05 Nov '16, 9am

US troops, civilians volunteer to help #Afghanistan's many needy - News - Stripes

US troops, civilians volunteer to help #Afghanistan's many needy - News - Stripes

KABUL, Afghanistan — Twice a month, Jerry Farkas, a retired Air Force flight chief from Utah, greets two Catholic nuns who come to the NATO headquarters here to collect donations for orphans at their Missionaries of Charity home and needy families the nuns help support. The nuns’ visits coincide with a weekly meeting of volunteers, primarily American troops, who organize the donation drive — one of several initiatives the volunteers are engaged in to help underprivileged families and orphans in the Afghan capital. “Many people want to try to help,” said Farkas, 54, who works for Combined Security Transition Command — Afghanistan’s contracting enabler cell. “They’re here in Afghanistan and they’re trying to figure out: what can I do?” Appeals for donations have resulted in a steady stream of clothes, school supplies and other items arriving at the NATO base from companies a...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us-troops-civilians-volunteer...

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