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Nearly 100 tons of donations collected for Afghan refugees at New Mexico air force base

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Volunteers from the Salvation Army and the Red Cross unload shelves in a warehouse at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, Sept. 4, 2021. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan evacuees essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenneth Boyton)

The Salvation Army is part of many organizations bringing aid to Afghan refugees.

Nearly 100 tons of donations being provided to the organization have been disbursed at Holloman Air Force near Alamogordo, New Mexico.

At least 50,000 Afghan evacuees have been brought to the U.S., Holloman Air Force was one of the last bases tasked by the Department of Defense to create a space to house incoming evacuees.

Captain Michael Evans, Incident Commander of The Salvation EDS IMT onsite describes the operations of the Task Force-Holloman donation center.

“There are many people here at Holloman in need whose worlds have been turned upside down and who are now in a foreign country. Our faith-based mission calls us to meet human need in Christ’s name, without discrimination, so doing our part in such a humanitarian effort is in The Salvation Army’s DNA,” said Captain Michael Evans, Incident Commander of The Salvation EDS IMT onsite.

Holloman Spouses Organization and the HAFB Military Joint Task Force are part of the effort in warehousing donations intended for the evacuees arriving to the base.

They’re being provided with individual bags consisting of clean clothing, shoes, hygiene items and personal items.

National Salvation Army partner Flowtrac trained the EDS IMT on the warehouse inventory platform, which was fully funded by a generous gift of $53,875 from the UPS Foundation.

For those wishing to support the effort, monetary contributions will allow The Salvation Army EDS IMT the flexibility to purchase future resources that may be needed for its part in Operation Allies Welcome:

The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at secure locations outside Afghanistan.

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