Nelson residents should be proud:
On February 7, 2014, a third shipment of sweaters was sent to Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. This shipment contained over 22,000 sweaters, bringing a staggering 70,237 sweaters shipped through Canadian Lutheran World Relief, Winnipeg.
Nelsonites contributed 1,358 of those sweaters, far surpassing totals of many large cities. The initial hope was to send 10,000 sweaters, it is inspiring to see how well this program was received and the huge support that has been extended to those in need.