As the situation in Afghanistan continues to unfold, here are some tangible ways to respond:

Learn about the Afghan refugee crisis in Wisconsin:

Support relief efforts by Lutheran Social Services (LSS). Lutheran Social Services will soon be welcoming a large number of Afghani refugees to our area, and they need our help providing services.  While this is a fluid situation, and some details are still unclear at this time, LSS is seeking help in a number of ways outlined below:

  • Cash donations to pay for housing for up to 6 months
  • Congregations with space for dormitory-style settings for up to 3 months, with the ability to hook up several washers and dryers
  • Catered food options and donations
  • Personal hygiene kits
  • Volunteers for recreation and child care respite for parents
  • Volunteers for community outings
  • Monetary donations for a resource fund, immediate use, and support (donate online or text LSSREFUGEE to 41444)

If you are able to assist, please contact Lutheran Social Services main office at  414-246-2300 (ask for Mary Flynn). Or, contact GMS Immigration & Refugee Task Force volunteer coordinator, Pastor Kelly Nieman Anderson, at or 262-261-3059.

Support relief efforts by Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS): Read this flyer to learn more about immediate support needs from LIRS.

Support other direct resettlement relief agencies in Wisconsin:

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