Kelowna’s Gospel Mission employees member working with Ukrainian refugees in Romania
A Kelowna man who is usually helping the city’s homeless population is currently helping an entirely different type of homeless population overseas.
According to Kelowna’s Gospel Mission, development director Mike Morrison has been in Romania since March 19.
He’s heading up a humanitarian medical team that is working with Ukrainian refugees.
Morrison is supporting local non-government organizations provide services like mental health support, as well as hygiene and shelter needs with Project HOPE.
The KGM explained that he will closely monitor the unfolding situation and respond to the most pressing health and humanitarian needs among affected populations.
KGM’s executive director Carmen Rempel said that she and the rest of Morrison’s colleagues are thrilled to see him go and use his skills to help those in need in Romania.
“Our mission is to feed, shelter and help those in need; this work with refugees fleeing war is in alignment with our mission and values,” she explained.
“It brings to light the global issues of the devastation of war and trauma, causing homelessness and poverty on a massive scale. We pray for peace.”
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