Residents of Gravenhurst are doing all they can to help give back to a family that’s already been through difficult times.
Over a week ago, the Syrian refugee family that first arrived in Gravenhurst had their house broken into.
Jewellery, electronics and money was stolen from their home.
Supporter Nicole Edmunds says the family had been saving up for their first vehicle.
To help the family get back on track, organizers that first helped bring them here kicked off a BBQ last week.
That event was able to help raise about $4,000.
Edmunds says she, the supporters and the family are touched by the community response.
She says on the positive side of things Tony Banna has gotten a job as a hairdresser and his wife Jamila is selling quite a lot of her homemade recipes at the Gravenhurst farmers market.