Kirkland Interfaith Network has learned of two Afghan families who were resettled in Kirkland after evacuation from the Kabul airport in September. Since that time, St. John Vianney Catholic Church has played an important part in organizing material support as well as a team of dedicated volunteers to help these families. The journey to a new life is long and difficult, and one significant obstacle is finding and funding affordable housing for the families beginning on August 1. KIN is using some of our general funds to get this started, by matching donations (up to a total of $3000) that are made to KIN by members of our congregations and others in the community. If you would like to contribute to this effort, please make a donation at https://www.kirklandinterfaith.net/donate and note “Afghan refugee support.” Funds raised that are so designated will be used exclusively to support Afghan refugees, which may include others beyond these two initial families. KIN is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and qualifies for most employer matching gift programs. Please share this post with others!
Centralized help for needy families – Care Day on June 29
Care Day is a day devoted to connecting our neighbors in the Northshore area with immediate access to the services and resources they need. Attendees enjoy a hot meal and have access to free health services, groceries, haircuts, housing, public benefits, referrals to employment training, and much more.
Care Day 2017 is on June 29th, 10am-3pm at Northshore Junior High, 12101 NE 160th St, Bothell.
For more information, visit the Care Day website.