How to Help Afghan Refugees
No matter what your politics are or what you think about America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, there’s one thing all people of good will can agree upon: We ought to help Afghan refugees who are now fleeing Taliban rule—especially those Afghans who are at special risk because they aided America.
Don’t be paralyzed by the scale of the problem and your distance from it. We can all help, in concrete ways, right now from where we are.
Some Afghan families fleeing for their lives have already landed in America. More will come. Many of these families have left everything behind. Everything. They need help starting over.
There are charities where you can volunteer to work to with Afghan refugees—simple things like picking people up from your city’s airport. And there are charities that need your financial support so they can help these folks with everyday necessities.
We’re putting together a list of charities working with Afghan refugees that we think are worthy of your support. Not all of them do the same thing. But hopefully you can find one to support in ways that you think are valuable. And if you know of other worthy efforts we should list here, please let us know.
Let’s put politics aside. It’s time to help these families. Please join us.
Donate to Miles4Migrants (airline miles, credit card points, etc.)
Washington, D.C.-Area Charities
Volunteer in the D.C. Area (Lutheran Social Services)
Volunteer in the D.C. Area (Catholic Charities of Arlington)
Donations in Northern Virginia (Lutheran Social Services and the LDS Church)
Other Regional Charities
Volunteer in Seattle / Tacoma, Washington (Lutheran Social Services)
Volunteer in Houston, Texas (Lutheran Social Services)
Volunteer in Fort Worth, Texas (Lutheran Social Services)
Donate to Hampton Roads Refugee Relief (Hampton Roads, Virginia)
This list will be updated. Send suggested additions to [email protected].