As we begin to absorb the horrifying predictions of mass starvation in Afghanistan this winter, it's easy to feel helpless. In all honesty, there's probably not much we can do about this situation beyond calling our elected representatives and praying.
But there is a way we can help those who got out in time. We can partner with The Diocese of Olympia’s Refugee Resettlement Office to help Afghan people resettle in the Seattle area. Here is an update from that group.
There are many ways to help.
- You can donate money through the website, which is preferable to giving items away.
- If you have skills in resume writing, job searching, or preparing people for interviews, you can volunteer some time.
- The Refugee Resettlement Office also needs volunteers to help with English development, which can be done online, from the comfort of your home, for a small amount of time once a week. This might include conversational practice, tutoring, or basic ABCs, depending on their English level.
Rather than coordinating our efforts in-house, we are encouraging you to volunteer directly, but to let Outreach Committee chair Aimee Drake know what help you are offering so we can tell the story! You can also watch this webinar about how we're coordinating our efforts in the Diocese of Olympia.