Vandalized Syrian Family

$3,225 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 66 people in 7 months
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Megan Starchuk  Edmonton, AB
On Thursday, September 15, a Syrian newcomer, who arrived seven months ago, walked out to his car to find that it had been drenched in acid, with derogatory words written on the windows.  When he tried to start the car, he realised that they had also poured acid into his gas tank -- the car would not turn over.

 This Syrian man shared with EMCN that he was re-traumatised by this experience.  It took him back to the two instances he was kidnapped and beaten in Lebanon while living as a refugee from Syria.  He said he came to Canada in search of safety, and now he does not feel safe at all. They had saved for this car, and now feel defeated in starting over yet again. 

As a supportive community, we would like to fundraise $3,000.00 not just to replace their car, but to also show our unconditional support and to rebuild their sense of safety. We invite you to join our community effort to send a powerful message of support to this Syrian family.

Please note: This is not an EMCN fundraiser, but a few staff members at EMCN are collaborating on this fundraiser outside of the organisation. Tax receipts will not be issued.
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Update 1
Posted by Megan Starchuk
6 months ago
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Just an update regarding the logistics of GoFundMe:

Once our goal is reached, the funds will be withdrawn in my name but will be immediately transferred via e-transfer to this family and then we will help them find a car so that they can get back on their feet again.

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$3,225 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 66 people in 7 months
Created September 29, 2016
$25
Matt Watterworth
6 months ago
$50
Anonymous
6 months ago
$100
Anonymous
6 months ago
$50
Anonymous
6 months ago
$440
Mark Hamlyn
6 months ago

I came to Canada with my parents some 40 years ago. Please don't think of this kind of behaviour as typical, Canadians are kind, generous welcoming people. Don't let one small minded fool colour how you see this wonderful country.

$10
Anonymous
6 months ago
DM
$20
Denise Moulton
6 months ago
KH
$100
Kim Haldane
6 months ago
$210
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6 months ago
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6 months ago
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