Trinity Neighborhood Support Team (NST) for Afghan Resettlement


AFGHAN RESETTLEMENT UPDATE

NST Update January 19

Our Afghan family arrived last Wednesday. They had been staying at a base in New Mexico since they were evacuated from Afghanistan. They flew to LaGuardia and were brought by van to the Worcester Airport. They have been staying in a hotel, and today they move into their apartment. The Apartment Set-Up team has been working very hard to make a home for the family. The Mom and Dad have a 7 yr. old daughter and 5 teen-agers ( so in all, 3 boys and 3 girls.) No one in the family speaks English, and only the eldest son has been to school. So our education team will swing into action, once they are in their new home. Special thanks to Ken Johnson and the transportation team who took the family to the hotel from Worcester Airport. Ken has helped with Google Translate and has provided transportation to the India Market in Shrewsbury, where they found a clerk who speaks Pashto, which is helpful. Thanks to those who have provided evening meals for the family this past week. We will keep you apprised of new needs as we see them.

Thank you to those who have donated!  If you would like to make a financial donation, you may do so in one of these two ways:

  • Electronic donations can be made using Vanco via Trinity’s website (www. trinityworc.org) using the “Giving” tab and selecting the “Neighborhood Support Team” option listed under “Special Funds”
  • Checks can be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church with “Neighborhood Support Team” written in the memo line. These checks can be placed in the offering plate or mailed to Trinity at 73 Lancaster Street, Worcester, MA 01609.

Thank you for your generosity!

Questions?  Ed Sproul ed.sproul@gmail.com

Bess Sproul esproul2@gmail.com

Nathan Cummings ntcummings42@gmail.com