Local agencies are helping Afghan refugees in North Carolina rebuild their lives nearly six months after the last U.S. troops left Afghanistan, triggering a mass exodus.
The Triangle Association of Muslim American Mothers held an event at the Islamic Association of Raleigh for Afghan women refugees to shop for free.
The group spent three weeks planning, collecting, and sorting through donations for the most vulnerable refugees.
Refugee organizations, such as World Relief Durham and Lutheran Family Services, organized transportation for the Afghan women to come to the event.
It drew an outpouring of support and donations from the Muslim community, said Sameena Rashid, the group’s vice president.
The nonprofit also aims to prepare care packages for the refugees for Ramadan, beginning in April.