As the United States welcomes and resettles Afghan refugees across the country, the Afya Foundation is responding to the needs of refugees landing in New Jersey.
The Afya Foundation, together with our partner Upwardly Global, are providing much needed humanitarian and medical supplies to Afghan refugees on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. A a receiving center was established on the base for thousands of Afghan refugees forced to flee their homeland as violence escalated in the now Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
Thus far, we have made three substantial deliveries to the base. Our first truck load consisted of durable medical equipment, like crutches and wheelchairs, and other medical and humanitarian supplies worth more than $54,000. Our second shipment was packed with hygiene and personal care kits that Bloomberg staff generously purchased and packaged on our behalf. Included in these kits were welcome letters, signed by Upwardly Global, Afya and Bloomberg as well as information about Upwardly Global’s career services resources. Our third shipment was packed full of additional hygiene and personal care kits as well as clothes collected by the Westchester Jewish Coalition for Immigration and the UJA-Federation of NY.
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