SYRIAN REFUGEE PROJECT
To date, RUC and friends have raised $29,432 (US)! Our most recent fundraiser in July was a wonderful benefit concert generously donated by RUC member and award-winning singer Carey Creed. Thanks to the generosity of 90 attendees we raised more than $5000. Together with New Vision United Church of Canada in Hamilton, ON, our total goal is $60,000. --enough to bring two refugee familes to Hamilton, ON.
There is still time to donate! Use the button below and help bring families to safety.
Syrian Refugee Project (SRP) Update
The Syrian Refugee Project, a partnership between Rockville United Church (RUC) and New Vision United Church of Canada in Hamilton, ON is close to our goal of raising enough money to bring two Syrian Refugee families (8 people) to the safety of Canada.
As of August 4, 2017, through the generosity of many RUC members and other friends,
we have raised $29, 432 (US). Together with New Vision, out of a goal of $60,000 (CAN), $52,400 (CAN) has been raised and the application for the first family has been approved by the Canadian government!
In July we were blessed to have a wonderful benefit concert generously donated by RUC member and award-winning singer Carey Creed. Thanks to the generosity of 90 attendees we raised more than $5000.
Huge thanks to Carey, her fellow musicians Mark Sylvester, Ron Warren and Jody Marshall, soundman David and so many volunteers, more than I know but top of the list are Carlotta Watkins, Lori Merrill and Scott Winnette without whom this event could not have happened.
Also thanks go to Denise Rozell, Sharon Kemmerer, Sylvia George, Frank Samuelson, Jan May, Chris Frentrup and to everyone who brought refreshments.
If you are able to help us make our goal, please prayerfully consider an additional or first-time gift.
Checks made out to “Rockville United Church” with “Syrian Refugee Project” in the memo line are welcome. Or use RUC Paypal -