Afghan Resettlement Update
from Commonwealth Catholic Charities
Time to Get to Work!
As we knew it would, things have changed very quickly and we are starting to receive families into our care from the bases, which means we need the support of our parish communities across the Diocese. In the sections below, I've included several key bits of information
Apartment Set-Up Help Interest Form
We have already started to receive families into our care and will very shortly be moving them into new housing across the diocese. As such, we will need the help of volunteers to complete these set-ups & move-ins. Please share this form with your parishioners & with your wider networks. We will build a list of contacts and send out updates via Sign-Up Genius to pair volunteers with specific opportunities.
Home Starter Kit & Furniture Needs
As we move families into housing, we'll also need your help with the basic family necessities for starting a new life. Please share these needs with your parish & with your wider networks. Click here to see a flyer outlining needs. If your parish is interested in collecting these donations, please let me know at John.Elwell@cccofva.org
Financial Contribution Options
In order to offer our new neighbors the support they need for a fresh start, we will require the support of our local community – and that includes financially:
This is our most immediate & important need. The conservative estimate is that it will cost about $2250/month to support each new family (this estimate includes rent, utilities, food, & transportation). The cost is drastic in part because of a delay in being able to obtain social security numbers; as such, these families are unable to access resources to assist with medical & food costs, and cannot seek employment.
Please consider one of the following options to support financially:
- Donate directly to CCC refugee efforts here
- Dontae to CCC generally here.
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