Help a Refugee Couple Who Have Just Arrived in Canada
Praise the Lord! Mina and Armin touched down on Canadian soil on Wednesday evening. They are happy to have finally arrived and we are thrilled to finally meet them in person.
The immigration process went smoothly and they are now ensconced in their little basement apartment in Meadowvale to wait out their quarantine. On September 24th they will be able to go about their business like the rest of us: masked and distanced!
Meanwhile, some of us hope to meet them via Zoom or another internet meet & chat forum. After their quarantine, everyone can welcome them (either in person or via the internet) when they attend our Sunday service. Stay tuned for more information on that!
Quarantine notwithstanding, we are now looking for a 1-bedroom apartment that's centrally located, ideally close to public transit and shopping. We already have some essential furniture (bed, table, chairs), bedding and kitchen equipment. Thank you for all your kind donations. If I know of anything specific that's required I will include it in upcoming bulletin news.
Some upcoming events you might be able to help with: grocery shopping with Mina and Armin, providing guidance for winter clothing & shoe purchases, taking them on sightseeing trips (Toronto, Niagara Falls ? ) and anything else that you can think of that will make the young couple feel at home - all the while physically distanced and wearing masks.
Would you like to get involved but only on certain days of the week or at specific times? No worries. I will make a note of it on my "willing helpers list". Thank you!