When I asked for help from the Scouting and Guiding communities, I was met with “yes” over and over.
I’m grateful to the 6th Peace Arch Scout Group, its leaders, group committee members, Scouts and Cubs.
They undertook the heavy labour of moving furniture and household goods into an apartment in New Westminster, where a new Canadian family consisting of mum and dad, a daughter and two baby boys, refugees from war-torn Syria, are setting up house.
I’m also grateful to Michelle and Miranda, two leaders with the 1st Peninsula Rangers. They and their energetic young women helped at a May fundraiser in White Rock.
Their enthusiasm was infectious and we were able to send Canadian dollars to the slum communities in the City of Kolkata in India, where children have the right to an education, but no access to that desired education. With the funds raised, a few more children will be able to access the education they need.
We are fortunate to have these community-minded leaders and youth helping out, doing so behind the scenes.
Sheila M.F. Johnston, Surrey