On May 1, Burgers n’ Fries Forever (BFF) and the CapCity Community Projectlaunched their innovative partnership to explore a new way to raise funds for refugees building a new life in Ottawa. Mayor Jim Watson and City Councillor Mathieu Fleury attended the launch to show their support.
The sponsorship group Refugee SOS were once strangers but they came together with one goal, reuniting a family torn apart by war. They are fundraising to reunite Zarah, a Syrian refugee to Canada, with her sister, who is still a refugee in the Middle East. Both sisters are single mothers. Muslim Link interviewed the group about why they chose to sponsor Zarah’s sister.