Father David Gilles Council 5858 in Moosomin is partnering with the Sask K of C Charitable Foundation in the Victor Santos project.
Victor Santos, his wife Lesi and their son sought asylum from death threats in their country of Honduras. They arrived in Canada in 2011 and have sought residency here in Canada for the past 6 ½ years. During that time they were also blessed with their second son. All citizen applications failed during that timeframe and they were given deportation orders – to be removed and sent back in Honduras on July 5th, 2017.
Moosomin Council, in partnership with St Mary’s Parish and the Anglican parish of St. Alban’s worked diligently with the family to put continuous pressure on the Canadian government. They were successful in having a 2 year temporary leave issued in June.
Although this have been a stressful and costly process for the Santos family, they now must focus on obtaining permanent residency and eventually Canadian citizenship.
The Victor Santos Project will be designed to raise much needed financial support for this effort. The project will begin immediately and it is their suggestion that we conclude September 30th, 2017.