Catholic Charities helps settle Syrian refugee family

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– When Walid Daaboul left for Turkey months ago he could only think of two things: getting medical care for his sick baby boy and saving his family from the bombing and gunfire exploding just steps outside him home in Halab, Syria.

Daaboul’s journey began when Syrian Army forces showed up to his town and kicked everyone out of their homes.

‘They were asked to leave the house for two hours for a routine search, but when they came back they asked them to find somewhere else to live,’ said a translator speaking on Daaboul’s behalf.” – Fox 13, Tampa Bay

Read and watch more of the Daaboul family’s story in this Fox 13 article.

The Daaboul family is one of 147 families, mainly from the Middle East, that Catholic Charities has helped to resettle in the Tampa area this year. Find out how you can help refugees in our community by contacting Catholic Charities at (727) 893-1313.

Please keep our refugee brothers and sisters in your prayers!