URGENT Rescue and Resettle an Afghan Family
LIGHT ON THE HILL (St. John’s Anglican Church) has started this fundraiser campaign to help rescue an in-danger Afghan family trapped in Pakistan. The Sediqi family’s eldest daughter Laily was a human and women rights activist, who dedicated her life to women’s rights and human rights advocacy groups that sought women’s empowerment, peacebuilding, and youth development. Laily’s younger sisters and brother were school students following their older sister’s footsteps to pursue education and be of service to their community.
Their dreams were shattered on August 15th, 2021, when the terrorist organization, the Taliban took over Kabul. Years of hard work, progress, achievements, and advocacy for human rights turned into life threats against them. To this day, they are traumatized by the events of August 15th, 2021.
Laily and her family of five members were forced to flee their home and country after the Taliban took over the country. They are waiting to be rescued from Pakistan, fearing deportation back to Afghanistan.
Your support and donations will save this family’s lives from the Taliban; the donations will go towards their resettlement program here in Canada.
You can donate to our fundraiser campaign to help the Sediqi Family through GoFundMe, or:
- E-transfer: firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating “Refugee Support” and your name & address in the message line.
- A cheque payable to St. John’s Anglican Church, Oak Ridges, indicating “Refugee Support” in the memo line. Include your mailing address, and send it to Light on the Hill Community Church, 12125 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3M4
All donations are eligible for tax receipts. (Donations made through GoFundMe will receive the tax receipt instantly from PayPal Giving Fund, and through e-transfer or cheque will receive the tax receipts next February from St. John’s Anglican Church (Light On The Hill Community Church).
Thank you very much for your support. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.