The Reverend Michael Bechard, Pastor of Christ the King University Parish here at Western, is looking for volunteer support for the families that the Diocese of London has brought over recently. What they require above all right now is driving. His email is Michael.Bechard@kings.uwo.ca.
There is also a website created by Mariam Hamou, www.syrianrefugeefund.ca/, where interested parties in London can sign up to volunteer or offer services or support. Right now it’s just via e-mail, but the aim is to create a database of people and their talents. The site is also a useful clearing house of information.
I am also helping to organize a city-wide open meeting for those many, many groups who are trying to help refugees from the Syrian crisis. I will keep everyone posted.