There are now more than four million registered Syrian refugees, and many more that are not registered - over half of these children are children. The photo of a three-year old boy washed up on a beach awakened the world to the plight of these refugees.
How can Glenview as a community of faith respond to this world crisis? Session and many people have expressed an interest in pursuing the possibility of sponsoring a Syrian refugee.
Sponsoring a refugee family is a serious long-term commitment and requires a dedicated committee to work out the details, others willing to do volunteer tasks, and those willing to provide the financial resources needed to settle a family in Toronto.
Please contact the office if you are interested in joining a committee, wish to volunteer or can contribute financially to this cause.
An information meeting about what Glenview can do with help from Presbyterian World Service and Development is being held on October 28th.