Our History

We are pleased to announce that RAFT is sponsoring 5 families locally. 
We have one more family arriving soon! For those of you who have offered financial support, thank you!  For those of you who have volunteered, thank you and we look forward to working with you.

More updated info on our ABOUT page.

Our Focus

Our Purpose

Recent Refugee News

In the late 1970’s, Kamloops United Church formed a “Refugee Resettlement” group in response to the many refugees fleeing Viet Nam. and sponsored our first family.Our next sponsorships were refugees from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Colombia, Iraq and Iran.

RAFT's purpose is: 
To welcome and support refugees, facilitating their healthy adjustment to Canadian society and their moving towards independence.

Jan. 20, 2018       Kamloops

Celebrating the end of the 1-year sponsorship of two families from Syria with their settlement teams.

To Donate or Volunteer

To donate to RAFT: click the DONATE button and then click on the selection bar for RAFT.  You will receive a receipt, via email shortly after you complete your donation, from “Canada Helps”.   You will receive a tax receipt for this donation, from the church at the end of the fiscal year.   If you are interested in supporting RAFT see our GET INVOLVED link.