To mark the 50th Anniversary of PWRDF* the North Shore Deanery has agreed to sponsor two Karen Refugee families from a camp on the Thai/Myanmar border.

This is a year long commitment to provide practical and financial assistance. The North Shore Deanery is receiving aid from members of the Diocesan PWRDF and Refugee committees and about $8,000 of the funding required is being provided by PWRDF and the Canadian Government. Requests will go out to other parishes in the Diocese.

Both are families of three - one with a son, the other has a daughter. The children are 15 months old and the families have relatives in the Vancouver area.

Contact with these relatives is just now being made to establish a clearer picture of settlement requirements. The families arrived during the second week of July.

Their needs are fairly urgent and if you can help you are requested to contact Chris Trendell right away at 604-987-0372.

* Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, our Canadian National Anglican organisation. See pwrdf.org for more information.

Please mark any contributions for "the Karen Refugees".