Langley church sale helps Iraqis

Langley Mennonite Fellowship is holding a community sale on Saturday Sept. 6 to help people in war-torn Northern Iraq.

The funds will go Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) relief work.

The event will include a garage sale, bake sale, children’s activities, refreshments and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 20997 40th Ave.

A variety of items have already been collected for the sale and activities are being planned for children, which include face painting bubble making.

According to MCC, supplies in Garmawa Camp in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq were running low when MCC and partner Zakho Small Villages Project arrived with food packages in two large trucks. The packages of rice, lentils, oil and other cooking staples, plus basic personal hygiene items such as soap, were given to more than 230 families living in the camp. They had been driven from the city of Mosul by the militant group that now calls itself Islamic State.

Almost all the recipient families are members of the Turkoman and Shabak minority groups, says Fine, who has served with MCC in Iraq for four years.

In June, MCC and another partner in Iraq, Al Amal, distributed food and other vital items to internally displaced persons (IDPs) living with family members and friends in a nearby province.

For more information about Langley Mennonite Fellowship and the sale, click here or on Twitter by clicking here.

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