community Association
www.blueridgeca.org
Angela, Honada and Anni
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$3,380 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 59 people in 25 months
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Nadine Coffin
25 months ago

I am so sorry to hear this! Hoping these funds can help your family get back what was stolen.

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25 months ago
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