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Evansville National Guard to Help With Donations for Afghan Evacuees

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday a collection system to help with donations for Afghan evacuees.

Posted: Sep 16, 2021 3:05 PM

On Thursday, Gov. Holcomb announced a system to collect, sort and deliver items to the thousands of Afghan evacuees finding refuge in Indiana.

Indiana National Guard armories will serve as the sites for the public to drop off supplies. 

Since arriving in Indiana, Afghan evacuees have been receiving necessary resources from Team Rubicon, a national disaster response group. Team Rubicon has been collaborating with the American Red Cross. 

At collection sites, new items will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday starting Sept. 20 at the following National Guard armories:

  • Evansville: 3300 E. Division St.
  • Greenfield: 410 Apple St.
  • Rockville: 224 W. Strawberry Road
  • Danville: 1245 E. Main St.
  • Muncie: 401 N. Country Club Road
  • Indianapolis: Kessler-Moore Readiness Center, 2625 W. Kessler Blvd. North Drive
  • Fort Wayne: 130 W. Cook Road
  • South Bend: 1901 Kemble Ave.
  • New Albany: 2909 Grant Line Road

The following items are being accepted at the armories because they have been identified as needed the most. The items should be in their original packaging:

  • Men’s and women’s unbranded, modest clothes such as long sleeve t-shirts, underwear, pants and jackets in sizes small to large. No shorts or tank tops.
  • Children’s clothing, including baby and newborn clothes, hats and socks
  • Powdered baby formula
  • Socks, hats, shoes and slide-on sandals (no flip flops) for evacuees of all ages

Hoosiers interested in making monetary donations can do so through Team Rubicon or the American Red Cross.

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A line of sustained to heavy rainfall is expected to push northeastward across the Tri-State between the hours 7AM and 11AM Thursday morning; be sure to pack an umbrella early tomorrow, as that timeline will fall during your morning commute Thursday. After the initial line of rain exits east of the region, we'll continue to see periods of scattered rainfall throughout our Thursday afternoon and evening. Unfortunately, the same can be said for our Friday - lower pressure slowly spinning eastward will stall the rainfall and prolong our precip chances as we head into Friday afternoon and evening. It looks as though those chances of rainfall throughout our Friday will be sporadic at best and shouldn't lead to any significant disruption to those Friday night football games.
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