A fundraising page has been set up for Herts residents wanting to support Afghan families arriving in the county. Residents are encouraged to make a donation to the countywide appeal set up by Hertfordshire Community Foundation – on behalf of a wider local voluntary and public sector response co-ordinated by Hertfordshire County Council.
All the money raised will go to support Afghans staying in Hertfordshire temporarily and in the longer term. It will be used to support the local voluntary sectors as they pull together to provide a broad range of support – from essential items to longer term employability skills, language skills, family support and community integration.
Helen Gray, director of Hertfordshire Community Foundation, said: “HCF has supported local residents for over 30 years and we are keen to help Hertfordshire’s newest arrivals as they flee the conflict in Afghanistan.”
To donate, go to justgiving.com/campaign/hertsrefugee [click here]