We are not alone in our mission to unite a family thrown into chaos by war. Here’s an excerpt from a story at CBC Saskatchewan:
“The situation happening in Syria and the refugee camps and Lebanon and surrounding areas, you know, that’s always kind of broken my heart,” said Roberts. “We can’t just leave people over there to fix this problem. It’s a very tough reality that they’re facing.”
A local church, which wishes to remain anonymous, has also agreed to cover half of the costs of the sponsorship to move family members to Regina.
Elaiwy said the family is grateful to have come to Canada and wants to return the favour by giving back to the community.