Local groups work to help Afghan refugees with donation drive

Several area organizations are gathering items for the Afghan refugees at Camp Atterbury in a donation drive.

Organizers are looking for donations of new items including fall and winter clothing, winter coats, menstrual pads, diapers and infant formula. Other needed items include combs, brushes, towels, deodorant, pacifiers, baby wipes, infant blankets, Pedialyte, Qurans and prayer rugs.

Donations will be accepted today and tomorrow at the Columbus and Hope branches of the Bartholomew County Public Library and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Columbus locations including Love Chapel, Fairlawn Presbyterian Church, the Islamic Society, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, First Presbyterian Church and the downtown library branch, as well as Nashville United Methodist Church in Brown County and the Hope branch library.

After October 2nd you can still donate at the libraries and at Love Chapel.

Photo credit: Santo Carollo, a Team Rubicon volunteer, folds clothes Sept 11. at Camp Atterbury. Photo By Spc. Raekwon Jenkins |