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ST. PAUL, MN (January 27, 2022) –
WHAT: Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response nonprofit organization, and Minneapolis-based global humanitarian organization, Alight, will be hosting a donation drive for Afghan families who are transitioning off bases and into communities across Minneapolis and the surrounding area. As families move into homes, furniture, household goods, and other necessities are needed now more than ever. Team Rubicon and Alight are working with community partners to collect these items and help to set up homes and move in Afghan families.
The St. Paul Saints have generously offered the Plaza Entrance at CHS Field for the donation drive. The first 50 fans to make a donation will receive a voucher to redeem 2 free tickets to a select Saints home game in April.
In addition to assisting both organizations in moving Afghan families into homes, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK will be providing support and transportation to move all collected items to the warehouse. The first 100 fans to make a donation will receive a free coffee gift card from Two Men and a Truck.
WHO: Korey Schroeder, Sr. Associate of Operations and Resettlement Lead, Team Rubicon
Annie Nolte-Henning, Program Director for the Americas, Alight
Sean Aronson, VP of Broadcasting & Media Relations, St. Paul Saints
Sally Flinck, Director of Marketing and Communications, Two Men and a Truck
WHEN: Saturday, February 5 from 10am-1pm
**Interviews are available ahead of drive
WHERE: CHS Field- Plaza Entrance (between 5th and 6th St)
360 N Broadway St
St. Paul, MN 55101
Drive-up donations are requested from Wall Street turning East on 5th Street (towards CHS Field) and North on Broadway between 5th and 6th Streets. All community members, please stay in your vehicles as volunteers will greet you and help you remove items from your vehicles on Broadway between 5th and 6th Street.
LIST OF ITEMS REQUESTED
· Couch/Sofa (new)
· Pillows (new)
· Bedding (new)
· Mattress – twin and full (new)
· Comforter set, twin & full (new)
· Bath towel set (new)
· Car seats (new)
· Pressure cooker
· Tea pots
· Coffee carafe
· Pots & pans
· Diapers (all sizes)
**All donated items should be new
**Due to warehouse space limitations, only items on the list will be accepted.
RSVP & INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
Joy Moh | **email@example.com** | 626-552-6558
Chris Kindler | **ChrisK@WeAreAlight.org** | 651-428-5955
*About Team Rubicon *
Team Rubicon serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service by leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises. Founded following the Haiti earthquake in 2010, the organization has grown to almost 150,000 volunteers across the United States and has launched over 800 operations both domestically and internationally. Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Team Rubicon has not only pivoted to be able to continue to deliver disaster response and rebuild services in core mission areas but has also expanded their scope of missions to meet community needs brought about by COVID. Visit www.teamrubiconusa.org for more information.
To donate to the Afghan families as they transition into communities, please visit the Amazon wishlists which is being updated daily to meet the needs of the families or visit https://teamrubiconusa.org/resettlement for more information.
Based in Minnesota since 1978, Alight is an international humanitarian organization, working to create conditions for refugees, migrants, asylum seekers, trafficked and displaced people to build full, meaningful lives. Providing health care, clean water, shelter, protection and economic opportunities to more than 3.5 million people in over 20 countries each year. Alight believes in the incredible creativity, potential and ingenuity of the displaced and works to shine a light on their humanity, the tremendous amount of good that’s already happening and the possibilities to do more. In 2020, Alight received the prestigious 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for the tenth consecutive year, celebrating a decade of impactful work.