Afghan Blanket Drive

19 Sep 2021 | 12:00 pm


New Hanover is actively supporting the Afghan refugees that are being housed at Quantico Marine Base in Virginia. There are many pregnant women, children, and families living there in quonset huts, sleeping on individual size cots. Of the 3,700 refugees 1,000 of them are children.

We are collecting NEW blankets, full, twin or baby size to help welcome these people who have come to a strange country after leaving everything they are familiar with behind. Blankets can be delivered to our church building, and dropped off at the front door. If you prefer, you can make a donation through our donation portal. Just make sure to designate Afghan Refugee Fund in the comments field.  We will use any monies collected to purchase additional blankets. Here is the link to our portal. Thank you to the many who have taken the time to donate so far.

We are delivering the blankets to Quantico on Sunday, September 19, so please make sure to have your donations delivered to the church by noon on Sunday, September 19.