The lead organization helping to resettle Syrian refugees in Hamilton received a show of community support.
Wesley Urban Ministries accepted a $50,000 cheque, raised through Supercrawl’s Welcome to Hamilton concert with headliner the National.
Manager of resource development, Andrea Buttars says all proceeds will be dedicated to arts and music activities for newcomer kids and youth, “We’re working to connect with the families and find out what the children are interested in.”
Buttars says they’re working with Soccer World, Centre 3 and An Instrument for Every Child.
She says this donation will offer children an outlet throughout the summer and into the Fall, as well as an opportunity for integration into the community.