Samaritas has committed to resettle 350 Afghan women, children, men - families like yours - who will arrive soon in Michigan. This humanitarian crisis is an opportunity to join together and respond loudly to the Taliban and the world that violence, intolerance and persecution will not be tolerated.

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Afghan Refugee Network
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Welcoming the stranger is something we believe our Mission calls us to do, and we ask you to stand with us to support these desperate human beings as they flee the only home they have ever known for the chance of a new life.

Your membership and support of the Afghan Refugee Network at Samaritas will fund the life changing gift of rent, clothing, and basic needs. Refugees arrive with little more than the clothes on their back. Remarkably, within 180 days, Samaritas has shown that over 75% of refugees are selfsufficient. Your support is critical ... It CHANGES lives.

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Timeline

By December 31, 2021

We urgently need to raise these funds by December 31st. Refugee arrivals are imminent and we must act now to ensure they are supported now and in the immediate future. This is a coalition of community, corporate and civic leaders, answering the call to welcome hundreds of those escaping war and unspeakable trauma. Helping these refugees make a new start is one critical way we can express our gratitude and thanks for the sacrifices they have made on our behalf.

Your partnership ensures the successful integration of refugees arriving in the U.S. and creates meaningful and varied ways for faith and community groups to engage with and walk alongside refugee families in service, friendship, and as advocates. We are asking for your help in three ways:

1.  Please join the Afghan Refugee Network and make a direct donation to Samaritas below.
2.  Please share this message and link with your friends and associates in the wider community.
3.  Help us find affordable housing options for refugee families by clicking here.

Your contributions help Samaritas resettle refugees fleeing from war, persecution, and unspeakable trauma.


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Giving By Check

Pay to the order of: Samaritas
8131 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48214

If you would like to speak directly with one of the Afghan Refugee Network co-chairs for more information, please contact Samaritas / Kelli Dobner at Kelli.Dobner@samaritas.org or Christ Church Cranbrook / Fr. Bill Danaher at wdanaher@christchurchcranbrook.org.

In the unlikely event that contributions received exceeds the costs associated with the Afghan Refugee Network, those funds will be spent on other mission critical needs.