RAFT seeking donations for refugee families coming to Kamloops

By Adam Donnelly
January 11, 2016 - 11:50am Updated: January 11, 2016 - 12:33pm

KAMLOOPS — With one family of Syrian Refugees already in Kamloops, Refugees and Friends Together have put out another call for donations, as more refugee families could arrive in the city at any time.

Every Saturday, from 9am until noon, volunteers from RAFT will be at their Mission Flats facility, taking donations of household items and furniture for the refugee families they’re bringing to Kamloops. Gordon Stamp-Vincent says so far, the response from the people of Kamloops has been overwhelming. "The community is really rallying around the refugee families... We're rapidly running out of space."

While the storage space is filling up quickly, Stamp-Vincent says RAFT will continue taking donations, as long as people are willing to donate. He notes with the amount of refugees who could come to Kamloops, the group is looking for a wide variety of goods which will help once those families arrive.

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