September 17, 2021

Here's How To Help Afghan Evacuees In Indiana

Gov. Eric Holcomb visited evacuees earlier this month at Camp Atterbury. - Gov. Eric Holcomb/Twitter

Gov. Eric Holcomb visited evacuees earlier this month at Camp Atterbury.

Gov. Eric Holcomb/Twitter
Mitch Legan

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday a “regional collection system” of locations where Hoosiers can donate new goods for Afghan evacuees at Camp Atterbury.

“Hoosiers have overwhelmingly responded to the needs of the Afghan evacuees and asked to help these men, women, children and families as they arrive in the United States,” Holcomb said in a news release. “We are proud to do our part in helping those who have helped the United States and provide an organized collection effort to expedite getting the supplies to those who need them.”

The following Indiana National Guard armories have been tapped as collection sites where Hoosiers can drop off new clothes and other essential items. They’ll be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting Sept. 20:

  • Evansville:  3300 E. Division St.
  • Greenfield:  410 Apple St.
  • Rockville:  224 W. Strawberry Road
  • Danville:  1245 E. Main St.
  • Muncie:  401 N. Country Club Road
  • Indianapolis:  Kessler-Moore Readiness Center, 2625 W. Kessler Blvd. North Drive
  • Fort Wayne:  130 W. Cook Road
  • South Bend:  1901 Kemble Ave.
  • New Albany:  2909 Grant Line Road

The following items – for all ages and sizes – are needed the most:

Modest, unbranded clothes – no shorts or tank tops; undergarments; jackets
Children’s clothing, especially for babies and newborns; powdered baby formula
Socks, hats, shoes and slide-on sandals – no flip-flops

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