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Kamloops sweaters bound for Syrian refugees
There are only a few days left for Tournament Capital residents to donate sweaters for Syrian refugees in Jordan.
“It’s been amazing,” said Gordon Heselton, pastor at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Valleyview.
“We have already shipped 250 sweaters or so.
“There’s been great response from the community.”
The church is taking part in a program, run by Canadian Lutheran World Relief, to supply sweaters to some of the 100,000 displaced Syrians trying to get by in a Jordanian refugee camp.
“It all ends this Sunday (Oct. 27) because they have to be shipped out of Winnipeg on Nov. 4,” Heselton said, noting Home Hardware was generous enough to cover shipping costs.
Anyone with a new or lightly used sweater they’d like to donate can do so by stopping by the church.
“We have a bin outside the front door,” Heselton said.
“We can only take sweaters for this, though. If people drop off coats, that’s wonderful, but they will probably go to someone local.”
Lord of Life Lutheran Church is located at 2481 Sunset Dr.