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Ananias Mission responds to the worldwide refugee crisis through educating our communities, relieving direct conditions, and connecting communities of compassion with refugees in transition. In 2014, a Syrian family arrived in Pittsburgh. Because of their Christian faith, their home was no longer safe for them. They filed for asylum for religious persecution, and began to build a new life. They missed Syria, […]

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Refugee family now calls Welland home

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Rana Bshara was overwhelmed by the green landscape below as the plane prepared for a landing at the Pearson International Airport on Monday. “The first thing when you come to Canada is to see the green all around,” she said. And to the 31-year-old Syrian woman’s eyes, Lake Ontario looked endless as it stretched to the horizon. “I thought that […]

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Happy 1st Canada Day for the Jadallah Family (St. Helen’s Parish)

It was the first Canada Day for the Jadallah family, Rita, Shadi, Sentia and Souheil, who arrived in Niagara from Syria in February. At Charles Daley Park they got up and close with a Canadian icon, meeting Mountie Marcel Van Ruyven.

It was the first Canada Day for the Jadallah family, Rita, Shadi, Sentia and Souheil, who arrived in Niagara from Syria in February. At Charles Daley Park they got up and close with a Canadian icon, meeting Mountie Marcel Van Ruyven. The Jadallah’s arrived to Canada this year sponsored by St. Helen’s Parish in Vineland. Source: Niagara This Week, July 1st, 2016, http://www.niagarathisweek.com/photogallerypopup/6749193

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Refugee Committee Chair Honoured

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It’s not in Paul Turner’s nature to take a shine to the spotlight and bask in the glow. As someone whose “heroes” are volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes in anonyity, the retired Welland high school teacher would rather sing their praises than hear his achievements trumpeted. But when Turner’s community service was brought to the forefront by a […]

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