A thank you for Canada from a Syrian refugee family

Brawat Al Salih and doesn't get sick from the cold like she used to after receiving a heater and warm carpets for the floor of her family's rented shelter. CLWR/T.Brook

Brawat Al Salih doesn’t get sick from the cold like she used to after receiving a heater and warm carpets for the floor of her family’s rented shelter. CLWR/T.Brook

Naeem Helal Al Salih and his family did not have far to go to escape to the safety of Jordan. But the 12 kilometres were not an easy journey. He is physically challenged so much of the responsibility for the household livelihood falls on his wife.

They received a minimum amount of assistance from the Jordanian government but they really didn’t have a lot to look forward to – that is not until the Lutherans stepped in, with support from the Canadian government. They received a gas heater and gas refills, a warm, lush rug to keep the floors warm and upgrades to the structure of their rented property and its sanitation facilities.

“We don’t have wood smoke in our house anymore and it is much more healthy. My sister and brother and I do not get sick from the cold like we used to,” said seven-year-old Brawat Al Salih. “Thank you, Canada.”

– Tom Brook, CLWR Community Relations Director

The need is still very great. Please click here to learn how you can support more families like the Al Salih family.

Shahid Al Salih enjoys the heater and carpet her family received. These and shelter upgrades make their home much warmer and healthier.CLWR/T.Brook

Shahid Al Salih enjoys the heater and carpet her family received. These and shelter upgrades make their home much warmer and healthier.CLWR/T.Brook

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