Timmins is moving forward with plans to sponsor a Syrian refugee family. The Timmins Refugee Sponsorship Committee has been created to oversee the process. Before a family can make the move to Timmins, $15,000 needs to be raised. That number will then be matched by the city for a total of $30,000 which is the estimated cost for a family of five to live in Timmins for a year.

Donations can be made at city hall, at the main floor finance desk, or online at Timmins.ca. Donation receipts will be available. For anyone who wants to help out with the fundraising, or who can offer support services for the family, get in touch with the Committee Chair, Tom Baby: tombaby@timminsmulticultural.ca or (705) 269-8622.

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