Crystal Kolt and Judy Schmidt
Members of the Northern Refugee Sponsorship Committee spoke to the Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce yesterday. The Committee’s Crystal Kolt says the Committee was formed, joined with the Mennonite Central Committee as a referral agency through the local Cornerstone Church and a 43 year old mother and her family will soon arrive. Kolt says she has three boys aged 12, 14 and 19, her husband is deceased, they’re Syrian and they’ve been living in Jordan. She says the kids have had about seven years of education, she has also about six or seven years of education, her work is cleaning houses, the kids have a little bit of English and she does not.
The Committee’s Judy Schmidt added they have 18,600 dollars in their account which is enough for their first family. They will be living at the residence at the Cornerstone Church and the Committee continues to look for furnishings for the residence with a list available on their facebook page.