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Accommodation Urgently Needed For 20 Refugee Families Coming To Guelph

Jim Estill's Danby Group Is Reaching Out To Guelph Families Willing To Help

Published 10/18/2018 | By Thomas Hagey - Guelph Now Local News

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Danby’s CEO Jim Estill, With A Group Of Settled Refugees
Danby’s CEO Jim Estill, With A Group Of Settled Refugees

Accommodation Urgently Needed For 20 Refugee Families Coming To Guelph. Will You Help?

Guelph ONTARIO, – Canadian Entrepreneur, Jim Estill, President and CEO of Danby Appliances, has partnered with the recently announced BVOR Fund (Blended Visa Office-Referred) to sponsor and resettle 20 refugee families to Canada through UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency) in 2018. Estill has previously sponsored 61 refugee families, and is recognized around the world for his innovative approach to refugee protection and integration.

"We are now looking for Guelph families or individuals who are willing to answer this immediate need," said Cherie Bauman, administrative assistant at Danby, responsible for this most recent accommodation appeal.

"We really need the help of our local community now if we're to meet our objectives. In addition to the family arriving next week we, still have about a dozen families that will be arriving this year, and we need to secure short term housing before they arrive. The families vary in sizes, will be paying a modest rent and need generally 4-8 weeks of accommodation while we help them find their longer term housing," Bauman said.

Would you consider helping to change the course of a refugee family's life?

If so, please contact me to learn more:

Cherie Bauman

Call me: 519-837-0920 x1232

Email Cherie

Danby - 5070 Whitelaw Road, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H 6Z9

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ABOUT BVOR

Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) Program

The Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) Program matches refugees identified for resettlement by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) with private sponsors in Canada.

  • The UNHCR identifies the refugees.
  • The Government of Canada gives up to six months of income support.
  • Private sponsors give another six months of financial support. They also give up to a year of social and emotional support.

“I believe we are facing the biggest humanitarian crisis of our lifetime. We need to work together to do our small part.” - Jim Estill, CEO, Danby Appliances

Danby’s CEO Jim Estill (second from left), With A Group Of Settled Refugees

Even Danby's business slogan and corporate philosophy goes well beyond the products and services they offer.

 
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