HELPING AFGHAN EVACUEES
As Salamu Alaikum Dear Community Members,
All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) and Muslim Association of Virginia (MAV) representatives have visited a Virginia Afghan Evacuee Site and we are in communications with state, local, and federal officials. The Host Facility Management, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Virginia Office of Diversity & New Americans, U.S. Army, U.S. State Department, Afghan American community volunteers (through the Department of State), Fairfax County Police, and American Red Cross are managing the logistics at the Evacuee Site very well. In addition, Virginia Governor's Offfice of New Americans, Loudoun County Department of Health and Loudoun County Medical Reserve Corps have been helping at Dulles Airport.
We humbly ask the community NOT to go to any Evacuee hosting facilities at this time. They have plenty of supplies, staff, and volunteers.
For now we are only collecting funds to help the Afghan evacuees with any immediate needs and for helping to resettle them as Refugees for the long term. A percentage of the refugees will resettle in Virginia. They will need help with housing, education, jobs, cars, furniture, appliances, supplies, and more. Please donate generously to “ADAMS Relief Fund - Afghan Evacuees" below.
We will continue to stay in contact with federal, state. and local government officials and coordinate with Virginia Mosques, relief groups, and interfaith partners to coordinate efforts for immediate and long-term needs.
Please select “ADAMS Relief Fund - Afghan Evacuees” - Example screenshot image at the bottom of the post. This fund will be designated for Afghan Evacuees to help them for any immediate needs and for helping to resettle them as Refugees for the long term. A percentage of the refugees will resettle in Virginia. They will need help with housing, education, jobs, supplies, and more
In the past several days, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) volunteers have been helping with many different necessary items for our Afghan brothers and sisters.
Volunteers who speak Dari and Pashto via phone or onsite at a designated location - Please sign up on this link. You information may be shared with U.S. State Department, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Defense.
Monday Aug. 23rd 12 pm - 6 pm ADAMS Sterling (Yellow ADAMS Truck) - ADAMS Community Service Supply collection- these items will be saved for future potential needs for Afghan Evacuees or people in need depending on requirements.
Tuesday Aug. 24th 10am - Spouses of Military Service Members worked with ADAMS Community Service donate and sort supplies for Afghan Evacuees
Wednesday Aug. 25th - Virginia Council of Muslim Organizations zoom session with 20+ Mosques & Relief agencies to coordinate immediate and long term support for Afghan refugees