CampaignsLondon is United for Refugees

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By Natalie Good

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In December, United Way London & Middlesex and London Cross Cultural Learner Centre, with the support of London Mayor Matt Brown, launched a new online fundraising campaign in response to the news of Syrian refugees moving into the community. Armed with the knowledge that this is just the beginning of a long journey towards creating a better life, the campaign seeks to address the urgent support that will be needed.

“This is a co-ordinated, community-wide response to support these new Canadians, these new Londoners,” said Mayor Matt Brown. “London is a caring and compassionate city. We’re going to do everything we possibly can to welcome these families.”

Donations made to the London for Refugees campaign will be used to provide mental health support, language training and assistance, pre-employment and employment support, peer support and mentoring, as well as community-based programming. Community supporters are also encouraged to start a campaign of their own and collect donations from friends, family and colleagues through the raisin event site.

To support this cause or find out more, visit: www.londonunitedforrefugees.ca. On social media, follow the campaign with #UnitedForRefugees.


 
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