Chaplains and churches help Afghan communities

By Senior Airman Marc LaneJuly 27, 2009

An Afghan girl smile as members of the Camp Eggers Volunteer Community Relations program distribute clothing and school supplies during a visit to their refugee camp, July 24. The program is run and staffed by volunteers and distributes donations sent by churches, civic organizations and schools in the U.S.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan girl smile as members of the Camp Eggers Volunteer Community Relations program distribute clothing and school supplies during a visit to their refugee camp, July 24. The program is run and staffed by volunteers and distributes donations sent by churches, civic organizations and schools in the U.S. (Photo Credit: Senior Airman Marc Lane) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Chaplain (CPT) Michael Wikstrom, Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, meets Mahboob Shah, director of The Women of Hope Project during a refugee aid delivery mission to a refugee camp, July 24. The Women of Hope Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty by teaching women and providing opportunities to promote self sufficiency and self-esteem.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chaplain (CPT) Michael Wikstrom, Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, meets Mahboob Shah, director of The Women of Hope Project during a refugee aid delivery mission to a refugee camp, July 24. The Women of Hope Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending hunger and poverty by teaching women and providing opportunities to promote self sufficiency and self-esteem. (Photo Credit: Senior Airman Marc Lane) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan refugees wait in line to receive bags of donated items, July 24. Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan chaplains and coalition forces frequently volunteer to distribute donated clothing, school supplies and food aid to people in need throughout the Kabul area.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan refugees wait in line to receive bags of donated items, July 24. Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan chaplains and coalition forces frequently volunteer to distribute donated clothing, school supplies and food aid to people in need throughout the Kabul area. (Photo Credit: Senior Airman Marc Lane) VIEW ORIGINAL
Children look through a window while Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan chaplains meet with their camp elders, July 24. CSTC-A chaplains and coalition volunteers frequently distribute donated food, clothing and school supplies to people in need throughout the Kabul area.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Children look through a window while Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan chaplains meet with their camp elders, July 24. CSTC-A chaplains and coalition volunteers frequently distribute donated food, clothing and school supplies to people in need throughout the Kabul area. (Photo Credit: Senior Airman Marc Lane) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of the Afghan national police distribute bags of donated items to needy Afghans, July 24. The bags contained clothes and school supplies sent by U.S. churches, social organizations, schools and individuals.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the Afghan national police distribute bags of donated items to needy Afghans, July 24. The bags contained clothes and school supplies sent by U.S. churches, social organizations, schools and individuals. (Photo Credit: Senior Airman Marc Lane) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Chaplain (CPT) Michael Wikstrom, Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, demonstrates to Afghan refugee children how to blow bubbles during a aid delivery mission, July 24. CSTC-A chaplains and coalition forces frequently volunteer to distribute donated clothing, school supplies and food aid to people in need throughout the Kabul area.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chaplain (CPT) Michael Wikstrom, Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, demonstrates to Afghan refugee children how to blow bubbles during a aid delivery mission, July 24. CSTC-A chaplains and coalition forces frequently volunteer to distribute donated clothing, school supplies and food aid to people in need throughout the Kabul area. (Photo Credit: Senior Airman Marc Lane) VIEW ORIGINAL