Every community should get involved with refugee crisis

Dear editor,

I agree 100 per cent that bringing any great number of refugees here is best accomplished as Canadians did with the “boat people.”

Political parties cannot provide the compassion and support a community needs to. Integration into life in Canada takes individuals helping these people.

Therefore every community should put forth a call to those like-minded individuals to gather and begin the process of assisting a refugee family find a home in Canada.

Large communities will have resources to bring several families.

To haphazardly add them to Canada’s homeless and unemployed is sure to have them turn against the hands that are trying to help.

The problem needs quick but sure planning and funds on how to assist these already tortured people. Compassion only satisfies when accompanied by the necessities of life.

Bringing massive numbers here without the support of individuals would cause these people’s anger of our failure to be exhibited as we saw on television news last night.

Lynn Sangster

Courtenay

 

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