October 4, 2017
UPDATE ON THE HAMMOUD FAMILY ~ September, 2017
The Refugee Committee consisting of Northwood, Colebrook United Church, and the Vancouver Group of 5 met on Sept 17th with the goals of updating the Settlement Plan for the Hammoud family and strengthening our communication as well as providing discussion around immediate assistance for the family.
Since our original translator, Habib, is now studying in Montreal we felt we needed a translator closer to us in order to be prepared for the eventual arrival transition. Haitham Ajjeh is the new addition to our team.
Sandra Davies is handling the news on their Beirut file and since the required 3-month period has just passed, we were able to check on its status. Unfortunately, there is no change. Last winter we sent funds to help the family with fuel and extra winter supplies. This year we will do so again. Both our Vancouver Group of 5 and Colebrook United have added to the emergency funds that remained from last year.
~Northwood/Colebrook Refugee Committee