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Aazaad's Journey from Afghanistan to America

Organized by: Erin Trieb

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THE STORY:

Wahdat is a 25-years-old kind, genuine, positive and hard-working individual. He worked for 5 years as an interpreter and cultural advisor for the US Army Special Forces. Alongside US soldiers he risked his life experiencing explosions, roadside bombs and coming under fire while on US military combat missions. Aazaad was a faithful and loyal partner to his American friends.  However, when US troops withdrew from Afghanistan in 2014, Aazaad got left behind.

Soon he began receiving death threats from the Taliban because of his partnership with the US military, and has been in hiding for several years. After applying for an Special Immigration Visa, 4 years later Aazaad finally received permission to immigrate to the United States. Soon he will embark on his journey from Afghanistan to America.  

When Aazaad arrives to the USA there will be very little assistance provided to him. He will have to spend money obtaining health insurance, a driver's license, looking for a job, finding housing, transportation, utility bills, and all of the things immigrants must do. I've agreed to help Aazaad in an effort to help ease his transition - however, this takes money and time.

I am donating many of my personal belongings (bed, furniture, etc) and my car to Aazaad when he arrives. However, my vehicle needs maintenance in order for him to drive it, and funding is needed to transport the belongings I'm donating from storage to his new home. He will also need a new phone, internet, kitchen appliances, new clothes, etc. Every cent I raise will help his transition and settlement to the USA.

While working for the US military Afghan interpreters were often called "the eyes and the ears of US soldiers". Aazaad not only risked his life for American troops - his service in combat saved American lives that otherwise would have been lost. He has sacrificed and has given so much to America. Please consider showing him the same generosity by donating to his cause.

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