Blue Star Families and Welcome.US invite you to an online forum, How to Welcome Our Afghan Allies: A Conversation with Blue Star Families, Welcome.US, Operation Afghan Allies, and VSOs Taking Your Q&As, on Tuesday, October 26, 2pm (Eastern Time).
Topics will include:
Update on the current stat of resettlement
Immediate needs of Afghan allies
This forum is an opportunity for government and nonprofit organizations on the frontline of the resettlement process to share updates around ongoing efforts, best practices, and offer opportunities for individuals to participate in resettlement efforts.
While on a mission to save a nation, our military community formed bonds with the Afghan people. Our Afghan Allies are colleagues, friends, and even family. Therefore, the sacrifices they made alongside service members and their families gave rise to today's current duty: aid their well-being. As we continue to process the end of the war in Afghanistan, many feel compelled to take action to support our Afghan Allies as they resettle here in the United States.
Who Should Attend:
Military family members and veterans who want to know how to help our Afghan Allies
Individuals who are actively involved in resettlement efforts and want to share and learn
Military and veteran serving organizations interested in doing more to support resettlement efforts
Reasons to Attend:
Ask your questions and get answers during the live event
Access to the White House and frontline leaders of resettlement efforts
Opportunities to find out how YOU can get involved!
Nazanin Ash, CEO, Welcome.US
Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO, Blue Star Families
Governor Jack Markell, White House Cordinator Operation Allies Welcome, White House
Art delaCruz, CEO, Team Rubicon
Sarah Verardo, CEO, The Independence Fund
Dan Lamothe, Pentagon Correspondent, Washington Post
Additional speakers will be announced soon!
New York, NY
Google map and directions
The Travis Manion Foundation is holding a Collection Drive for Afghan Families.
Blue Star Families has opened up its September Pulse Check: Supporting Afghan Allies. This poll is open to all adults (18 and older). It should take less than five minutes, is voluntary, and your responses are anonymous. If you prefer not to answer a question you can skip it.