Ascension Lutheran in Rosemont is organizing a sweater drive to provide some warmth and comfort to Syrian refugees living at the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan as they brace for another harsh winter. A housing shortage, lack of appropriate clothing and demanding climate can make life extremely difficult for families who have fled violence in Syria.
Knowing the generous, caring attitude of Nelson residents, Ascension Lutheran is trying to gather 1,000 new or like-new sweaters before October 24. Rosemont Elementary, Blewett Elementary and Wait’s News are drop off points. Hipperson’s Home Hardware is providing free shipping on their eastbound trucks.