August 29, 2021

Since we launched the Act Now for Afghan Allies campaign on August 19, we have received over 750 volunteer submissions to aid Afghan refugees. Spectrum News 1 recently reported on one of our volunteers, Mariam Mardanzai:

Hundreds of Afghan refugees will soon be making their way to Southern California.

Many will be starting over with no family, place to live or money. Local organizations are coming together to welcome the refugees and get them back on their feet.

The International Institute of Los Angeles started a new campaign, “Act Now for Afghan Allies” in order to get more volunteers and resources that will be needed.

Afghan American Mariam Mardanzai knew she had to help. She offered to be a translator, as she speaks Dari, and to do airport pickups. But most importantly, she opened her home for any refugees who need a place to stay.

View the full news story here: