Local organizations are preparing to resettle Afghan refugees. Here’s what you can do to help.

This story originally appeared in The Columbia Missourian. Read the full story online: Columbia Missourian Website As President Joe Biden’s Aug. 31 deadline looms for completing the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, local agencies are looking at next steps and how to help Afghan evacuees who may soon find themselves in mid-Missouri.  “I don’t know how many…

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Eviction moratorium’s end sparks anxiety among renters

This story originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. Read the full article online: News Tribune Website For many in Missouri, paying the rent during the pandemic has been difficult.Missouri lawmakers approved use of about $300 million from federal emergency relief funds in rental assistance in January, intended to help them and their landlords.…

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Nonprofit stands ready to assist, integrate refugees

This story originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. Read the full article online: News Tribune Website Afghan refugees could begin arriving in Central Missouri this week.The nonprofit agency Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) has helped refugees from around the world integrate into Missouri for the past 40 years, Director Dan…

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Mid-Missouri agency prepares for refugee resettlement

This story originally appeared on KOMU. View the full story online: KOMU Website COLUMBIA — With the unrest in Afghanistan, a resettlement agency in Columbia is preparing for refugees.  “The time is definitely now,” Samantha Moog, the director of refugee services for Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, said. Moog said she anticipates Afghan refugees…

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Virgin Mary statue now adorns new Catholic Charities building

This story originally appeared in The Jefferson City News Tribune. Read the full story online: News Tribune Website  Joe Gamm Aug. 26 2021 @ 11:05pmAn old wooden statue of the Virgin Mary, which used to be at the old St. Mary’s Hospital and most recently in storage, has been placed high on the exterior east wall…

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Mid-Missouri agency preparing for possible influx of refugees from Afghanistan

This story originally aired on KJLU. View the full story online: KJLU Website Following reports of unrest and emergency situation in Afghanistan, one mid-Missouri agency is preparing to help.  Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri helps refugees resettle in mid-Missouri.  Director of Refugee Services Samantha Moog says they’ve been working behind the scenes for…

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Unrest in Afghanistan could affect refugee situation in mid-Missouri

This story originally appeard on KMIZ. Read the full story online: KMIZ Website By Lucas Geisler Published August 17, 2021  Unrest in Afghanistan could affect refugee situation in mid-Missouri COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) A mid-Missouri agency that helps refugees coming to the United States said it’s preparing for more work following unrest in Afghanistan. Samantha Moog, director of…

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