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ont .,: The town of 3,400 fundraised and got organized to sponsor one family from Iraq and one from Syria through the blended visa office-referred program, according to The Chronicle Herald. Last month, the committee officially disbanded as the town said goodbye to the second of the two families who had become part of the community over the last few years. Through Facebook posts and word of mouth, McClellan connected with other like-minded people in the little town of Lewisporte, N.L., to form the Lewisporte Refugee Outreach Committee. Both families have moved to Windsor, Ont., in search of better job security, proximity to family and friends, and a larger community of Arabic speakers. It will be different, said McClellan. McClellan says she's happy for her friends' next chapter, but will miss having them downstairs in her home's basement apartment. ( As reported in the news.