MCC Update

MCC Update

Today, we are reaching out with heartbreaking news.

Our hearts grieve for our friend and colleague Maysoun Darweesh, MCC Manitoba’s Migration and Resettlement Coordinator, whose husband, Nour Ali is missing following a tragic boat accident, and whose father-in-law, Hamza Ali, died in the accident. Nour has worked tirelessly and passionately to support the newcomer community in Manitoba for the past eight years. His family was sponsored through MCC by Douglas Mennonite Church in Winnipeg to come to Canada from Syria in 2012.

Nour created the Kurdish Initiative for Refugees and started a summer program for young newcomer children. He also helped educate many newcomers about reconciliation and Indigenous communities in Manitoba through a variety of cultural events and activities.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Maysoun, her two daughters, their extended family and the broader newcomer community during this time. Please join us in praying for them.

Celebrate the virtual grand opening of the MCC 100 Years Exhibit at the Mennonite Heritage Village Museum. This ticket-only event will take place online on June 24 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and are available by calling the MHV office at 204-326-9661. For more info please visit mcccanada.ca/get-involved/events/mcc-100-years-exhibit.

Join Grow Hope today and help provide food for vulnerable communities whose needs are more pronounced​ during COVID-19. Find three people to sponsor a 1/3 acre at $100 and watch your donation grow! Learn more at mcccanada.ca/learn/more/grow-hope.

Join us online to hear reporting on the work and growth of MCC Manitoba and learn about MCC’s COVID-19 response at our 56th Annual General Meeting from 7-9pm on June 25. For more info visit mccmb.ca/agm.

Introducing GO! 100! Complete 100 of anything between now and July 27th, raise funds and celebrate MCC’s 100th birthday with us. Many MCC spring and summer events and fundraisers have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, as risks continue to grow among vulnerable communities, support remains essential. Learn more at mccmb.ca/go-100.

Since 1920, MCC has worked with the church, partner organizations and supporters. We share God’s love and compassion by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice.

As we celebrate our 100th year, we hope you’ll find ways engage and give back with us in 2020. Learn more about how you can help celebrate the centennial with GO! 100, visit mccmb.ca/Go-100.