Nonprofits come together to help Afghan refugees resettling in Clark County

A Vancouver pop-up run by Friends of the Carpenter offers clothing and other services to dozens of families who came from Afghanistan.

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Vancouver-based Friends of the Carpenter is a nonprofit day center that provides a workspace for vulnerable members of the community. 

The nonprofit’s Executive Director Tod Thayer says they recently teamed with Lutheran Community Services Northwest, a nonprofit helping Afghan refugees resettle in our area.

“To come to a brand new country, to be completely relocated under the circumstances that they were, we felt like this was the least that we could possibly do,” explained Thayer.

Hundreds of thousands of

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