This family has suffered immeasurable loss. Bombs and gunfire have taken brothers, sisters, children and parents. While Souaad and her family have escaped the ravages of war in Syria, their situation in Lebanon is far from perfect. Syrian refugees are treated badly in Lebanon, and life is very hard. Many Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon are being burned.
In 2018, our family asked the Regina Open Door Society (Regina, Saskatchewan) if we could help with a newly-arrived refugee family. We were matched with Mohamad Rajab, his wife Amal, and their five children. Since becoming friends with the Rajab family, we have seen the incredible impact that a life in Canada can have on people who have only ever known war. Souaad is Mohamad's widowed sister-in-law.
We are seeking donations to help reunite this family in Canada and bring Souaad and her children to safety.
The money would go towards helping Souaad and her seven children with the first year of living in Canada. It would cover things like rent and utilities, clothing, food, basic transportation for this family of 8. In order to sponsor refugees in Canada, the government of Canada requires the sponsors raise the appropriate amount per individual child and adult. We are at the beginning stages attempting to cover costs for Souad Mahli and her 7 children. The final amount we need is actually $65,000, but we need to start somewhere.
We would be incredibly grateful for any donation you could make. The sooner we raise this money, the sooner we can change the lives of this deserving family.
Thank you very much for considering a donation.
Sarah, Rob, Ella, Otis and Grace Truszkowski
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