November 30, 2021

‘I feel the pain’: Bay Area Afghan community holds relief supply drive for refugee families escaping Afghanistan

HAYWARD, Calif. (KGO) — The Bay Area is mobilizing and lending a hand to Afghan refugees, who could also be coming to Northern California quickly.

A relief operation to assist was taking place Friday in the East Bay with donations, as the Bay Area Afghan community organized a donation drive like no different.

The Qarizada household from Union Metropolis introduced all the provides they may discover to assist refugee families escaping terror and violence in Afghanistan.

“Some tough times, I feel the pain, so it’s best to help your people, any people,” mentioned Daniel Qarizada.

Relief provides are pouring in exterior the Abu Bakr Siddiq Mosque in Hayward. Meals, toys even prayer rugs. All to assist afghan refugees who could also be beginning over with nothing.

“We don’t know who is coming or how many, we want to make sure we are well equipped,” mentioned Husna Massoud from United Afghan Affiliation.

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The United Afghan Affiliation is organizing the donation drive. However for Husna Massoud and others, the mission is private.

“We want to make sure they are comfortable, we don’t want them to feel like our parents did when they came here with nothing,” Massoud added.

Donations collected in simply the previous week have been sufficient to fill an enormous warehouse in Alameda. An outpouring of affection and assist.

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Abdullah Jahani says his brother in legislation was killed by the Taliban. His sister is now making an attempt to maintain her youngsters protected.

“She has six children still there,” mentioned Jahani.

For now, this humanitarian effort helps those that could also be feeling helpless with acts of goodwill.

“I wish the best for everyone in Afghanistan and the troops, hopefully we get through this,” mentioned Qarizada.

You may assist this relief effort by visiting this web page.