The Vermont office of the US Committee on Refugees and Immigration (USCRI VT) is planning to settle about 100 Afghan refugees in the Rutland area in the near future. Rutland Welcomes organized 5 years ago when Syrian refugees were expected, and the organization has remained active. They’re collecting furnishings and supplies for the new Afghan households. A spreadsheet of needed items is HERE. If you are interested in helping to gather the needed household items, you can work directly with Rutland Welcomes’ Carol Tashie at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Abi Sessions at email@example.com. Abi plans to deliver some items toward the end of this week.