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We have been invited to love and support Afghan refugees who are currently displaced and living at a nearby military base. It’s an honor to partner with displaced families as well as the military members. Leaders on base have shared key areas where they need help and how we can serve as a community.
Each week we are able to come together and travel to Fort Pickett to provide support for the Afghan refugees at this location. If you are wanting to serve, we have opportunities for you to participate through family programs and activities, as well as, teaching English as a second language to help them adapt to their new environment. For more information on how to prepare for each week, you can review our Frequently Asked Questions list at the bottom of this page.
KIDS PROGRAMMING - THROUGH WAYMAKER.CHURCH
We are putting on weekly programming for families on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. (We need more support on Wednesdays.) We are looking for people to join the team who have energy to run around and help with activities.
*Due to the process to serve on base, please complete all forms by the Saturday of the week before you plan to serve.
ESL CLASSES - THROUGH HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH
Join a team from Heritage to help facilitate ESL classes for kids, women, and men at Fort Pickett. No previous ESL training or experience is needed, but it is helpful.
There are specific items needed and those needs change quickly! Continue to check here for an up-to-date list. To ensure that we have the right amount to meet each need, local churches will be responsible for specific items. Please refer to the list below.
Head to Waymaker.Church* anytime to drop off items. Even when the office is closed, there are instructions on-site showing where to place items.
*1650 Hooper Rd. Forest, VA 24551
WAYMAKER.CHURCH: Socks, underwear (all sizes) and children's shoes size 12-4 (tennis shoes or winter shoes).
RAMP CHURCH: Hygiene products, men’s shoes size 6, 7, & 8 (tennis shoes or winter shoes).
OASIS CHURCH: Children's shoes sizes 4-11 (tennis shoes or winter shoes).
LYNCHBURG FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE: Sewing kits, women's shoes size 5-9 (tennis shoes or winter shoes).
GOSPEL COMMUNITY CHURCH: Water pitchers and jackets (new or like-new).
HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH: Raising money to purchase Hijab for the women. Sweatpants and sweatshirts for the men.
MERCY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Winter Jackets (all sizes).
*If your church is not listed, please email email@example.com to see how your church can get involved.
There is an imminent need for financial support. Every week we are purchasing necessary items including craft and game supplies needed to put on programming.