In response to the global refugee crisis, Cardinal Thomas Collins has launched "Project Hope," a special emergency appeal. This 100-day campaign aims to raise $3 million in order to settle 100 refugee families in the Archdiocese of Toronto as soon as possible. The effort will also require 100 volunteer committees to assist with settlement services.
Fr. Pat, and Maureen Donaghy, will form a committee here at St. Edward's parish, to work closely with the Office of Refugees of the Archdiocese. If interested in joining this committee, leave your name and contact information with Josie Paladino, parish secretary, at 416-221-9131. Over the first week of October, the list will be compiled.
Fr. Pat wishes St. Edward's to support a family of four, to approximately $30,000. You can also donate through the parish with a cheque made payable to St. Edward's Church -- Project Hope. We shall be working closely with Luciano Moro, Outreach Worker for the Office of Refugees. Please keep all our efforts, and persons impacted, in your prayers.
For more information, view the Archdiocese press release on Project Hope here.
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