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Here is the current information about ways you can help Afghan refugees through Catholic Charities:

How you can help.

Our Refugee Services department is ready to welcome refugees from Afghanistan. Read more on how you can contribute and help us in welcoming them to central Iowa.

Here is the current information about ways you can help Afghan refugees through Catholic Charities:

Help Afghan Refugees

General Information as of 9/21/21

  • Thank you for reaching out to us!
  • Catholic Charities has communicated with our national affiliate the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops that we are willing to accept Afghan SIV and refugee arrivals to central Iowa.
  • We do not know when or how many people will be arriving.
  • Keep an eye on our social media postings for updated information in the coming weeks.
    • Facebook – @CatholicCharitiesDM
    • Twitter – @CCDesMoines
    • Instagram – @ccdesmoines
  • Happy to add your name and contact information for future alerts.

Media Requests

Helping Someone IN Afghanistan

Donations of Funds

Donations of Goods

Donation of Time

  • Currently collecting contact information for those able to help with time.
  • Potential tasks might include
    • Organizing warehouse donations
    • Packing for apartment set up
    • Helping with apartment set up
    • Transportation to appointments, classes, school, job interviews (interpretation would be provided)
    • Airport pickup (interpretation would be provided)
    • Those able to commit consistent time have option of completing office work at CC offices.
  • Contact Holly Ackerman (hackerman@catholiccharitiesdm.org)

OTHER

  • If you are able to provide HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION, or EMPLOYMENT to Afghan arrivals, please contact Kelyn Anker (kanker@catholiccharitiesdm.org) immediately!