Jesus said, "I was hungry and you gave me something to eat
. . . . Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." (Matthew 25: 35, 40)
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Meeting The Needs of Afghan Refugees
Recently religious leaders in our area met with Governor Polis and learned that by the end of February 2000 displaced refugees will be here on the ground in Colorado. As you might have suspected this has been rather overwhelming for the organizations that do refugee resettlement work in our state. The faith community is being asked to help these families who have been through more than most of us can imagine.
We have all heard about the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and the rapid change to Taliban rule and ripped away freedoms in that country. Now we can bring some help to the Afghan refugees coming to Colorado. There are two ways to help listed here:
1. The state has created an amazon wish list that makes it easy for anyone to support Afghan refugees who have been assigned to Colorado. This is a simple way for all of us to make a difference. Would you consider using the link below to purchase something big or small that will help individuals and families as they start their new lives? Once an item is purchased it will be shipped to a refugee family. Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/536K2SGRN647?ref_=wl_share
2. Housing in the Denver metro area is at the top of the needs list right now. One thing you can do is to communicate any housing ideas you might know about to the appropriate people. Perhaps you know of someone with an Airbnb, basement apartment, or rental property. Perhaps they would be able to help some refugees who are looking for a 6-12 month rental. The state is not asking people to do this for free as each refugee family has a rent stipend. People who are interested in doing this or who want to learn more should email firstname.lastname@example.org