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Letter: Spare a thought and a toonie for Syria

Syrian official news agency SANA via AP
Syrian civilians with their belongings, flee from fighting between the Syrian government forces and rebels in Hamouria, eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Thursday.
Syrian official news agency SANA via AP Syrian civilians with their belongings, flee from fighting between the Syrian government forces and rebels in Hamouria, eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Thursday. - Associated Press

Recently a friend of mine brought up a good point in connection with what a toonie could do for the suffering people in Syria.

He said if everybody in this province gave a toonie to a charitable registered organization such as Development and Peace, the organization he and I both support, a million dollars could be secured as a result of those efforts.

He asked me if I’d miss a toonie, I said: “no, of course not.” He went on to say even our poor people could afford a toonie, and I agreed with him.

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We have very charitable people in this province.

On several occasions homes were destroyed by fire in various communities where little or no insurance was carried and the local people from the community built new homes for those persons whose homes were destroyed

Now that’s real charity.

Just last week, the national news reported that 23,000 suffering people in Syria were helped by donations out of a total of 450,000 people needing help, thus leaving 96 per cent of the people still needing help.

Remember what Jesus says: “feed my lambs, feed my sheep.”

David Jones,

Mount Pearl

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