Refugees who were lucky enough to get out of Afghanistan during the Biden administration’s botched U.S. evacuation are streaming into cities around the country.
Resettlement is a huge enterprise, and one church in the Chicago, Illinois area is rising to the occasion to help meet the needs of Afghan refugees.
The Religion News Service (RNS) reports when the evangelical aid group, World Relief, was overwhelmed with donations for the incoming refugees, Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Warrenville rallied its members to help.
Several church members, including Amy Treier, offered their homes to help store the much-needed supplies for the refugees. Using a guest room in her home, she sorted and packaged a number of basic items a family might need to start life over in a new country. These “welcome kits” include bedding, hangers, postage stamps, kitchen utensils, and cleaning supplies.
“It just felt like this is a tangible, practical way that we could be a part and that we could just sort of partner and show love for our neighbors who are coming from Afghanistan,” Treier told the RNS.
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