Eva Karpati from the National Council of Jewish Women made a beautiful presentation to our new Yazidi family. The National Council creates handmade quilts for new arrivals to welcome them. They use scraps of material and get a community together in order to provide warmth and comfort to honour the refugees’ journey and continued journey.
The quilt was presented to Marjan Darweesh who accepted it on behalf of her family.
Last Sunday my wife Debbie, my mother in-law Betty (89 years young), and I were invited to celebrate the arrival of our first Project Abraham Yazidi sponsored family at the home of Hayder Essw in Richmond Hill. His cousins, the Mado family, had arrived from Turkey last Wednesday evening to be reunited with existing family already in Canada.