A flurry of letters and Facebook posts demanding we stop the Syrian refugee immigration and take care of our homeless and vets before refugees got us thinking.
We have donated to two school Christmas funds, the Nelson Food Cupboard, the Calgary Food Bank, the Calgary Mustard Seed, the Poppy Fund, the Canadian Red Cross, UNICEF, UNHCR, the Nelson SPCA, Nelson CARES and a small congregation in Strathmore. We are blessed to be able to afford a bit of modest help to those in need.
I would suggest that those so eager to post support for the “homeless and vets versus Islamic refugee” rhetoric realize that the two are not mutually exclusive. It seems an obvious fact that ISIS is no more representative of Islam than the KKK is representative of Christianity. I hope they would be eager to offer their help to all those in need.
In the meantime does anyone know of a reputable organization directly dealing with Syrian refugees coming to Canada I can assist?
Ryan Lengsfeld, Nelson