Helping Afghanistan

Hearing the news of the what’s happening in Afghanistan is heartbreaking. Most of the world has seen the photos and videos of the people of Afghanistan trying to board overcrowded planes and chasing after them at the airport. And now airstrikes are killing several people. The world is hurting right now.

In an attempt to help the refugees fleeing their home, the United Afghan Association is asking for goods to be donated. Here in Hayward, Nurse Arzo, Chairperson for the Community Services Commission helped head up this donation event. It took place on Friday, August 27th from 2-6 PM at Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq on Mission Boulevard.

I reached out to my network, employers, friends and family and asked for them to help. For those that couldn’t take the time to shop and drop off the goods, I offered to do it on their behalf. I asked them to Venmo me. I shared my shopping trip via Instagram Story and TikTok ‘bappletree’, including showing receipt totals and even my drop off. A U-haul truck was there ready to take up the donations to Sacramento for distribution.

I want to thank the below folks for their donation and making a difference! I had $225 worth to spend and donate.

One Busy Bee Enterprises LLC
ONDO Systems, Inc.
David D. from Sacramento, CA
Christy H. from Pacifica, CA
Kimberly F. from Hayward, CA
Amber S. from Mayfield, NY

I spent the raised funds mostly at Dollar Tree in Hayward. When I had $11 more to spend, I stopped off at the 88 Manor Market near the donation site and fulfilled spending the donated total.

If you can help, please do.

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde.

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