Wed, Sep 22 | Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Hospitable Help Needed for Our Afghan Neighbors

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, and more.
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Hospitable Help Needed for Our Afghan Neighbors

Time & Location

Sep 22, 7:00 AM
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

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 justice-mission@friends-ucc.org.

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