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Donations requested for Afghan refugees in Southern Arizona – Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona 2021-09-20 17:37:46 –

Tucson, Arizona (KGUN) — Tucson expects refugees from Afghanistan to settle in the area within the next few months, and city leaders are already seeking help in preparation.

City council member Steve Kozachik said in a weekly newsletter that Arizona expects 2,000 to 3,000 Afghan refugees to be stationed in the state, including 300 to 500 in Tucson. Mr Kozachik said the Lutheran Social Welfare Department and the International Refugee Commission are the main organizations supporting them. The Islamic Center in Tucson also assists in collecting, translating and finding housing for donations.

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Kozachik is also asking the community to donate to the next family. He says they seek culturally appropriate clothing, food, hygiene products, sunscreen, and activities for children. According to Kozachik, anyone can withdraw their donations at the District 6 office (3202 East 1st Street) from 9am to noon on weekdays.

Kozachik is also someone who can help with the language for sending emails to Tucson.Afghan.Community@gmail.com.

“I know Tucson will walk towards these refugees, just like the refugees we have lived and helped through the Benedictine for the past few years and now at the Casa Aritas Welcome Center,” he said. Said in the newsletter.

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