An Afghan refugee family that arrived in Des Moines on Sunday is among the first to be welcomed here as thousands flee increasingly treacherous conditions after the Taliban seized power.
Who they are: A mom and dad, as well as their four-year-old son and twin one-year-old boys, said Leng Vong Reiff, a local volunteer that helps refugees.
- The family is being supported by USCRI's Des Moines office as they settle into life in the U.S.
You can help by making a monetary donation via Reiff's Venmo.
- Or donate to USCRI's work helping immigrants and refugees in Iowa.
A full circle: Reiff, who's Tai Dam, came to the U.S. as a refugee from Laos in the 1970s after the Vietnam War.
- She said she's felt compelled to help other refugees after Iowans opened their homes decades ago.
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