How to Help Welcome Afghans to Charlottesville

Charlottesville and the surrounding community has welcomed more than 330 Afghan evacuees sine September 2022. Click the button to learn more about how you can help to welcome our newest neighbors.

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NEWS & UPDATES

Campaign to Settle Hundreds of Afghans

On October 12, Welcoming Greater Charlottesville and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Charlottesville held a press conference at IX Park to announce their campaign to welcome hundreds of Afghan refugees to Charlottesville, Albemarle and the surrounding community.  The IRC anticipated welcoming 250 individuals, but have since welcomed more than 330 newly-arrived Afghans to Charlottesville.

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"The card allowed me to open up a Comcast account and get cable and internet set-up in my home."

"My landlord was able to verify who I was and allowed me to sign my lease."

"The card helps me feel accepted by the community. I didn't feel that way before."

"I needed to get a medical appointment for my daughter, which required an ID. This was all I had, and they accepted it."

WHO WE ARE

As a nation, our diverse origins are and should be seen as a great strength. We strongly reject demonization of and attacks against immigrants and minorities and will take peaceful measures to oppose them. 

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Given this situation, our mission is to create a welcoming community, one that: 

1. provides tangible support for all immigrants, and 

2. educates the community about the needs and contributions of immigrants, refugees, and other minorities, especially those who are being marginalized today.

PARTNERS

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