Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Support needed for the Calgary Sudanese community

As if they weren't already dealing with enough horror and tragedy, the local Sudanese community is now faced with the tragic killing of 8 year-old Bomkoth Deng, a Sudanese boy in Calgary, this past weekend.

Bomkoth's family needs financial support for the funeral, and the community as a whole needs our support as they struggle with this tragedy.

On behalf of my colleague Peter Both, local activist and close friend of the family, I'm collecting cards, letters and donations (please include a note with donations). You can drop them off at my work: Arusha (106, 223 - 12 Ave SW; call the office first to make sure someone's there: 270-3200, 270-8002), or contact me for other arrangements. Please try to have them to me by the end of this week.

Cheques should be made out to: Nyakong Pal

I'll also be setting out a card at Arusha, starting this afternoon, for people to sign with messages of condolence. I'll try to have it there until Friday.

Arrangements are still being worked out for the funeral and memorial services. I'll let you know if there are any events that we should attend to support the community.

Thanks,
Grant Neufeld

(Copied from my postings to the Wayground Blog.)

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