About 300 Afghan refugees coming to Nashville, Muslim council says
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — About 300 Afghan refugees are expected to come to the Nashville area, according to the American Muslim Advisory Council.
There's no timeline for when refugees will arrive, but the council is getting ready to help those in need.
The Islamic Center of Nashville and Multi-Faith Neighbors Network held a Day of Service on 9/11 to collect donations for refugees.
"On the 20th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, we want to unite citizens around love and serving those in need."
Sabina Mohyuddin, Executive Director of the AMAC said she believes refugees will start arriving this week.
Catholic Charities of Tennessee has started a fundraiser to help refugees as well.
We stand in solidarity with our Afghani brothers and sisters, and we stand ready to welcome and serve those who are, in desperation, fleeing their home country.
Faith communities are working to see how they can support Afghan refugees.
Tens of thousands of people fleeing Afghanistan are expected to resettle in the United States after fleeing their home country after Taliban took control.