CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Save Our Allies (SOA), part of The Independence Fund and Mighty Oaks Foundation, announced it will partner with multiple agencies at a Safe Harbor location at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin to provide relief to Afghans for 45 days, starting September 30. Nick Palmisciano, Vice President of Save Our Allies, will be boots on the ground at Fort McCoy and Chad Robichaux, Founder of Mighty Oaks Foundation, is returning to the Middle East to continue evacuation efforts. This week, Save Our Allies worked with The Nazarene Fund to evacuate the Afghan FIFA soccer team, 95 girls total from Afghanistan. The need for assistance continues in the Middle East and in the U.S.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Independence Fund and Loyal Source launched the "Independence Line," a call center designed to assist U.S. Veterans, Afghans, and their friends and family navigate the issues with the Afghanistan withdrawal. This call center will be staffed by highly trained and qualified clinicians, to provide assistance both to the Afghans now in the United States who served shoulder to shoulder with our U.S. Service Members, and the U.S. Veterans themselves who may have difficulty in these trying times.
KENDALLVILLE — On Monday, the last U.S. military plane took off from Kabul airport in Afghanistan, bringing to a close 20 years of military engagement in the Middle East nation.
(The Center Square) – Approximately 24 students from Cajon Valley Union School District in East County, Californian, are stuck in Kabul, Afghanistan, where an explosion at the airport has been reported.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, Sarah Verardo, CEO of The Independence Fund, released the following letter on why Americans should care about our Afghan SIVs and their safe evacuation from Afghanistan. Sarah is the wife and VA-designated Caregiver to her husband, SGT Mike Verardo, USA (Ret). He is here because of the help of his Afghan interpreter during his 2010-11 deployment to Afghanistan with the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, where he was catastrophically wounded.
(The Center Square) – The Fort Bliss army base in El Paso, Texas, is prepared to house at least 10,000 Afghan refugees, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said.
Tom Gouttierre, the longtime dean of UNO’s Center for Afghanistan Studies, believes that U.S. troops offer a measure of stability to the country, and he fears what will happen when they're gone.
President Joe Biden has ordered the troops in Afghanistan to be home by September.