Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Matt Zeller Saved His Interpreter. What Next?

In past months, this web site supported Matt Zeller, a U.S. veteran, in an effort to help an Afghan translator avoid the hostility of neighbors who opposed his cooperation with our troops. Here's the update he shared in today's e-mail:

"Matt Zeller
Fairfax, VA
Dec 2, 2014 — “The only words I heard were 'I'm sorry, we can't help you.' I was so tired of hearing sorry.”
-Ajmal Faqeri, an Afghan who served as a former US military translator.

Last week, our cause, No One Left Behind was featured in a BBC and PRI report drawing attention to the challenges faced by many Afghan and Iraqi allies desperately trying to resettle in the United States. Thanks to your efforts, in the past year over 20,000 Afghans and Iraqis have found safety and a new life in America. Tens of thousands, however, remain left behind and those who do make it, often find themselves abandoned, homeless, and destitute.

You can help us fix this. No One Left Behind is advocating for the U.S. government to renew the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program, set to expire at the end of the month. Your financial support will make it possible for No One Left Behind to win legislative victories like this one, and expand programs that provide life-saving assistance to people like Ajmal.

Thanks to your support, No One Left Behind found Ajmal a home, furnished it,
helped him find his first job, and bought him a car.

Today is #GivingTuesday - an annual global celebration of generosity. On this day, we ask that you reflect on the life-saving work of No One Left Behind and invite you to make a gift that will impact the lives of thousands of refugees and their families.

Please donate today: https://nolb.nationbuilder.com/contribute "