September 20, 2021

Local Group Sees Outpouring Of Support For Afghan Evacuees

The Al Huda Foundation in Fishers

The Al Huda Foundation in Fishers

Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh has been the temporary home for thousands of Afghan evacuees.

The Al Huda Foundation in Fishers, which serves the Muslim congregation in Indiana, created a task force to help with some of the immediate needs.

Task force member Amira Ali said a drop off location is set up at the mosque and they try to deliver basic items to Camp Atterbury several times a week. Basic items are delivered to Camp Atterbury several times a week.

“That includes everything from personal hygiene items to clothing, shoes and everything that you can think of,” Ali said.

Donations continue to come in.

“I have people reach out to all of the members asking how they can help and we are so humbled and honored that there is an outpouring of love and kindness,” Ali said.

Only new donated items with tags will be accepted.  They can be dropped off at the collection area inside the Sisters' entrance of Al Huda, 12213 Lantern Rd., Fishers. Ali said the sheikh of the Al Huda mosque is from Afghanistan and also visits the camp to help with translation.

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