Hospitable Help Needed for Our Afghan Neighbors
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About the Event
With the end of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan comes a diaspora of Afghan allies fleeing for their lives. Many of them will be arriving in Texas cities near B-CS. The Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service are calling on volunteers to help our Afghan neighbors—Special Immigrant Visa holders—with a hospitable welcome. Volunteers are needed to help with services like airport pick-ups, apartment set-ups, meal provisions, writing to our congressperson on their behalf, and more.
Note: While anyone can sign up to volunteer through LIRS as an individual, there is also the option to sign up as a group. If we at Friends Church can get a few people to commit as volunteers, we can get a group started and then invite others both in our congregation and the wider B-CS community to join us. Long-term co-sponsorship for our Afghan neighbors is only offered if we are registered as a group. If you are interested in this extension of God’s radical inclusion and extravagant welcome, please contact Justice & Missions Chair Andrew McNeely at firstname.lastname@example.org.