The Armstrong-Spallumcheen Refugee Project is hosting its third community meeting.
This event takes place Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Secondary School, with Vernon imam Muhammed William Saleh, and his wife Sana Saleh, attending.
“Imam William will outline the history of Islam and explaining the common ties and values shared with Christianity,” said Ron Brinnen, with ASREP.
“After this presentation, there will be time for a variety of questions. Everyone is invited and all are welcome.”
ASREP also continues to raise funds to sponsor a refugee family and $21,000 of the $35,000 goal has been collected so far.
“Michelle Freebairn’s Grade 8 health and careers class at Seaton Secondary School in Vernon adopted the ASREP initiative as their project,” said Brinnen.
“Besides researching the refugee issue, they raised more than $150, six large bags of clothing and several food gift cards.”
Askew’s gift cards are now available in Armstrong.
“When you purchase a $100 gift card, you are entitled to buy $100 worth of groceries at Askews,” said Brinnen.
“A percentage of these cards are a fundraiser for ASREP. They are in denominations of $50 and $100 and are available at the chamber of commerce from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. until noon.”
Gift cards will also be available at Askew’s Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.