The Coming Wave of Afghan Refugees to Sacramento
& How You Can Help During Your Spring Cleaning
After the evacuation of American troops from Afghanistan, over 120,000 people have been evacuated from the country. Many of these people were local Afghan contractors that supported our effort, as well as their families. After we left, however, they have been heavily targeted by the Taliban without our help to defend and protect them.
Our Afghan allies chose to help us, knowing they will be mercilessly targeted by the Taliban.
Due to the bureaucracy and red tape required for one to enter society legally as a refugee or under a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV), combined with the amount of people currently backlogged in that system, many of our Afghan allies and their families are being housed in military bases throughout the country.
Due to Sacramento having a large Afghan community currently, over 10k of these families are scheduled to be released here over the next 6 to 18 months. Upon arrival, they will be given minimal resources ($1,200 per family member), and faced with the challenge of assimilating into a new country.
How We Can Help
While there are many organizations out that are currently working to assist in the assimilation of our Afghan allies into our culture and communities, American River Hauling and Junk Removal llc is in the unique position to be able to provide support in ways many of the organizations aren’t equipped to do so.
One of the biggest needs for these families once finding a place to live, is furnishing them. When we come across any of the following items in decent to good condition, we do what we can to find a new home for them.
- Mattresses, box springs, and bed frames
- Kitchen table and chairs
- Glassware and kitchenware
- Dressers / Armoires
- Entertainment centers
Our Focus Is The Children
While many of the above items benefit an entire family, there’s one particular item that we strive to collect solely for children. That’s right, bicycles. Bicycles offer children a sense of freedom, a form of fun that no other items can compete with.
When I go to client’s houses and routinely clear out the junk that’s accumulated throughout the years, there’s almost always a slightly rusted out bike sitting in the corner somewhere that’s either perfectly fine to ride or simply needs a little TLC. Either way, our goal is to give as many bikes as we can to the children of our Afghan allies.
How Spring Cleaning in 2022 Can Help Others
With Spring Cleaning right around the corner, you’re bound to accumulate piles of junk / unwanted furniture / appliances that potentially could be re-homed. While most other junk removal companies simply lug away everything to the dump, we take the time to refurbish, recycle, re-home what we can.
For a free estimate, give us a call today or shoot us a text message at 714-812-0402 with your name and a picture of the items you’re looking to get rid of.
Not only will you be helping others, but doesn’t gone feel good?