Support Our Afghan Allies Summer Fundraiser

Support Our Afghan Allies Summer Fundraiser

From Christopher Pumford

The Fletcher Afghan Evacuation and Resettlement Working Group is raising money to support our Afghan allies who have lost their homes and livelihoods to the Taliban. Funds raised will support their rent and food costs.

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Hello, everyone! We are The Fletcher Afghan Evacuation & Resettlement Group, a grassroots effort to evacuate 800 of our Afghan allies from Afghanistan. These are individuals and their families who, for many years, valiantly supported America's efforts to build a democratic Afghanistan. Now, because of their association with the US, they are being hunted by the Taliban. We are raising money to continue to pay for the safehouses and food of 10 families while evacuation efforts continue. We sincerely hope you consider donating - any little bit counts, and we know our friends will be extraordinarily appreciative. Let us know if you have any questions! 

FAQs:

What is the money used for? All funds donated will go towards two funds. The first is to pay for safehouses (apartments near the evacuation point where our families are currently hiding). The second is for food drops. Rampant inflation and famine have made access to food much more difficult. When the Taliban took over, our allies lost everything - their jobs, homes and most possessions. They have no means of supporting themselves at this time. 

How is the money disbursed to the Afghans?

Safehouse funds are transmitted directly to our families via Moneygram money order. Once we send out an order, a member of the safehouse collects it from a nearby bank. No intermediaries are used. Food funds are sent to an NGO (Feed A Family In Kabul) that arranges for the food drops. Safehouse rent is currently about $125 a family per month, and food drops are currently around $200 a family every two weeks. 

Who am I sending the money to?

Presently, Christopher Pumford is in charge of fundraising, bookkeeping of every donation and distribution of funds to Afghanistan. He is also in direct contact with the families in Afghanistan. If you have questions about how the money is distributed, feel free to contact him at 517-225-8005. 

Is there any other way I can assist with the evacuation effort?

Yes! We are always looking for more people to help us. Activities include data entry, outreach, fundraising and distribution. Message us on our Facebook page if you’re interested!

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