Millionaire Spends $1.13M to Bring 58 Syrian Refugee Families to Canada

Jim Estill, the CEO of an appliance company in Canada, was increasingly troubled by the endless parade of trauma coming out of Syria — the towns reduced to rubble, the hundreds of thousands of people slaughtered, the millions expelled from their homes — so he decided to help.

Instead of donating to an international NGO or lobbying his government to intervene, Estill was more proactive and, as a multi-millionaire, he had more options than the vast majority of compassionate people. He set aside around $1.13 million and began the process of bringing 58 Syrian families to Canada.

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