HuffPost | The Huffington Post Alberta
Nov. 26, 2015
The federal government is matching every dollar donated.
Edmonton’s Mennonite Centre for Newcomers set up a fund with the hopes of crowdsourcing $10,000 over two months to support Syrian refugees. They hit that goal in a single day, thanks to a single donation.When Erick Ambtman, the centre’s executive director, went to see how the campaign had gone from a few hundred dollars to over its goal, he discovered it was thanks to Andrew Ference, one of the Edmonton Oilers’ captains.