Lift Afghan Allies US Veteran Initiative

Lift Afghan Allies US Veteran Initiative

From Joseph W Stenger

Our friend escaped Kabul with his young family with only the clothes on their back. While in Afghanistan, he worked for the US government and also co-founded a nonprofit organization that empowered women.

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On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, myself and three other Air Force officers teamed up with our Afghan allies to start Flying Scarfs, a non-profit organization that helped provide economic opportunities for Afghan women. Our work wouldn’t have been possible without our Afghan co-founder and dear friend, whose commitment to the ideals of freedom, economic opportunity and women empowerment became critical to our mission in Afghanistan. In addition to his tireless work for ten years supporting our non-profit to ensure a better life for so many women across Afghanistan, he was also employed as a U.S. contractor on our military base for nearly a decade.

Today, he and his family need your help.

Miraculously, our Flying Scarfs’ co-founder, along with his wife and 4-year-old son, were evacuated out of Afghanistan days after Kabul fell to the Taliban, carrying nothing more but the clothes on their back. Due to our friend’s service to our country,  our friend’s family was targeted by the Taliban. Although they are safely in the United States now,  they need your help. 

We are asking for donations to get them started as they rebuild for a new life here in America. Every donation counts. 


Note: we are deliberately withholding their names and blurring their faces to protect their privacy and keep them and their extended family safe. Please reach out to me directly if you have questions or want to know more about their amazing story.

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