The current civil war in Syria has displaced millions of people internally and has forced millions more to seek refuge in neighbouring countries like Turkey, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq. The suffering witnessed in the media by many Canadians incited outrage and prompted the federal government to commit to resettle 25,000 refugees. Canada is a nation that has a long history of welcoming refugees. Loyalists, Mennonites, Blacks, Irish and Confederate Soldiers have all, at one time, sought refuge here in Niagara-on-the-Lake. So, it is no wonder that when the federal government put out the call to action to help the people of Syria, the community of Niagara-on-the-lake answered. Grace United Church and St. Mark’s Anglican Church have each raised funds to privately sponsor two Syrian families, and they have provided each family with the resources that they need for their first year in Canada. As well, Saint Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church has sponsored a third family, who live in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and they continue to raise funds to provide this family with the resources that they need.